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Born in Bogota, Colombia, into a family of many generations of professional musicians, Blanca Uribe studied in Vienna at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Richard Hauser and in New York at the Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin. With an extensive repertoire ranging from Scarlatti to contemporary works, Uribe is particularly noted for her interpretations of the 32 sonatas of Beethoven, which she has performed in cycle on several occasions, and the complete Iberia Suite of Isaac Albeniz.
A prize winner at many international competitions, Uribe appeared recently as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonia of London, the Residentie Orkest in the Hague, the American Symphony, the National Symphony in Washington D.C., and the Vienna Symphony.
Uribe's many honors include the General Fancisco de Paula Santander Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to Colombian Culture, an honorary doctorate from Valle University in Colombia. She was also the recipient of the first Dutchess County Artist Award.
Uribe has given numerous master classes in South America, in the U.S., and at international courses in Segovia, Spain, and has also served on the juries of a number of international competitions. A member of the Vassar College faculty since 1969, she currently holds the George Sherman Dickinson Professorship of Music.