||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 (also performed as guest soloist, and guest chamber musician).
References (Daniel Careaga,
Music and Dance Reviews; "Jaime Laredo and Friends at Philharmonic"; Home
Edition. Los Angeles Times, 02-11-1995, pp F-6, American Record Guide; * Thomas E. Weil,
Bolivia: Chapter 8B. Other Arts., Countries of the World, 01-01-1991. )
M. Núñez del Prado
Simón I. Patiño