by Kendall Padeso
(macomb, california, united states)
In the performing arts, Bolivia's best known figure has been the violinist Jaime Laredo. After the discovery of his unusual gift at the age of eight, Laredo came to the United States to study and in mid-1973 still resided there. At the age of seventeen, Laredo won the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium competition. Laredo is a successful violinist-violist who over the decades has added to his musical expertise an admirable competency in conducting chamber orchestras.