Willmer Jesús Torres Martínez

Willmer Jesús Torres Martínez

Born in Estado Miranda (Venezuela) in 1999. Since 2018, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Bassoon Chair with professor Gustavo Núñez. He has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by Fundación Albéniz.

He began his music education at Venezuela’s National System of Youth Orchestras and Choirs. In 2012 he entered the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music and the Latin American Academy of Bassoon with Omar Ascanio. He has attended masterclasses by Henning Trog and George Sakakeeny, and during the Santander Music and Academy Encounter, by Dag Jensen.

He has been part of the Youth and Children’s national symphony orchestras of the Teresa Carreño and Simón Bolívar, with whom he has performed Carl Maria von Weber’s Concerto for bassoon and orchestra in F major, the Andante e rondo ongarese as well as concerts of Hummel and Mozart. He has toured several countries, including Japan (Tokyo), China (Beijing and Shanghai), Mexico (City of Mexico) and Austria (Salzburg Festival, 2013).

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Plácido Domingo and Péter Eötvös. He has also been part of the Bozza Quartet and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble. He is currently a member of the EY Ricercata Quintet and the Strauss Trio.