Rubén Rengel, Violin
Earning praise from the New York Concert Review and The Boston Globe, violinist Rubén Rengel is quickly gaining recognition as a prominent artist. He was winner of the Robert Frederick Smith Prize at the 2018 Sphinx Competition, and has appeared as a soloist with the symphonies of Philadelphia, Detroit, Houston, New Jersey, Vermont, Oakland, and Venezuela.
An avid chamber musician, Rubén has performed with artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Peter Wiley, David Shifrin, Joel Krosnick, Timothy Eddy, and Gilbert Kalish. He has appeared at The Perlman Music Program, Brevard Music Center Summer Festival, Evnin Rising Stars at the Caramoor Center, and Music@Menlo.
In addition to classical music, Rubén enjoys performing Venezuelan folk music and jazz. He also has a strong interest in conducting and enjoys performing as a violist. Rubén’s teachers and mentors include Iván Pérez Núñez, Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, and Mark Steinberg. As part of his fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Rubén teaches at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music in the Bronx.