Héctor Molina



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Venezuelan composer and cuatrista. He begins his musical activities in 1992 with the “Niños Cantores de Mérida” Choral Foundation in his hometown, Mérida, where he starts as a singer and later, in 1994, as an accompanist musician. During this activity, hi begins being interested on cuatro and guitar, and starts playing self-taught. With this foundation, he tours around Venezuela and then, in 1997, he goes to Germany, Italy and France. He begins his regular music studies in 1996 at the Los Andes University Music Department. In 1997, he joins the “Estudiantina de la Universidad de Los Andes” ensemble going on several national tours and two international tours: Colombia 1998 and France 1999. He participates on the recording of their first album “El Malmanda’o”. He has shared stage with several national leading artists such as Cecilia Todd, Gualberto Ibarreto, Serenata Guayanesa, Rafael “Pollo” Brito, Aquiles Báez, Cheo Hurtado, Marco Granados, Eddy Marcano, Gonzalo Teppa, Saúl Vera and Ilan Chester. He has also performed with many orchestras like Symphony Orchestra of Mérida, Municipal of Caracas, Symphony of Venezuela, Symphony of Carabobo, Flutes National Orchestra and the Utah University Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he moves definitively to Caracas where he enters in the Multifonia Instrumental Chamber Group. Along with this group he has had the occasion of learning in depth about the Venezuelan and universal repertoire for chamber groups from all times, besides he has participated actively as a composer and arranger. He is a founder member of the Venezuelan instrumental music ensemble: Los Sinvergüenzas. Along with this ensemble, he has reflected his work throughout two discography productions “Bichoneando” in 2001 and “Desde otro lugar” (From Another Place) in 2007 going on tours in Spain twice (2002 and 2006) having great reviews from the Spanish public.

Together with Jorge Glem, Edward Ramírez and Rodner Padilla, he forms “C4 Trío” releasing a self-titled first album in 2006, bestseller in Venezuela and a second album CD+DVD “Entre Manos” (Among Hands) in 2009. He has participated as well on tours with this trio in the United States, Europe and South America, having also an intense activity performing on the most important stages in Venezuela.

He is part of “Pomarrosa” group and participated on the recording of their first album “Aguacero” (2008). Currently, he is on the final stage of his music degree on Composition under the tutelage of Professor Federico Ruíz and on Venezuelan Cuatro Instrumental Execution, both at the National Experimental University of Arts (UNEARTE).