The son of a trombonist, Venezuelan musician Gustavo Dudamel took to music at age 5 and grew up to be a popular conductor/violinist. He has served as a director of some of the major global orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Grammy winner has also appeared in several TV programs.
Latin Grammy-winning Argentine-Venezuelan singer Ricardo Montaner is considered one of the most successful Latin music artists ever. Apart from releasing hit tracks such as Tan Enamorados, he also appeared in the Latin soap Niña Bonita. He has also been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and owns a charity.
Teresa Carreno was a Venezuelan composer, conductor, and pianist. During the course of her illustrious career, which spanned more than 50 years, Carreno achieved international popularity as a virtuoso pianist and was nicknamed the Valkyrie of the Piano. Carreno is also credited with teaching pianists like Edward MacDowell, who went on to become a popular pianist in his own right.
Hugo Blanco was a Venezuelan musician best remembered for writing popular songs like Moliendo Café, which is often counted among the most popular Venezuelan songs in the world. He is also credited with founding a Venezuelan musical group named Los Hijos De Ña Carmen.
Juan Vicente Torrealba was a Venezuelan music composer and harpist. Composer of popular music, Torrealba is credited with founding a group named Los Torrealberos along with his brother and son. After achieving popularity in Venezuela, Juan Vicente Torrealba performed in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His composition La fillo zaina inspired a telenovela in Colombia.
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is a Cuban soloist of the Paraguayan harp. An internationally acclaimed soloist, Alfredo is also renowned as a composer, educator, recording artist, and author. With a multicultural repertoire which includes classical, folk, and popular music of several countries, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz has performed across the world for audiences of all ages.