Barquisimeto is known by its unique approach when it comes to arts, which is not something new. Ever since its foundation, this city has been part of the cultural movement in the country and, by that reason, it’s easy to see how amazing the development of this expression has been in the biggest projects in the country. The city received another honorary title as the “Musical Capital of Venezuela” (Capital Musical de Venezuela in Spanish). This has been such an incredible force for music in this land; you can see the Sambil mall was shaped after a cuatro (an instrument similar to a guitar but smaller, with only four strings). For that reason, it’s not surprising that Barquisimeto has amazing institutions that take charge of teaching music to newer generations, one of which is known by its impact in the history of music in the country: The “Vicente Emilio Sojo” Conservatory.
The name of the institution comes from an important figure in the musical world of the country: Vicente Emilio Sojo was a representative of classical and Caribbean music in Venezuela and became an important figure in arts from the early years of his life. One of his greater achievements in this regard was the foundation of the Venezuelan Symphonic Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela in Spanish) of which he was a proud member at the directive. As an institution, the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory (Conservatorio Vicente Emilio Sojo) keeps the same impulse as the person it was named after: they look for alternatives to infuse newer generations of classical musicians. In this conservatory, professionals help musicians reach the skills to build a solid base in the arts of the city and country. In addition, this place rescues folk music and raise it to get the most out of every piece they listen to. This was the purpose of Vicente Emilio Sojo, bringing national music to every corner of the country.
Here at YoAmoBQTO.com, we want you to be part of the culture of the city and also, we want you to know the amazing talent that thrives in the heart of Barquisimeto. Important places and institutes like the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory, are a key part to improve and educate those talents who want to dedicate themselves to classical music. In this way, they will be able to reach their goals and fulfill their dreams. In addition, this place counts with great talents that studied in this conservatory: Gustavo Dudamel and Diego Matheuz. It’s not surprising that this conservatory is the ideal place to start a musical career.
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