• Pacho Flores & Jesús "Pingüino" González

    Trumpet and Spanish Guitar

    Project conceived from the fusion of two artists, shearing their musical experience and influences from their own Latin-American origin, in addition to those acquired through their solo careers. This work has had much care and attentiveness put into it, with a selection of the finest pieces of some of the most relevant composers, and interpreted in an exquisite, talented, and conscious manner.

    Pacho Flores

  • Bio

    Pacho Flores was awarded First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Contest, the most renowned trumpet Contest in the world, as well as ...

    Composers

    Piazzolla, Pixinguinha, Rubén Fuentes, Luís Laguna, Ernesto Lecuona, Carlos Gardel, Pablo Camacaro, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Simón Díaz, Jesús "Pingüino" González y Pacho Flores.

    Jesús "Pingüino" González

  • Bio

    Jesús González Brito is one of the most complete and versatile musicians in Venezuela at present. Arranger, composer and producer, he has taken part in ...

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    Pacho Flores &
    Jesús "Pingüino" González

    Trumpet and Spanish Guitar

    Project conceived from the fusion of two artists, shearing their musical experience and influences from their own Latin-American origin, in addition to those acquired through their solo careers. This work has had much care and attentiveness put into it, with a selection of the finest pieces of some of the most relevant composers, and interpreted in an exquisite, talented, and conscious manner.

    Pacho Flores

    Bio

    Pacho Flores was awarded First Prize ...

    Composers

    Piazzolla, Pixinguinha, Rubén Fuentes, Luís Laguna, Ernesto Lecuona, Carlos Gardel, Pablo Camacaro, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Simón Díaz, Jesús "Pingüino" González y Pacho Flores.

    Jesús "Pingüino" González

    Bio

    Jesús González Brito is one of the most ...

    Pacho and Pinguino have the support of two prestigious Spanish companies. Guitarras Manuel Rodriguez creating passion and tradition, and Trompetas STOMVI developing art and technology

    Pacho Flores.

    Pacho Flores was awarded First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Contest, the most renowned trumpet Contest in the world, as well as First Prize in the “Philip Jones” International Contest and First Prize in the “Cittá di Porcia” International contest. Trained in the marvelous Orchestra System for Youth and Children in Venezuela, he received top recognition for his performances, recitals, and recordings as a soloist.

    Capable of managing classical or popular styles indistinctively, Flores adds to his captivating interpretations a great deal of energy tinged with the most beautiful instrumental colors. Acting as soloist, he has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kiev, Camerata from St. Petesbourg, Orchestral Ensemble from Paris, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, NHK Orchestra from Japan, Symphony Orchestra of Tokio, Philharmonic Orchestra of Osaka, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra from Venezuela, Symphony Orchestra of Dusseldorf, and the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra amongst many others. He has also given recitals in concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Pleyel Hall in Paris, and the Opera City in Tokio. Serving as one of the founding members of the Simón Bolívar Brass Quintet, he has taken part in numerous tours around Europe, South America, United States, and Japan. Experienced orchestral musician, Flores has held the Leading Trumpet position in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Saito Kinen Orchestra from Japan, and the Symphony Orchestra of Miami, under the musical direction of Maestros like Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Rafael Frübeck of Burgos, Eduardo Marturet, and Gustavo Dudamel including many others. Founding Director of the Latin-American Trumpet Academy in Venezuela, he fosters a promising generation of young talents. Flores is extremely keen on promoting Contemporary Music and does so providing important contributions by means of the performance and interpretation of his instrument. His repertoire includes commissions and premieres of works by composers such as Roger Boutry, Efraín Oscher, Giancarlo Castro, Santiago Báez, Juan Carlos Nuñez, and Sergio Bernal. Recently he has carried out an important concert tour across Norway and Austria with the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro and Composer Christian Lindberg, interpreting his concert “Akbank Bunk”, a piece for Trumpet and Orchestra, making his debut at the Fiestpielhaus of Salzburg, and at the Musikverein of Viena. His first album “The Venezuelan Trumpet” was released by the record label Guataca Producciones.

    Artist from the Stomvi family, he plays instruments that have been exclusively manufactured for him by this renowned firm, and is actively involved in the developments and innovations of his instruments. Pacho Flores is an exclusive artist of Deutsche Grammophon. “Cantar” is his first album with this well-known record label and with whom he will produce a series of representative recordings from his abounding and varied musical restlessness.

    Jesús "Pingüino" González

    Jesús González Brito is one of the most complete and versatile musicians in Venezuela at present. Arranger, composer and producer, he has taken part in over 130 records across three continents and is capable of performing either popular or classical music with unique skillfulness.

    As a teacher he has lead workshops and master classes in Argentina, Germany, Spain, Uruguay and Chile, equally for children and adults in different musical learning levels. He has collaborated on different occasions with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay, Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, National Phillarmonic Orchestra of Venezuela, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, having travelled across most part of the Uruguayan and Argentinian territory as the Simón Bolívar Ensemble Director (association of Uruguayan professional musicians who are responsible of spreading Venezuela’s sonority and richness), and Tierra Sur Ensemble (association of Argentinian musicians).

    Once a member of the famed Orchestra System for Youth and Children in Venezuela and person in charge of endowing the first Double Bass Chair in Venezuelan music on a national scale, in the Biggot Foundation’s popular music workshops. He has worked alongside extensively experienced Venezuelan artists such as Un solo Pueblo, Cecilia Todd, Agrupación Convenezuela, Gurrufio Ensemble, La Cuerda de Carmito, Estudiantina Voces, and Cuerdas de Venezuela, Omar Acosta Trio, Serenata Guayanesa, Aquiles Báez, Saúl Vera, Hernán Gamboa, Esperanza Márquez, Simón Díaz, Jesús Sevillano and Fabiola José.

    On an international scale he has worked with Joan Manuel Serrat, Mestizay Group, Juan Carlos Calderón, Pedro Guerra, “Los Sabandeños”, Añoranza Group, Ynarhú, Fabiola Socas, Rita Tavares, Benito Cabrera, José Antonio Ramos, Domingo El Colorao, Grupo Al-farabi, Rocío Jurado, Bertín Orborne, Mª Dolores Pradera, Symphony Band of Montevideo, and Daniel Viglietti amidst others.

    Recently he has been granted the honorary distinction of Special Achievement Personality of the National Popular Cultures System Award, by the Ministry of Popular Power for Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.