About the School
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Encounter of Santander
Born in Tucupita (Venezuela) in 1993. Since 2015, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Nobuko Imai. He has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by Fundación Albéniz.
He began his violin studies at the age of seven at the music school in Caroní. When he was 18, he started his viola studies at the Mozarteum Music School in Caracas with professor Adriana Virgüez Cruz. He has taken part in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the City of Guayana as violinist. He has also been a member of the Teresa Carreño Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, with whom he toured Europe. He has performed as soloist with the Teresa Carreño Camerata Solista Itinerante of Venezuela. He has attended chamber music lessons by Arnaldo Pizzolante and Carlos Gutiérrez. In May 2015 he received the Music Performance Licentiate Certificate from the Royal School of Music.
As a student of the School, he has attended masterclasses by Veronika Hagen (string quartets), Antoine Tamestit, Harold Schlichtig, Lawrence Power and Tabea Zimmermann. He has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Lano, Zubin Mehta, Juanjo Mena, Pablo González, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jaime Martín, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Plácido Domingo and Andrés Orozco-Estrada. He has also been part of the Sinfonietta under the baton of Jorge Rotter and that of the Camerata, conducted by Anne-Sophie Mutter. He has been a member of the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Violas Consort, the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet and Trio and the Schola as well as Banco Activo Universal Esferas ensembles. He is currently part of the Enagás Schumann Ensemble and that of the Piazzolla Ensemble.