Musical Director and Leader

Jesus Rodriguez Soto - Musical Director

In Tucupita, Venezuela, Jesus commenced his musical education at the age of twelve, studying cello and music theory at "El Sistema" Venezuela. Subsequently, he joined the "Delta Amacuro Symphony Orchestra," marking the inception of his career in professional orchestras. In 2010, he became a member of the National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, where he had the privilege of performing alongside renowned conductors Sir Simon Rattle and Gustavo Dudamel.

He became director of the “San José de Tucupita” centre in 2012, delivering cello lessons to children and young people and conducting children's orchestras. In that year, he commenced his education at the Latin American Cello Academy under the tutelage of esteemed teachers.

He completed his studies in Orchestral Conducting at the National Academic Training Program for Young Conductors of "El Sistema". Following this, he became a Cello Tutti player in the Guárico Symphony Orchestra and commenced teaching Cello at the "Jesús María Torrealba" Center in San Juan de los Morros, Guárico in 2015. Subsequently, he assumed the role of conductor for the Children's Orchestra at the same center, and later for the Youth Orchestra.

Subsequently, he was designated as the musical director of the "Guárico Symphony Orchestra," a prominent orchestra in central Venezuela, where he led the performance of advanced repertoire and significant projects. He traveled to Peru to conduct various orchestras before settling in Trujillo City, where he was appointed as the musical director of the "Arpegio Peru" Youth Orchestra.

Jesus has received extensive conducting instruction from notable maestros throughout Venezuela, including David Cubek, Alfredo Rugeles, and Gregory Carreño.

Aden Mazur - Leader

Since graduating from the University of Aberdeen, Aden has been an active member of the local music scene and joined Inverurie as Orchestral leader in 2018. Alongside upper strings teaching at St Margaret's School for Girls, Kemnay Academy, and the Wee String School, Aberdeen, he performs on both violin and piano across Scotland and has been Musical Director for a number of shows.  Aden is also the Chairperson of the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra, sits on the music committee of the North East Scotland Music School and is on the board of North East of Scotland Performing Arts. He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Educational Institute of Scotland.

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