A Personal Note

Viviana Guzman NotePlace of Birth:
Concepcion, Chile

Current city of residence:
Half Moon Bay, CA (on Miramar beach)

What is your favorite place to visit?
nature: oceans, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?
Cemetery caretaker or Neuro-surgeon

Who are your favorite artists?
Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch, Breughel, Dali, Hildegard von Bingen, Isadore Duncan, Pablo Neruda, Maria Callas

Who are your favorite musicians?
Jacqueline du Pre, Edgar Meyers, Roland Dyens, Yo-Yo Ma, Hamza el Din, Claudio Arrau, Hugo Diaz, Raul Barbosa

If you could meet three people who would you choose?
Leonardo Da Vinci, Frida Kahlo… and Elon Musk

What are you reading?
Diary of Frida Kahlo;  Paula by Isabel Allende;  Medieval History

What are you enjoying listening to?
Early Music: Anoymous 4, 11,00 Virgins by Hildegard von Bingen;  Sonus, Echoes of Spain

Jacqueline du Pre, Elgar Cello Concerto;  Gidon Kremer, Hommage a Piazzolla;  Chris Norman, Portraits

Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Whirling;  Trio Voronezh;  Ghazal, As Night Falls on the Silk Road

Hossam Ramsy, Immortal Egypt;  Digital Bled, Caravana;  Chris Spheeris, Mystic Traveler

Lisa Gerrard, Peter Gabriel, Passion

What is your greatest indulgence?
dark chocolate

What could you live without?
alcohol, TV

What are your greatest passions?
performing, traveling, music, dance, poetry, nature, children

What are your favorite pastimes?
Living on the ocean and watching the dolphins while I work. Riding camels in Luxor.  Dancing all night long in Rio during Carnival. Snorkeling with sting rays off the coast of Devil’s Island. Flying in a helicopter and landing on a glacier in Antarctica.  Experiencing the midnight sun in Norway and Sweden.  Evening walks with female elk in Alaska.  Going on Medieval pilgrimages with my mother to Sanitago de Compostela, Mont-Saint Michel, and Montserrat.

What do you do just before you go on stage?