Violinist Carlos Rubio began his musical career as a member of Venezuela’s National System of Youth Orchestras (“El Sistema”). As a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, he toured France, Japan, the U.S., Mexico, and Spain; and participated in seven CD recordings under the Dorian Records label.
Mr. Rubio has taught master classes and performed at Miami, Drake, Wilfrid Laurier, and Colorado State universities; the universities of Iowa, Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Tennessee, and Nebraska Omaha; Colombia’s Festival de Música Latinoamericana; Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo; and the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music in Venezuela. He is a founding member of the Dalí Quartet International Music Festival.
Mr. Rubio was awarded grand prize in the Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America at Indiana University and was named the Ohio Latino Arts Association’s Performing Artist of the Year. He has appeared as a soloist with the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Oxford Chamber Orchestra. His chamber music partners have included the Colorado, Oxford, Penderecki, DaPonte, and Amernet string quartets; clarinetist Ricardo Morales; pianists Alessio Bax, Olga Kern, Vanessa Perez, and Pamela Mia Paul; and cellist Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet. He has collaborated with such composers as Joan Tower, Joel Puckett, Edward Thomas, Susan Botti, Ricardo Lorenz, Efrain Amaya, and Manena Contreras; and has premiered works by Roland Vasquez, Paul Salerni, Terry Vosbein, Diana Arismendi, and Arcangel Castillo-Olivari.
Mr. Rubio is a founding member of the Dalí Quartet and is on faculty at West Chester University as part of the quartet’s residency. He is also a member of the Iris Orchestra and the Philly POPS, and performs regularly with the Harrisburg and Lancaster symphony orchestras.