Ventus Machina

Ulises Aragon, horn


Ulises Aragon currently holds the position of principal horn with Symphony New Brunswick, and was the first horn and lead partner in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in Caracas, Venezuela, from 1989 to 2012.  He also serves as resident teacher at the International Horn Festival in Manizales, Colombia, held annually since 2006.

Professor Aragon holds a degree in Instrumental Performance from the University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM), a Diploma in Instrumental Performance from the Conservatory of Music Simón Bolivar, the Graduate and Orchestral Diplomas from the Mozarteum Venezuela, and a Solo Horn Performance diploma from the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover (Germany).

As a soloist, Ulises has appeared with the major symphony orchestras across Venezuela and internationally with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ecuador, and most recently with Symphony New Brunswick in May 2013.  His solo repertoire includes the concertos of R. Strauss, W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn, M. Haydn, R. Schumann, R. Gliere, and Inocente Carreño (Concerto No. 2, a premiere performance with the composer).

An active chamber musician, Professor Aragon has most notably been a member of:  Quintet Inocente Carreño, Wind Octet Simon Bolivar, Venezuela Brass Ensemble, Ensemble Horns Aragon, among others, and has performed with these groups in theaters throughout Venezuela, Latin America and Europe. 

He currently resides in Dieppe with his family, plays with Symphony New Brunswick and Ventus Machina, and has just launched his own catering company.


Ulises Aragon occupe le poste de premier cor avec Symphonie Nouveau-Brunswick, poste qu’il a auparavant occupé avec le Simon Bolivar Orchestra, à Caracas, Venezuela, de 1989 à 2012.

Il détient un diplôme en interprétation du University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM), du Conservatoire Simon Bolivar, du Mozarteum Venezuela et du Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover (Allemagne).

Aragon s'est produit comme soliste avec les orchestres majeurs au Venezuela et internationalement avec l'Orchestre Philarmonique d'Équateur.  Son répertoire solo contient les concertos de R. Strauss, W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn, M. Haydn, R. Schumann, R. Glière et Inocente Carreño (concerto no. 2, une première en présence du compositeur).

Comme chambriste, Professeur Aragon a été membre des groupes Quintet Inocente Carreño, Wind Octet Simon Bolivar, Venezuela Brass Ensemble et Ensemble Horns Aragon, parmi plusieurs autres et s'est produit à travers le Venezuela, l'Amérique latine et l'Europe.

Il demeure maintenant à Dieppe, Nouveau-Brunswick, joue avec Symphonie Nouveau-Brunswick et Ventus Machina et vient tout juste de lancer son entreprise de traiteur.