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.
Venezuelan Latin Grammy singer-songwriter Franco De Vita gained-attention with the album Franco De Vita that included Spanish-language hits like Somos Tres and Un Buen Perdedor. Moving on, he released other notable albums like Extranjero, a song of which, No Basta garnered critical-acclaim and reached atop the Billboard Latin music charts in the US and bagged an MTV Video Music Award.
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.
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is most-noted for making real-time improvisation of complex-musical-compositions on themes requested by her audiences during concerts. She is also known for her performances of standard classical-repertoire. Her rich-oeuvre includes CDs like Bach and Beyond consisting of improvisations on Bach themes; Baroque; and her 2015 album that won Grammy for Best Classical Album at Latin Grammy Awards.
Venezuelan singer-musician-composer Simón Díaz was most-noted for his efforts in recovering and popularizing Venezuelan music. Several of his works have been adapted by symphonies and choral ensembles and performed by different artists. He also promoted Venezuelan music through twelve television shows. It was announced in 2008 that Díaz would be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Latin Grammy Awards.
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.