Aruba Symphony Festival

July 16-27, 2019

Oranjestad, Aruba

(Students MUST arrive to the island on July 15th and depart on July 28th)

ASF 2019 Registrations open!!!

 Register HERE

The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy is an international event where every year, first-class musicians from around the globe make Aruba their destination. During these 12 intensive days of music-making, guest artists and students from more than 15 countries give the happy island an unforgettable experience with full-house concerts, workshops, conferences and classes led by celebrated international artists.

The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy offers the opportunity for participants to perform in the Festival Orchestra, chamber ensembles (strings and winds), master classes and a solo competition upon the tutoring of acclaimed international musicians. Our concert programs are a combination of musical styles and venues creating a unique experience for our audiences and a large range of possibilities for our participants to increase their knowledge and musical repertoire.

The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy is also pleased to present the Conducting and Interpretation Workshop with maestro Benjamin Zander. His masterclasses are widely seen and well praised all around the world.

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ASF Summer 2019 Faculty!

Piano, Orchestral Conducting, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet,  Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn,  Percussion, Guitar.


  • CARLOS RIAZUELO, CONDUCTOR
  • Benjamin Zander, Conductor
  • CARL CRANMER, PIANO
  • Ana Maria Otamendi, piano
  • Edith Peña, piano
  • Gerardo Vila, Piano
  • LUIS QUINTERO, guitar
  • FREDI GERLING, VIOLIN
  • Olivier Piguet, Violin
  • Randolph Kelly, viola
  • Adam Liu, Cello
  • Horacio Contreras, cello
  • George Amorim, double bass
  • Nicole Esposito, flute
  • BOJA KRAGULJ, CLARINET
  • Benjamin Coelho, bassoon
  • Francisco “Pacho” Flores, Trumpet
  • Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski, trumpet
  • JOEL ARIAS, HORN
  • GUILLERMO ANDRES OSPINA MARTINEZ, PERCUSSION
  • Message from our Artistic Director

    “Music is the magical meeting of humankind’s need for intellectual growth and essential spiritual evolution. It is the most honest attempt toward combining these two aspects of the human condition. The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy takes on the role of being a transformative encounter in our students’ lives, as well as a celebration to our audience.

    With these words, I welcome you to the Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy.”

    Simon Gollo. ASFA Founder and Artistic Director

    Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy Aruba 2015. Video: Ronald Villabona

    Aruban Artist presents in our Festival

    Coro femenino ‘Den Harmonia’

    Coro hubenil di St. Anna School