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DaVid Pineda-Huezo


 Fabrication, Restoration, Surveyor, Appraisal and Consulting in the Violin Family of Musical Instruments. Specialist of Musical Instruments, Bowed Instruments of the Violin Family. Documented Fellow, Violin Intercontinental Forum, Inc. Compliant under USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice under the sanction of U. S. Congress Appraisal Subcommittee).

Violin Maker and Archetier.



Cellist by professional training, graduate of the prestigious Victoriano School of Music, came to the United States of America with Scholar Fellowship stipends and endowments, including the Rotary International and Capstone International Center.  Recipient of numerous awards in performance and service commendations, including the City Of St. Augustine Coat of Arms for Service to Community. Continuing an extensive performance career and serving as an Orchestra Specialist for Fulton County Schools orchestra programs, and the development of the Dunwoody Camerata, the revival of the Atlanta Chamber Orchestra and serving as in-residence artists along his wife Tirza Kosche Pineda, violinist, at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for over a decade.


Benjamin Acevedo, the luthier for the conservatory, let me apprentice during my conservatory studies at age 12, for instrument setup and repairs. During my professional years, I decided to specialize more in restoration and making instruments, just in case I ever broke a finger and could no longer play. My collaboration with restorers, makers and dealers, I also pursued my Appraiser Education with my specialty being in Personal Property, Musical Instruments of the Violin Family. Through New York University on Appraisal Theory and Methodology and studies through Appraisers Association of America, I earned my Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice compliance certificate.


My inventions have earned international attention by Strad Magazine and Strings Magazine, such as my bow hair treatment “Bow Tonic” and my instrument finish conditioner “Wood Tonic”. 


I have hundreds of documented restorations and with clients that include historically significant master performers that I now am honored to be able to call my friends as well. I now enjoy residency as Luthier in Residency with the Sarasota Music Festival since 2010.


Currently, as performer, I enjoy our creative programming with my wife Tirza and our friend pianist NORIKO. Trio Intermezzo performs a very exclusive series “Parlor Performance Series” at Florida Violins.

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Dariela Delgado,

Host for Florida Violins,

Appraisal Counselor,


Journalist and Writer. Graduate of Florida State University.

Host and House Manager for Trio Intermezzo performance series.


Diana Labrador,

Host for Florida Violins,

Appraisal Counselor, Violinist and Singer.

As a classically trained violinist, Dianna is also a Cantor for Epiphany Catholic Church. You can hear her sing in some of our Trio Intermezzo concert videos.

Currently pursuing a degree in Speech and Hearing Pathology. Avid fisherlady!

Tirza Kosche Pineda

Managing Partner, Violinist and 

Appraisal Counselor.

Tirza’s life and career have been spent in the world of arts beginning early in childhood playing violin at age 6 and classical ballet training at 4. Her first two violin teachers were Doris Holloway and Carol Stokes, and her debut solo recital was at age 12 during the inaugural season of the world acclaimed Spivey Hall in Atlanta Georgia. In her teen years she was accepted into the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded youth orchestras in the nation and having the privilege of playing under the great batons of Maest

ros Robert Shaw, Maron Alsop, Yoel Levi and Jeri Flint. Also having been accepted into the selective private studios of Homer Holloway, a distinguished pupil of Jascha Heifetz and Ivan Galamian, and Jeanne Johnson, Concertmaster of The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Tirza joined the Atlanta Chamber Orchestra as Concert Master from 2001 to 2005. Performing the duties of Concertmaster as well as Coordinator of the Educational Program and lecturing as a chamber musician with the Music of the World Chamber Series at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. Tirza and DaVid spent fifteen years as Artists in Residence with The High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia. Creating and curating customized music programming, performances, lectures, and presentations for their special exhibitions and events. Together, Tirza and DaVid were recipients of the City of St. Augustine Florida’s Coat of Arms (2004) given to The Galatea Duo by the Honorable Mayor George Gardner for "Service to Community". Tirza also has enjoyed the recording realm of playing and has collaborated in recording and performing with renowned artists such as Michael Kamen, Collective Soul, Kansas, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Estefan, Joel Kosche, Lenny LeBlanc, Twila Paris, and The Atlanta Boy Choir. While touring with professional orchestras including the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, The Hollywood Hills Orchestra and Signmund Romberg Orchestra, Tirza fell in love with the Sarasota area and never forgot the beauty and unique environment of the “Cultural Coast”. In 2011 she and DaVid chose to make the move from their hometown of Atlanta Georgia after making regular working trips to Sarasota over a number of years and deciding that the area would make a beautiful and fitting place for them to call home. Tirza and DaVid (husband and wife) are the owners of “Florida Violins” in Venice Florida and now reside in the Venice area. Tirza currently spends her days managing and engaging in the efforts of their studio “Florida Violins”, while demonstrating instruments, bows, and sharing historical notes of the instrument collection, and also making documentary style video/films for the various media pages she manages. In the Fall of 2023 Tirza began playing with her friend and Pianist, NORIKO, and DaVid as “Trio Intermezzo” and have enjoyed an active performance season together. In her spare time Tirza enjoys baking, gardening, and working with organizations that are near and dear to her heart such as The World of Chucko and Strings Con Brío.

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