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Nelson Ricardo Yovera Perez

Principal Horn

Nelson Ricardo Yovera Perez is the current Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Principal Horn of the CMI Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Opera Orchestra and the San Antonio Ballet Orchestra, and the ROCO Orchestra of Houston. Winner of First Prize in the Brass and Percussion category of the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions 2023. Nelson is a frequent substitute for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as an active participant in many of the best festivals in music, such as the Marlboro Music Festival and Classical Tahoe. During the years 2015 and 2018 he was a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, making multiple tours of Europe and Latin America under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Between 2018 and 2021 he held the position of Associate Principal Horn of the San Juan-Argentina Symphony Orchestra. Between the years 2021 and 2023 he was a Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and third horn of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. He was a student at the National School of horn of Venezuela between 2010 and 2018, studying with teachers Juan Carlos Maldonado, Ulises Aragón, Daniel Graterol. He began his undergraduate studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago with master teachers David Cooper and David Griffin.