Zabdiel Hernández Sánchez

Zabdiel Hernández Sánchez

Born in Maracaibo (Venezuela) in 1998. Since 2019, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi. He has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez (ABANCA) and Fundación Albéniz, respectively.

He studied with Ivette Ferreira at the José Luis Paz Conservatory as well as with José Francisco del Castillo at the Latin American Academy of Violin. He completed a degree in music at the Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta, where he also developed his abilities as arranger.

In 2015 he was awarded first prize at the Juan Bautista Plaza National Violin Competition in Venezuela, which led him to participate as soloist in a tour around China, Japan, Netherlands and Russia. He has also taken part in the Venezuelan National Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, with whom he performed during the Nobel Prize ceremony held in Stockholm (Sweden).

As a student of the School, he has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pablo González, and he is currently a member of the Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti Ensemble.