Ernesto Ruiz Leandro
He was born in Caracas - Venezuela in 1960. His musical training started at a very young age, learning Guitar and the Cuatro. It was not until he was 14 years old that he started studying violin and I formalized my preparation at the Conservatory. In 1978 he joined the Youth Orchestra of Caracas and for more than a decade he was violinist of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, head of what is now known as "The System". His educational activity as a music teacher and choir director of the San Ignacio School started in 1979 where he worked for 23 years without interruption. In 1983 he started his Anthropology career at the Central University of Venezuela. Between 1990 and 1998 he worked as a singer and instrumentalist of the Renaissance Camerata of Caracas and Syntagma Ensemble as well as vocal soloist with the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Symphony Orchestra and the Llanos Symphony Orchestra in the role of countertenor of the "Carmina Burana" of Carl Orff. With the Taller de los Juglares he has done a great informative work of the Venezuelan children's musical repertoire with an intense activity of concerts and shows in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Spain, many of them associated with the participation in diverse meetings of the Movement of the Latin American and Caribbean Children's Song. Currently and with María Elena Medina we maintain an active repertoire and in constant renovation. In the 90s he started learning instrument construction by the hand of Matías Herrera and of Lucia Valli. As a story reader, he was given the responsibility to narrate "El perro del cerro y la fna de la sabana" by Ana María Machado edited by Ediciones Ekaré in her "A Duo" collection, beginning with an experience that he still holds today with this editorial and that has taken him to travel virtually every corner of Spain, acting in schools, concert halls, public libraries, alternative bars, fairs and bookstores spreading the background of this renowned Venezuelan publisher in addition to recording two albums for the same Number of publications: My child and Minilibros Clave de Sol. In 2009, his collaboration with the Ensemble La Chimera began with the recording of the CD "Black Odyssey" as a singer and instrumentalist, a repertoire with which he has since performed concert seasons in Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.