Violinist Yennifer Correia joined the Arkansas Symphony in 2015. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela where she was a member of Virtuosi de Caracas and the Camerata Criolla. In 2002, Yennifer moved to the United States to pursue her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Julia Bushkova, and then continued to earn a master’s degree from Rice University with Kenneth Goldsmith and an Artist Diploma from the University of Memphis with Soh-Hyun Park-Altino. Yennifer also attended the Music Academy of the West, Meadowmount School of Music, and Interlochen Arts Camp.
An active orchestral musician, Yennifer frequently performs with the Memphis and Jackson Symphony Orchestras. Other previous engagements include the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Plano and Irving Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Yennifer has participated in the Fischoff, Coleman, and Plowman chamber music competitions, and has toured and performed in Venezuela, United States, Czech Republic and Canada. Yennifer is a winner of the Presser Music Award, Music Academy of The West Fellowship Award, First Prize at the WRR Chamber Music International Competition, and the University of North Texas Concerto Competition.
Yennifer maintains a private violin studio and most recently has taught for the Suzuki Community School at the University of Memphis. She also served as Violin Faculty at Garden Villas Elementary School and taught Suzuki Violin at Parker Elementary School in Houston, TX.