Rodolfo Betancourt is a versatile performing guitarist, recording artist, composer, writer and educator. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Rodolfo is classically trained, but his range encompasses rock, jazz, Latin jazz, blues, salsa and avant-garde. His performance is as captivating solo as it is when he plays with others.
He has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Laureate Marin Alsop, including the premiere recording of Michael Daugherty's Philadelphia Stories. Other CSO engagements included the popular Too Hot to Handel, the Summer Chamber Series, and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.
In addition to his career as a classic guitar soloist, Rodolfo continues to perform with several musical projects, such as his own trio with Venezuelan Bassist Jorge Lopez and Guinean Percussionist Fara Tolno, and the Experimental Playground Ensemble among others. The Betancourt Trio
The Betancourt Trio has been characterized as a mix of "Afro-Latin-Jazz-Fusion-Avant-Garde-Salsa-Folk rhythms from West Africa to the Caribbean." Indeed, you'd need to travel 6,000 miles to both sides of the Atlantic to hear something like the Betancourt Trio. Building from these extended musical roots, these three virtuosi from Venezuela and Guinea mix it all up to create exciting, unusual and out-of-the-box textures and rhythms from familiar sounds.