Dietrich Paredes is the orchestra’s Music Director.
The Caracas Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as the Youth Orchestra of Caracas) has now become one of the most representative orchestras of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, founded by Maestro José Antonio Abreu 40 years ago.
In 2011, the Orchestra made its international debut at the Bergen International Music Festival, followed by a highly acclaimed tour to Asia with concerts in China and Korea. In 2012, the orchestra’s touring work included concerts throughout Europe. In 2013 the Orchestra made its debut at the Salzburg Festival as part of an historic El Sistema residency involving over 1,000 young musicians. In addition, it also performed for the first time in Japan and returned to Korea.
In 2014, the Orchestra returned to Europe with concerts in Zurich, Hamburg, Paris, Budapest and Vienna among other cities.