Rubén Capriles starts this 2020- 2021 Season his second season as Artistic Director of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Venezuela, as well as his first season as Music Director Emeritus of the Falcón Symphony Orchestra in Coro, Venezuela, after a successful tenure of seven seasons as Music Director of this highly prestigious organization.
After completing his tenure of two years as President and Music Director of the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra in Baltimore, Maryland, where Capriles pursued his graduate orchestral conducting studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Capriles started since 2013 a steady conducting career developing to national and international acclaim the Falcon Symphony Orchestra.
During his years of studies Capriles developed a close relationship with the Baltimore musical community, not only as graduate conducting assistant of the Peabody Conservatory Conducting Program Orchestras, but also as Cover Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Director of Orchestras at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and as Administrative Assistant of the Peabody Youth Orchestra at the Peabody Preparatory.
Other responsibilities during those years of studies in the US included being founding Conductor of the Young Musicians Program Youth Orchestra at the University of California, Berkeley.
Awarded with the 2010 Bruno Walter Conducting Fellowship as Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Academy, Capriles has had his conducting described by his fellow colleagues as passionate and intelligent. Capriles has been finalist of the First Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition in Mexico City, and of the Sixth Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
As one of the selected conducting fellows at the 2007 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Capriles was nominated for the Thelma A. Robinson Award of the Conductors Guild. He has been recipient of the Mabelle Antionette Leonhardtsen del Mar Scholarship of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and has been awarded with the José Félix Ribas National Order from the Venezuelan government for his contributions to the arts.