Violinist Trinidad Marquez was born before the Mexican Revolution in the State of Michoacan, Mexico. He learned to play violin from his father starting at age four, and later played to accompany silent movies with his father’s orchestra.
After moving to the United States, Marquez formed orchestras in both the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and in the Yakima Valley of Washington.
His performances reflect a wealth of information on Mexican orchestral music rarely heard today.
Marquez was part of Jack Straw’s Traditional Artist Support Program.