Tarcisio Barreto Ceballos
Founder member with 42 years of experience in the Venezuelan National Youth and Children Orchestras System (Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela) where he was trained as a Conductor, Composer, and Violinist. He attended at a very young age, a great number of master courses, not only in violin but also in conducting and composing, in countries such as Venezuela, Spain, Italy, Swiss, Germany, France, Norway and the United States of America. His career has been very eclectic, including performances as a Violin Soloist in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Germany, Norway, United States of America, Uruguay and Ecuador. From 1993 until 2016 he was the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Lara Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela). In 1994 he was appointed Musical Director of the Occidente Opera Company, staging the following operas: Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Negro Miguel, Traviata, Madame Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, Il Tabarro, La Boheme, and Los Martirios de Colon. In 1997 he was named Cultural Executive of the Year in recognition of his work for the Cultural Development of the Region. He is also Active Director of the support program for Youth Orchestras of America funded by 0.A.S., UNESCO, CAF, and Mercosur. From 1996 to 2016 he was Executive Director of Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Barquisimeto, where he has an intense teaching activity. Alsa he was the teacher of Orchestral Conducting and XX Century Music in the Lisandro Alvarado University in Barquisimeto Venezuela, actually, he is a professor in the Master Degree Program of the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Frequent guest Conductor in "Simón Bolívar" Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela). From 2016 he is Composer in residence and seconds violin principal of the Miami Symphony Orchestra in the USA.