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Flutists and flautists: biography, notable interpretations.

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Toro, Luis Julio

Toro, Luis Julio

Luis Julio Toro is a Venezuelan flutist, known for his versatile approach and extensive performances throughout the world.

Initially he studied flute with professor Glen Egner, and in 1979 he became a member of the Venezuelan Juvenile Simón Bolívar Orchestra.
In 1980 he entered the Royal College of Music in London to study with Christopher Hyde Smith, obtaining there the Performer’s Diploma and the Royal College of Music Associate Certificate (ARCM).
Additionally, he became interested in the Hindu classic flute, which he studied at the Bhavan Institute of Indian Arts of the British capital.

Luis has been a professor of the Master degree at the Simón Bolívar University, and professor of the “Instrumenta” project at the
Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México. He has been a lecturer and instructor to the International Festival of Flutists (Lima,
Peru); the City University of London and the Latin American Music
Center (Indiana University, USA). He also acted as a teacher at the Simón Bolívar Music Conservatory and he has carried out several research works, including “Miranda, his flute and the music”.
Luis Julio Toro has an extensive discography as soloist, with orchestra, and with the Gurrufío Ensemble. A lover of both classical and Venezuelan music, he is a member of the Camerata Criolla, which executes a diverse repertoire characterized by symphonic
arrangements that explore the universal elements of our musical
heritage.