Latin American Harp Festival 2008

Born in Caracas (1976), he began his harp study at the Bigott Foundation in 1990 and continued with theory and solfege at the ‘José Ángel Lamas’ National Conservatory and the ‘José Reina’ Music School.  In 1994 he formed the musical group ‘Tolvanera’s Show’ (tolvaneras are dust eddies in Creole slang), accompanying named artists both within and outside Venezuela.  He recently made “Melodies of Remembrance” with songs of the Venezuelan repertory such as ‘Quinta Anauco’ and ‘El Diablo Suelto’.  Eduardo has participated in numerous festivals, including ‘La Panoja de Oro’, The International Festival of Joropo El Silbón, Sounds of Reflective Venezuela, Venezuela:  Songs of the Earth – all in Caracas; International Tournament of Jaropo-Villavicencio and Festival of the Mandolins in Bogotá, Colombia; and Festival of the Venezuelan Democracy in Washington, DC.  He performed with Venezuelan songwriter Argenis Sánchez in Bolívar Hall, London; on ‘Cultural Week of Japan’ with Maestro H. Rubio (on the invitation of the Gurrufío Ensemble); at the Central Bank of Venezuela under the baton of Maestro I. Querales; and in Havana, Cuba.  He has been heard on TV and radio commercials, has performed privately, and is heard in backup on many artists’ CDs.  In Gilberto Santa Rosa’s 2006 Venezuelan tour, he performed with Rafael ‘The Chicken’ Brillo, with whom he also partnered on his production ‘A Pretty Little Home for You’.  He debuted pianist Edward Simon’s work ‘Suite Venezolana’ with the artist together with Pablo Gil, Roberto Koch, Huascar Barradas and Jorge Glem.  Finally, he represented his country at the First World Harp Festival in Asunción, Paraguay in 2007.