Our history…

Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo

The Aruba Symphony Festival ( former Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo – Nuevo Mundo Festival and Academy) has held more than 200 summer concerts, 1 international tour, 25 Music and Art Conferences, 1 Opera, 2 Violin competitions, 1 Concerto Competition, 1 Conducting Competition, 2 Solo Competitions, and 2 Art Exhibitions. It has received more than 40000 attendants, more than 2000 students and more than 200 guest artists from: Venezuela, France, Russia, England, Mexico, the United States of America, Switzerland, Cuba, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Australia, Uruguay, Hungary, Canada, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Korea, Belgium, Israel and Japan. The festival’s strings orchestra toured throughout Colombia performing 11 concerts and teaching more than 800 Colombian kids in 2010. The ASF has sponsored concerts, seminars, scholarships, tours, and Cds in Venezuela, Argentina, and Mexico.

 

Guest Artists who have participated in the Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo (2000-2013)

Violin: Jean Jacques Kantorow (France), Antonio Núñez (Uruguay), Raphael Oleg (France), Jean Pierre Wallez (France), Gyula Stuller (Hungary), Maurice Hasson (France), Detlef Hahn (Germany), José Francisco del Castillo (Venezuela), Virginie Robilliard (France), Alexis Cárdenas (Venezuela), Simón Gollo (Venezuela), Tatiana Berkul (Russia), Tomas Hernández (Venezuela), Olivier Piguet (Switzerland), Richard Biaggini (Venezuela), Víctor Vivas (Venezuela), Pedro Moya (Venezuela), Álvaro Larez (Venezuela), Soh Hyun Park Altino (Korea), Francesca Anderegg (USA), Dmitri Berlinsky (Russia), Benjamin Sung (Taiwan), Carlos Rubio (Venezuela), Daniel Vega-Albela (Mexico), Netanel Draiblate (Israel).

Viola: Christoph Schiller (Switzerland), Elena Ozol (Russia), Santiago Garmendia (Venezuela), Adriana Linares (Venezuela), Carlos Paúl Rondón (Venezuela), Adriana Vírguez (Venezuela), Marvicpermar Urbina (Venezuela), Jesús Alfonso (Venezuela), Richard Young (USA), Jorge Martinez-Ríos (Mexico), Melissa Melendez (Venezuela), Randolph Kelly (USA).

Cello: Miklos Perenyi (Hungary), François Guye (Switzerland), Walter Grimmer (Switzerland), William Molina (Venezuela), Ivan Chiffoleau (France),Paul Desenne (Venezuela), Ludmila Krushkova (Russia), Horacio Contreras (Venezuela), Carlos Izcaray (Venezuela), Yolena Orea (Venezuela),Germán Marcano (Venezuela), Marcio Carneiro (Brazil), Mauricio López Chollett (Venezuela), Leonardo Altino (Brazil), Maria Alejandra Saturno (Venezuela), Jesús Morales (Puerto Rico), Johannes Burghoff (Belgium), Jorge Espinoza (Chile).

Double Bass: Edicson Ruiz (Venezuela), Marc Antoine Bonanomi (Switzerland), Pedro Vares (Uruguay), Valeria Thierry (Mexico), George Amorim (Brazil).

Piano: Jacques Rouvier (France), Ricardo Castro (Brazil), Yohn York (England), Mark Foster (Australia), Abraham Abreu (Venezuela), Imre Rohmann (Hungary), Gerardo Vila (Argentina), Sylviane Deferne (Switzerland), Juan David Molano (Colombia), Marc Bourdeau (Canada),Monique Duphil (France), Gabriela Montero (Venezuela), Vanessa Pérez (Venezuela), Arnaldo Pizzolante (Venezuela), Serguei Pilenkov (Russia),Clara Rodríguez (Venezuela), Clara Marcano (Venezuela), Aneiro Zambrano (Venezuela), Leo Blanco (Venezuela), Sadao Muraki (Venezuela), Carlos Urbaneja (Venezuela), Maiko Inoue (Japan), Jihye Chang (Korea), Edith Peña (Venezuela).

Clarinet: Jorge Montilla (Venezuela), Mark Friedman (USA), Ivette Geraud (Venezuela).

