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Venezuelan conductor Rodolfo Saglimbeni was born at Barquisimeto on 8 December 1962. After studies in Venezuela, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music in London and studied conducting with Colin Metters, John Carewe and George Hurst. He also studied with Franco Ferrara at the St Cecilia Academy in Rome.
In 1985 he was first finalist in the Besancon International Young Conductors' Competition, where he was the youngest conductor in the competition.
Since 1990, first as a tutor and later as co-director, he has taught conducting at the Canford Summer School of Music in the UK, inspiring students with his modest approach to the art. He is also professor of conducting at the University Institute for Musical Studies in Caracas.
In 2003 he was appointed artistic director of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas. Other appointments include founder and artistic director of the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Symphony Orchestra, musical director of the Teresa Carreno Cultural Complex and associate director of both the Caracas Sinfonietta and Venezuela Symphony Orchestra. His concerts are broadcast regularly on radio and TV in Venezuela and the South American Network.