Praised for his “agility, speed…liquid phrasing and tonal sophistication” (Fanfare Magazine) Venezuelan flutist Ysmael Reyes enjoys a varied career as a soloist, orchestral player, and teacher. He has performed as a featured soloist with orchestras in Venezuela, the U.S. and Brazil and has been invited as a performer, clinician and adjudicator to festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Reyes has been a prize winner in national and international flute competitions. His first recording Incanto: Venezuelan Contemporary Music was released in 2013 by Clear Note Records and is distributed worldwide by Naxos of America.
An exceptionally versatile flutist, Ysmael is an avid performer of new music, as well as an accomplished baroque flute player, and has recorded with local Latin and world music ensembles in Colorado. He has premiered compositions in the U.S. and Venezuela and in 2013 performed the world premiere of the flute concerto “In the form of a shell” by Costa Rican composer Pablo Chin. Mr. Reyes performs regularly on the baroque flute with ensembles such as the Boulder Bach Festival and Bach Society Houston.
Mr. Reyes joined the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flute in 2006, and is currently on the faculty at Regis University.