Marcos Zambrano, a conductor, composer and violinist from Venezuela, has been Music Coordinator for San Jose Jazz’s Progressions program since 2017. He became involved with the El Sistema music education program at age 7, and after 15 years of training inside El Sistema Orchestras, he was hired as music educator for several Núcleos (teaching-training music centers) and appointed as conductor of Orquesta Típica Merideña, Coro de Belén, and other Venezuelan music ensembles. In parallel with El Sistema, he attended the Music Institute of Caracas (IUDEM), Laudelino Mejias School, and the Latin-American Violin Academy. Also, he went to Spain to study at Berklee College of Music, in L’Aula School. Marcos earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Acoustics Physics and Mechanical Acoustics Engineering, at The University of The Andes. As a hobby, Marcos writes midi-music for films and television.
Classical, Jazz, Violin
Progressions is an El Sistema-based and culturally responsive music and youth development program that is all about changing lives by helping low-income, at-promise youth in our community identify, cultivate and celebrate their gifts through music education and performance.
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