Victor Caldera was born in San Felipe (Yaracuy state),Venezuela, where at the age of 9 he began his trumpet studies under the tutelage of maestro Marcos Caldera. He has been a member of the children’s, youth and professional symphony orchestras of his state as well as part of the chamber ensembles: “ARBANS” brass quintet, brass ensemble of the Yaracuy Symphony Orchestra and the Yaracuy State Concert Band.

In 1998 he joined the Venezuelan National Children’s Orchestra, with which he toured Venezuela, America and Europe. He has participated in master classes with maestros Alexander Barrios, Jairo Hernández, Alfredo D’addona, Francisco “Pacho” Flores, Thomas Clamor, Mark Rice, Rolf Smedvig, Michael Thunel, Allam Cox, Frank Puccini, Winton Marsalis, Max Sommenhalder, among others.

In 2004 he joined the trumpet section of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with which he performed concerts and tours around the world under the baton of great maestros such as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Mazel and Gustavo Dudamel.

In the same year he was part of the Venezuelan Brass Emsemble under the baton of maestro Thomas Clamor, with which he toured Europe and America as well as made two recordings for EMI Music and Euroarts.

He has participated in several productions as guest trumpet player of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco (Mexico), coach of the youth national orchestra of Panama, workshop’s leader and Professor of the Iberoacademy in Medellin Colombia.

He currently serves as Principal Trumpet of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Simon Bolivar Trumpet Ensemble, Bolivar Brass Trio, Simon Bolivar Brass Quintet, Venezuelan Brass Ensemble and performs soloist concerts and master classes nationally and internationally.

Since 2012 he has been an artist and representative of the prestigious trumpet house SCHAGERL AUSTRIA.


  • Schagerl C-Trumpet Model „Berlin heavy”
  • Schagerl Bb-Trumpet Model “Ganschhorn”
  • Venezuela