Brayahan Cesin joins the Lille National Symphony Orchestra

The trumpeter was a student of maestro Pacho Flores.

Venezuela continues to produce successful trumpeters who continue to bring good news for the country, now it was the turn of the Caracas-based Brayahan Cesin Mora, who has just joined the National Symphony Orchestra of Lille, France, as a solo trumpet. Formed between Latin-Caribbean music and El Sistema Nacional de Orchestras, this young man makes history by winning the contest fair and square to enter one of the three most important orchestras in French territory, beating the other 75 candidates from various countries. It is worth noting that for many he was a student of the teacher Pacho Flores.

“I want to enjoy making good music with my new work colleagues, I think that's the most important thing. Of course I am very happy to have won the contest, but I also believe that it is the fruit of my perseverance. To prepare, I worked with the trumpet for no more than 3 hours a day, the rest is mental preparation, since for me it is the most difficult job to do, therefore, I try to achieve a balance between instrumental practice and mental practice ”, Brayahan Cesin explained.

The Venezuelan is going through a great moment, in 2019 he was part of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra where he lived important experiences. In February of this year he won the solo trumpet competition with the Avignon National Orchestra and now he has just won the solo trumpet position with the Lille National Orchestra. He was a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony of Venezuela and in 2015 he moved to Paris to study at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory with Professor Eric Aubier; then he entered the Conservatoire Superior de Lyon with teachers Christian Léger and David Guerrier.

The Venezuelan added that he has had the responsibility to represent Venezuela long before: “I believe that all Venezuelans who are abroad always try to represent our country as best as possible with our education, with our culture and in my case especially with the classical music and I hope to do my best with the Lille National Symphony Orchestra ”.  

Regarding the fact of having had Pacho Flores as a teacher, he expressed: “Having trained with him was great, besides that he always demanded a lot of me, but precisely that demand led me to reflect for years, until I began to understand his magical way of seeing the music. There is a small number of human beings who have made history like Isaac Newton or William Shakespeare, they are people who have changed the world with their ideas, for me Pacho Flores is making history and evolving the world of the trumpet ”.

The young man already had a recognized career in France, because in his student days he played as a guest no less than with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Lyon National Orchestra, with the Metz National Orchestra, with the Opera Orchestra. de Lyon and with the Orquesta Nacional d`Île-de-France, among others.

With everything and that he is now a recognized figure in the competitive French musical environment, he thanks his parents Alejandro Cesin and his mother Leonor Mora for having supported him, nor does he forget his time with the Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Symphony of Venezuela and the Venezuelan Metal Ensemble: “The most beautiful thing about El Sistema de orchestras is that we are and will always be a family, so having shared a large part of my musical training with that family is what I will always remember with great affection and I am happy to represent them ”.

Curiously, his first steps in music were with Latin rhythms when he was 12 years old, with the Sonora Bendaval, a small salsa group from Petare. A little later his talent led him to join the Chiki Salsa and El Klan de Porfi orchestra, both groups led by the well-known composer and pianist Porfi Baloa.



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