EDDY MARCANO is one of the most celebrated violinists in
Venezuela, and is rapidly gaining recognition throughout the Americas and
around the world. Marcano has been a vital source of inspiration and a
commendable example for young musicians. He continually strives to unite the
discipline and technicality of chamber music with Venezuelan traditional folk
music. This pioneering work helps to enrich and expand the violin repertoire now,
and for generations to come. Marcano is one of the most important cultural
ambassadors of Venezuela, formed in the National System of Youth and
Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela (El Sistema). Marcano’s
extensive career includes teaching, performing, conducting, and arts advocacy.
As a teacher, he was the Artistic Director of the Simon Bolivar Conservatory and
served as a Director of “Musica 100 x 35”, developed by the Conservatory of
Music of Puerto Rico, inspired by El Sistema. Other instruction includes the Emil
Friedman School and the Itinerant Andean Conservatory of CAF (Corporacion
Andina de Fomento). He has served as President of the Nueva Esparta
Symphony Orchestra Foundation. For UNESCO (United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organization) he has acted as musical commissioner for
the creation of youth and children’s orchestras as well as a member of the
Council of Music of Venezuela.
He has been part of ensembles such as: Solo 3, Opus 4, Arcano, and Onkora.
Most recently, as a member of the sextet Venezuelan Roots, the group met in
Switzerland to record their first album ¨Pajarillismos¨. Marcano has two solo
albums released under the project “Venezuela en Violin”, and has two
producctions “Tarde Tinta” and “Buenos Aires Caracas” under the EBD Records
label, which received excellent reviews.
Throughout his performing career, Marcano has enjoyed extraordinary success
at home and around the world. In the United States, he has had the pleasure of
performing for audiences in New York City, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami,
Washington D. C., and Pittsburgh, among others. The Governor of Pennsylvania
presented him with the award of “Latin Artist of Hispanic Heritage Month” in
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