Sergio Carleo, a Venezuelan-born violinist residing in Miami, FL. He made his solo debut in Venezuela, where he performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 accompanied by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra and under the baton of maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Mr. Carleo has been awarded first price at the Maurice Hasson national violin competition and is the Grand Prix winner of the LISMA foundation international music competition. He has been a pupil of some of the most prominent professors in the classical music world such as Jose Francisco del Castillo, Albert Markov, Daniel Phillips, Aaron Rosand and Elmar Oliveira. He has also participated in several master classes with world-renowned artists such as Glenn Dicterow, Salvatore Accardo, Claudio Abbado, Shlomo Mintz, Ivry Gitlis, among others. As an orchestral musician, Mr. Carleo has served as a concertmaster of the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in New York City, Concertmaster of the Lynn University Philharmonia in Florida, has played as a section member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, and he currently is a fellow in the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL.