Rubén Rengel



Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel is quickly gaining recognition as a remarkably gifted artist, described as an “excellent soloist” of “great virtuosity” (NY Concert Review), delivering “thrilling” performances (Boston Globe). Rubén has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Venezuela Symphony, New York String Orchestra, among others. Rubén was the winner of the 2018 Sphinx Competition, and since then he has collaborated with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Xian Zhang, Elim Chan, and Jaime Laredo. He has been featured in venues across the U.S. and abroad including Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Teatro Teresa Carreño, and the Library of Congress. As a passionate chamber musician, he has performed with artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Anthony McGill, Peter Wiley, David Shifrin, Joel Krosnick, Timothy Eddy, and Gilbert Kalish. Rubén’s chamber music appearances include performances at Caramoor, Moab Music Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Washington Performing Arts, Ottawa Chamberfest, Kaufman Music Center, Music@Menlo, Ravinia, and Marlboro.

In addition to classical music, Rubén enjoys performing other genres from Venezuelan and Latin American folk music. He also has an 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. Currently, Rubén is in residence at Carnegie Hall as a member of Ensemble Connect.