This past fall, our partner and friend Eric Trujillo, owner of Mi Vida Strings and Master Luthier, combined forces with Kolstein’s New York. Founded by a Jewish immigrant family over 70 years ago, Kolstein is internationally recognized and respected as a fine string instrument company.
When first-generation Latino, Manny Alvarez, bought the company three years ago, he knew that Latinos deserved access to high-quality instruments.
“This partnership is about two success stories of Latino shop owners working together to serve excellent programs in Colorado’s thriving Mariachi and Latin music communities.” - Eric Trujillo
What does this exclusive partnership mean for student and professional musicians in Colorado? A full-line of top grade instruments and accessories are now available at Mi Vida String’s full-service shop, where they also offer world-class repair and restoration services. Students in programs like LCAC’s Viva Southwest and Mambo Orchestra will be able to enjoy these benefits to enhance their music education.