Ana Maria Otamendi, piano

Since her orchestral debut at age twelve, Ana María has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist at important venues and with renowned orchestras in Austria, Panama, Brazil, the United States, Spain, Italy, and Venezuela. After finishing her two-year tenure as Studio Artist at the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio, as well as the Merola […] Read More

Simon Gollo, violin

  Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist and orchestra conductor, Simon Gollo, has a recognized career in prestigious scenarios such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Philadelphia, USA), 92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY, USA), Chamber Music Society of Detroit, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA), Bolivar Hall (London, UK), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City, […] Read More

Randolph Kelly, viola

Randolph Kelly has enjoyed a distinguished and multifaceted career as principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He was signed by André Previn in 1976, and has since played under the direction of Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons. Previn once wrote that Kelly “transformed his section into what I believe is the best viola section […] Read More

Horacio Contreras, cello

A product of Venezuelan El Sistema, cellist Horacio Contreras has been praised for his “expressive playing” and his “phenomenal work” ( and is currently considered “one of the best Venezuelan cellists of his generation” (El Universal, Caracas). Horacio has appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras including the Municipal Orchestra of Caracas, the EAFIT University […] Read More

Pedro Vares, double bass

Pedro Vares was born in Uruguay, where he began his double bass studies with Prof Carlos Weiske. In 1995 he joined the  Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra as an intern, becoming a permanent member in 1998. He furthered his studies at the Geneva Superior Conservatory of Music, Switzerland, in the classes of Professors Mirella Vedeva and Franco […] Read More

Nicole Esposito, flute

NICOLE ESPOSITO A charismatic and versatile flutist, Nicole Esposito is the flute professor and head of the woodwind area at The University of Iowa School of Music. She has achieved a career as a soloist, teacher, chamber and orchestral musician on an international level having been featured across the United States, Europe, Central and South America […] Read More