Violin

Ina Paris

Cuba-born violinist Ina Paris-Cabello is a five-time prizewinner in the Amadeo Roldan National Competition (Cuba) and a former member of Havana-based Camerata Romeu, Cuba’s premiere chamber orchestra.

With the Camerata, Ina played for Prime Ministers and Presidents, recorded a CD “La Bella Cubana” that garnered the Premio de la Critica Especializada (Cuba’s “Grammy”), and performed in major venues across Europe and North, Central and South America.

Her classical music solo appearances include performances with the Brandenburg Ensemble, Queens College Orchestra, Queens Baroque Orchestra, and several tours across the Western US with “Community Concerts”.

And her classical credits include Joshua Bell, Tania Leon, Young People’s Chorus of NY, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Anthony McGill, Crested Butte Festival Orchestra, Cape May Festival Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, and Michael Stern, and frequent performances with New York Camerata, Music de Camara, Filarmonica de Puerto Rico, Washington Heights Camerata, Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, Harlem Chamber Players, Fairfield Chorale Society and Sepia Ensemble. And often participates in the Candlelight Concerts and on The Metropolitan Museum Balcony series in NY.

In the Latin scene, Ina was a guest performer with Cuban salsa sensation Los Van Van in 2003 and 2010. At age 10, she was part of La Charanguita de Guanabacoa, known as “Los Arangoncitos”, a highly-regarded youth ensemble that specialized in the traditional music of Cuba. As a professional, Ina has toured with Cuban traditional bands Charanga Broadway and Son Sublime. And in 2012 performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra playing the music of legendary Cuban bassist Cachao. More recently she has been playing tango music with Quartetto Tomassini, Leading Ladies of Tango, Glamourtango, NYTango 6, and Astoria Tango Orchestra lead by maestro Daniel Binelli.

As part of the jazz string quartet Quartette Indigo she appears in CD “Oasis” with the Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirate Troubadours, featuring Wynton Marsalis and Regina Carter.

She has worked with pop and Latin artists such as Elton John, Harry Connick Jr., Dionne Warwick, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Natalie Cole, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Martin, Nona Hendryx, Mark Anthony, Chucho Valdes, Orquesta Aragon, Pablo Milanes, Omara Portuondo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Thalia, Wayne Brady, Willy Colon, Bettye LaVette, and Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

In Broadway shows, Ina is substitute concertmaster for “Dear Evan Hanson”. She held the same position in “Pretty Woman” until its closing.

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