Yturvides Trumpet Interview
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #114 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpeter, Yturvides. Listen to or download the episode below:
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Yturvides Vilchez, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1980, began his musical journey at age four, mastering the Venezuelan “cuatro” at the Sopotociento Cultural Center. He furthered his studies at the Jose Luis Paz music conservatory, learning both the Venezuelan cuatro and Spanish guitar. At 15, he joined the Band Show “Regina Coeli,” where he developed his skills in drums, percussion, flute, and trumpet. Yturvides’ talent led him to various Venezuelan groups, including Sabor Juvenile and Antañones De Mi Pueblo, under the mentorship of Jesús Amable Nieto. His musical career flourished as he joined several bands, including the Omar Enrique Merenguero Band, and participated in recordings with artists like Gran Coquivacoa and Argenis Carruyo.
By 24, Yturvides was a part of “El Sonero Del Mundo” Oscar D’Leon’s world-renowned orchestra, touring globally. In 2008, he joined Grupo Mania as the first trumpet and later became its musical director, contributing as an arranger. Yturvides’ excellence in music extended to Puerto Rico, where he performed with salsa legends such as Ruben Blades, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Marc Antony. He made history as the first Venezuelan musician in the National Salsa Day Orchestra under Maestro Louis García. Yturvides’ career is marked by his versatile musicianship and contributions to both Venezuelan and international music scenes.
Transcript coming soon!