Valeria Cortés is a violinist originated in Villalba, Puerto Rico. She began her studies at the age of ten at the Juan Morel Campos School of Music in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She then went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where she graduated with honors. She has attended various music festivals and workshops around the United States, including the Festival of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Americas and the New York Summer Music Festival.
She has also had the opportunity to play with different orchestras around the Caribbean and the United States, including the Santo Domingo National Orchestra and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, where she studies under the tutelage of renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.