Rodolfo Saglimbeni

Chilean Circle of Art Critics award Venezuelan conductor Rodolfo Saglimbeni

The Chilean Circle of Art Critics described Venezuelan Rodolfo Saglimbeni’s concerts as interpretations that “break the barrier of excellence”. He is expected to continue his world tours in 2023.

Chilean Circle of Art Critics awards Venezuelan conductor Rodolfo Saglimbeni for outstanding performances

Venezuelan orchestra conductor Rodolfo Saglimbeni was awarded by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics thanks to his concerts offered in 2022, in which national and international artists participated.

Saglimbeni, 60 years old, has demonstrated his talent at the head of orchestras in several countries in recent months, leaving a path of international success after having been the head of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas.

His talent was rewarded after his concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile. Critics called them the most relevant musical milestone of 2022, especially the piano concert in which pianist Luis Alberto Latorre participated with the Chilean orchestra.

During 2022, the Venezuelan enchanted the ears of critics and instrumental music lovers in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, England, Croatia and Venezuela.

Venezuelan maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni conducts orchestras to international success

He has conducted the Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, the orchestras and ensembles of the Sherborne Summer School of Music in England and with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile and the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas.

Each of his performances in the different countries he visited received positive comments. About his concert in Brazil, the critics affirmed that “the interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’ broke the barriers of excellence”.

In 2023, the Venezuelan conductor already has a full schedule that includes concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile and the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the group, which will be held at the Teatro Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

He will also begin his tour with the Festival Internacional de las Semanas Musicales de Frutillar. He also plans to visit Argentina, England, the United States and Uruguay.


The conductor, born in Lara, is a founding member of the Venezuelan Youth Symphony Orchestra System in the nucleus of his home state and was the assistant conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela for six years.

In 1993, he decided to leave the Venezuelan Orchestra to become the founding conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho and to carry out activities as associate conductor of the Sinfonietta de Caracas.

In 2015, he leaves Venezuela due to his appointment as Artistic Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina. Then, in September 2019, he goes to Chile as conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of that country.

About Chilean Circle of Art Critics

The Chilean Circle of Art Critics is an independent organization, founded in 1955, that provides advice and support to members of the Chilean art community. It is composed of members of the Chilean press and art critics, university professors, artists and representatives of galleries, museums and other art-related organizations.

The main mission of the Chilean Circle of Art Critics is to promote and defend the artistic and cultural heritage of Chile. It seeks to increase knowledge of the country’s visual arts and to promote dialogue between the public and the various art communities.

Through its activities, the organization also seeks to promote respect and recognition for the work of Chilean artists, both in Chile and abroad.

It is open to all types of cultural activities, mainly exhibitions, conferences and publications. It also offers its members the opportunity to participate in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops on art, culture and the media.

The Circle of Art Critics is also very active in the media, with its members regularly appearing on television and radio programs and writing articles for newspapers and magazines. Through its publications and activities, the Circle of Art Critics has become an important voice in the Chilean art scene.

This group will continue promoting Chilean art and culture in Chile and abroad. It is also dedicated to helping young artists and art critics develop their skills and gain recognition. By providing support and advice to artists and art critics, the organization helps to ensure that Chilean art remains vibrant and relevant.