Chicago based, Costa Rican flutist, Gabriela Vargas, performed her concerto debut as winner of the Young Artist Competition with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica. Since then, she has won multiple awards and competitions that have led her to performances in Central, South and North America. Well known for the beauty of her tone and her musical flexibility, Vargas feels equally at home in an orchestral, chamber or solo musical environment.
She is an active musician in the Chicago area where besides performing with the major classical ensembles, she can often be heard on the contemporary and Brazilian music scenes. Her performances have been broadcasted live on 98.7WFMT and recorded for Albany Records.
Vargas teaches fluently in Spanish, Portuguese and English.