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Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 2004. Since 2021, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Christoph Poppen. He has been granted scholarships by Rocío González Raggio and Fundación Albéniz. He plays a Max Peter Meis 2021 violin loaned as instrument scholarship by the latter. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed him the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in the 2021-2022 academic year.
He studied with Graciela Nuñez and with Ivette Ferreira. In 2019, he was granted a scholarship to study at the Interlochen Centers for the Arts (United States). Since 2020, he lives in Spain where he furthers his training with professors Ferreira and Edson Shein. He has attended workshops at the School of Music of Bard College (United States) and masterclasses by Maestro Martin Chalifour.
In 2018, he participated in the Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival (Panama) and won the first prize. And, in 2022 he obtained the first prize at the Chicago Violin Competition’s Young Artist category, United States.
He has also been a member of several orchestras and cameratas and has also attended workshops and masterclasses by professors such as Rachel Hunt, Luis Casal, Ana María Valderrama, Óscar Bohórquez, Mario Rodríguez, Raquel Ovejas, Oracio Vicari, Linus Roth, Ana Chumachenco, Miriam Fried, and Krzysztof Chorzelski, Josep Puchades, and Heinz Holliger (chamber music). For more than two years, he attended private lessos by Sebastian Cohen on harmony and counterpoint.
He is also a member of the Carlos Cruz Diez Symphony Orchestra, the Young Camerata of Madrid and the Carlos III University Symphony Orchestra.
As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Juanjo Mena; the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir András Schiff and Andrés Salado; the Baroque Ensemble of the School, conducted by Paul Goodwin, and the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Christoph Poppen with whom he was a soloist. He has been part of the Ramales Quartet. He is currently a member of the Banco de España Arriaga Quartet.