Arcadia Woodwind Quintet was founded in 2001 by players from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and it has since earned itself an important place in Venezuelan musical life. Its repertoire ranges widely, from baroque to contemporary music, and has given premieres of new works.


In 2014 Arcadia Woodwind Quintet won the Barënreiter-Urtext special prize, at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, becoming the first Latin American group to receive this award in such a prestigious international competition. In 2013, Arcadia participated in the First Chamber Music Competition, in Caracas, Venezuela and two years later, they were chosen among hundreds of applicants to take part at the Castilla y León International Chamber Music Competition.


Alexis Angulo, (flute)  Elly Saúl Guerrero (oboe), Carlos Escalona (clarinet), Edgar Monrroy (bassoon) and  Daniel Graterol (horn) have given concerts in several halls in Venezuela, Los Angeles and Bogotá. In 2017, they performed at the Opec Headquarters in Vienna.


In addition, the members of the Arcadia Woodwind Quintet have intensified their teaching roles with young musicians. They have given instrumental instruction in many cities of their country, with a very significant commitment to the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela.

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