NELSON RICARDO YOVERA PEREZ is the current Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Principal Horn of the CMI Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Opera Orchestra, and the San Antonio Ballet Orchestra. He was the winner of First Prize in the Brass and Percussion category of the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions in 2023. Nelson is a frequent substitute for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as an active participant in many renowned music festivals, such as the Marlboro Music Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, and Classical Tahoe. During the years 2015 through 2018 he was a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, making multiple tours of Europe and Latin America under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Between 2018 and 2021 he held the position of Associate Principal Horn of the San Juan-Argentina Symphony Orchestra. From 2021 to 2023 he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and third horn of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. He was a student at the National School of horn of Venezuela between 2010 and 2018, studying with teachers Juan Carlos Maldonado, Ulises Aragón, Daniel Graterol. Prior to his position to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra he studied at Roosevelt University in Chicago with master teachers David Cooper and David Griffin. 

About our Rising Stars
ChamberFest Cleveland’s Rising Stars are recognized for their extraordinary talent. They are invited to deepen their connection to the art of chamber music by immersing themselves in the festival, rehearsing side by side with the leading chamber musicians of our time, and performing in a professional concert setting for discerning audiences and critics alike.