Horn Section of the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
He begins his French horn studies at the age of 16 in the Symphony Youth Orchestra of the Tachira State (VEN) with Professor Jhonny Maldonado. In the same way, at a national level, he received instruction by the teachers: Luis Fernando Ruiz, Javier Aragon, Ulises Aragon, Andres Aragon, Joel Arias, and Carlos Martos.
As a member of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, during the years 2005 to 2012, he participated in different training sessions taught by the international teachers Fergus Mc William (The Berlin Philharmonic), Kalervo Kulmala (Sibelius Academy, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra) Markus Maskunitti (Former Horn Soloist at The Berlin Philharmonic), Manuel Perez ("Spanish Brass" Quintet), Edward Brown (USA), Bruce Heim ("Sonus Brass" Quintet), David Bryant (USA), George Bruckner (GER). He attended –as listener- classes by teacher Stefan Dohr (currently a Horn Soloist at The Berlin Philharmonic) in the city of Sao Paulo in 2011.
During the years 1997 to 1999, he was a member of the “Luis Gilberto Mendoza” Symphony Youth Orchestra and the “Simon Bolivar” Symphony Orchestra in the Tachira State, participating in several occasions as a soloist with these groups. Over the same period, he became a part of the "Zarda’s Brass" brass quintet and the "Aulos" wind quintet, with whom he participated in more than one hundred presentations.
In 2002, he entered the horn section of the National Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, which whom he represented this country in multiple concert tours in the main concert halls of the Americas and Europe, under the direction of the eminent master Gustavo Dudamel. Within that group, in 2001 he was the founder of the “Penta Brass” Brass Quintet, with which he performed in several occasions in the city of Caracas, as well as in different places inside the country. From 2001 to mid 2003, he entered the horn row of the Symphony Orchestra of the Miranda State, under the direction of the teacher Gregory Carreño.
In March 2006, he enters by competition the horn row of the “Simon Bolivar” Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (OSSBV) and the “Venezuelan Brass Ensemble” groups directed by the masters Gustavo Dudamel and Thomas Clamor, respectively, with whom he has participated in different concert tours around Germany, Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, and Uruguay, with the honor of being directed in concert and special presentations by some of the most important directing teachers of our era, such as: Claudio Abbado (+), Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Baremboin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Jhon Williams, among others. In 2009, he participated as international guest teacher in the II International Horn Festival and Competition in Manizales, Colombia.
As a member of the OSSBV, he has taken part in different recordings for the “Deutsche Grammophon” record label, such as: "Symphonies No. 5 & 7" by Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler, "Fiesta" (Latin Grammy Award-nominated album), "Symphony No. 5" by Peter Tchaikovsky, "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky, as well as in the recent CD with excerpts from the Richard Wagner “Tetralogy.” Additionally, he participated in the DVDs Venezuelan Brass Ensemble "Gran Fanfare" by “EuroArts” carried out in the Konzerthaus Berlin and the "Symphony Nº 6" by Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky, under the direction of the famous master Claudio Abbado in the KKL concert hall in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland.
The following are some of the most important concert halls in which he has been present as a member of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela: Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Munich Philharmonie, Frankfurt Opera Theater, Semperoper of Dresden, Konzerthaus of Wien, Royal Albert Hall of London, Teatro Alla Scala of Milan, Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Rome, Colon Theater of Buenos Aires, KKL of Lucerne, Beethovenhalle of Bonn, Walt Disney Concert Hall of Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall of New York, Gothenburg Concert Hall and Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden, Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow, Odeon of Herodes Atticus of Athens, Salle Pleyel of Paris, National Auditorium of Spain in Madrid, Royal Festival Hall of London, Symphony Center of Chicago, Kennedy Center of Washington, Tokyo International Forum Hall, Seongnam Arts Center in Seoul, National Center for Performing Arts of Beijing, among many others.
He participated in inter-orchestra exchange programs and meetings between the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the following groups: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
As an instrumentalist of the OSSBV, he has been present in several opportunities in some of the most important music festivals of Europe, such as the Salzburg Festival in Austria, the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, the Beethoven Festival in Germany, the Athens Festival in Greece, and the BBC “PROMS” in the United Kingdom.