Oboe: Andrés Eloy Medina (Venezuela), Courtney Miller (USA).

Flute: Michel Bellavance (Canada), Luís Julio Toro (Venezuela), Marco Granados (Venezuela), Nicaulis Alliey (Venezuela), René Orea (Venezuela), Javier Montilla (Venezuela), Aldo Abreu (Venezuela), Paco Varoch (España), Maria Gabriela Rodriguez (Venezuela).

Classic Guitar: Luis Quintero (Venezuela), Luis Zea (Venezuela), Ciro Carbone (Italy).

Orchestral Conducting: Jean Pierre Wallez (France), Mark Foster (Australia), Eduardo Rahn (Venezuela), Carlos Izcaray (Venezuela), Andrés González (Venezuela), José Antonio Cerón (Venezuela), Osvaldo Ferreira (Portugal), Jan Wagner (Germany/Venezuela), Carlos Botero (Colombia).

Voice: Cesar Augusto Gutiérrez (Colombia), Margot Pares Reyna (Venezuela), William Alvarado (Venezuela).

Choirs: Antiphona (Venezuela).

Chamber Music Groups: Borodin Quartet (Russia), Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Mexico), Cuarteto de Cuerdas del Estado Ruso (Russia), Trío América (Colombia/Venezuela), Trío Mistral (Japan, Switzerland, Belgium), Cuarteto Clarinetes de Caracas (Venezuela), Octeto Académico de Caracas (Venezuela), Ensamble Cruz Diez (Venezuela), Dali String Quartet (USA).

Latin-American Traditional Music: Arcano (Venezuela), La Cuadra Venezolana (Venezuela), Ensamble Gurrufío (Venezuela), Alexis Cárdenas (Venezuela), Eddy Marcano (Venezuela), Encayapa (Venezuela), C4TRIO (Venezuela), Jorge Glem en Cuarteto (Venezuela), Jorge Polanco (Venezuela), Roberto Koch (Venezuela), Elvis Martínez (Venezuela), Huáscar Barradas (Venezuela), Ensamble Cruzao (Colombia), Matiz Ensamble (Venezuela).

Bandoneón: Luciano Jungman (Argentina).

Horn: Joel Arias (Venezuela).

Harp: Maria Luisa Rayan (Argentina), Marisela González (Venezuela).

Trumpet: Francisco Flores (Venezuela), Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski (Switzerland), Marc Clodfelter (USA).

Trombone: Philippe Massart (Belgium), Andrea Neumann (Germany).

Orchestras: Orquestas de Venezuela, Orquesta Sinfónica Maracaibo, Orquesta de la Juventud Zuliana Rafael Urdaneta, Orquesta de Cuerdas del Festival Nuevo Mundo, Nuevo Mundo Festival Strings Orchestra.

Opera: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Laureano Márquez (Venezuela), Giovanni Reali (Venezuela).

Art Exhibitions: Fine Arts Exhibition, organized by artist Fernando Asián (Spain). Photography Exhibition, organized by Ana Maria Otero (Venezuela).

Conferences: Liselotte Gollo (Venezuela), Sofía Barreto (Venezuela), José Mario Carrer (Argentina), Christophe Depierre (France), Virginie Robilliard (France), Reinaldo Moya (Venezuela).

 

Summary of achievements

  • More than 200 summer concerts.
  • More than 40000 attendants.
  • More than 200 guest artists from: Venezuela, France, Russia, England, Mexico, the United States of America, Switzerland, Cuba, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Australia, Uruguay, Hungary, Canada, Puerto Rico, Korea, Portugal, Belgium and Japan.
  • More than 1800 students.
  • Annual Concerto Competition and Conducting Competition.
  • 1 tour: FANM String Orchestra. 11 concerts throughout Colombia teaching more than 800 Colombian kids.
  • 25 Music and Art Conferences
  • 1 Opera: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • 2 Art Exhibitions.
  • Sponsor of the First Encounter of Latin-American Musicians in Morelia, Mexico.
  • Sponsor of Concerts in Argentina (Salta Symphony) and Venezuela (National Philharmonic Orchestra).
  • Sponsor of several Venezuelan music groups (tours, CD).