July 20-29, 2018

Oranjestad, Aruba

(Students MUST arrive to the island on July 19th and depart on July 30th)

ASF 2018 Registrations open!

 Register HERE


Nuevo Mundo Foundation

After three unforgettable editions in Aruba and fifteen not-less-outstanding festivals in Venezuela, we are proud to announce the Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy has formally developed into the “Nuevo Mundo Foundation”.

Under the premise of “We are all equal before the Music”, and recognizing the power of music itself as a tool to make a difference in a society’s progress, the Nuevo Mundo Foundation has been created in Aruba as a mechanism of cultural and social transformation. Art and Music will be the instruments to turn the island into an international music center, motivating the tourist to visit it, not only for its beautiful scenery and wonderful facilities but its high level of cultural life.

Accordingly, and as tribute to the welcoming Arubans and their enchanting island, the Nuevo Mundo Foundation (NMF) is privileged to present the Aruba Symphony Festival.

The Aruba Symphony Festival (ASF), aims to contribute to Aruba’s cultural growth by organizing concerts, classes, conferences, and other artistic-related events and activities. Once a year, the ASF will bring to the island first-class musicians from all over the world who will join on stage to present the Aruba Symphony Orchestra and the Nuevo Mundo Chamber Orchestra. Furthermore, this ambitious musical and social project, will include in its busy agenda, the possibility of working with young Aruban musicians to introduce them to music as a way of living.

Last summer, more than 100 musicians arrived in Aruba and, during 8 intensive days of music, guest artists and students from more than 15 countries, gave the happy island an unforgettable experience with full house attendance concerts, workshops, and classes led by celebrated musicians from all over the globe. This year, we are pleased to give Aruba one more day of music, thus, from July 20-29, Aruba becomes again one happyER island, and one MUSICAL island.

So, save the date for this amazing musical experience! For more information, please check our social networks:

Facebook: ArubaSymphonyFestival


Instagram: @arubasymphonyfestival

ASF Summer 2018 Faculty!

Piano, Orchestral Conducting, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba.

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    Ana Maria Otamendi, piano
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    Edith Peña, piano
  • Dmitri Berlinsky, violinist
    Dmitri Berlinsky, violin
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  • Netanel Draiblate
    Netanel Draiblate, violin
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    Simon Gollo, violin
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    Randolph Kelly, viola
  • Marcio Carneiro, cellist
    Marcio Carneiro, cello
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    Horacio Contreras, cello
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    German Marcano, cello
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    George Amorim, double bass
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    Nicole Esposito, flute
  • Jorge Montilla, clarinetist
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    Jorge Montilla, clarinet
  • Ben Coelho
    Benjamin Coelho, bassoon
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    Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski, trumpet
  • Mark Clodfelter
    Mark Clodfelter, trumpet
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    Joel Arias, horn
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    Andrea Neumann, Trombone
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    Scott Roeder, Tuba
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    Melissa Melendez (guest artist)
  • 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. Nuevo Mundo Festival & 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 2018.”

    Simon Gollo. ASF Founder and Artistic Director


    Bela Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano III Sebes.

    Benjamin Sung, Violin
    Jihye Chang, Piano
    Jorge Montilla, Clarinet

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

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