The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela (NFOV), formed in 1995, has enriched the vast panorama of music in Venezuela with its new approach to chamber music, characterized by a youthful aesthetic that is full of new colors, and exceptional and versatile musical harmonies and tones.
The orchestra uses the whole range of flutes, from piccolo down to contrabass flute, and its repertoire includes music from the renaissance period to the present day, featuring Latin American music, both academic and popular.
The NFOV has appeared at the most prestigious venues and festivals in Venezuela, and has participated in three National Flute Association conventions, held by the National Flute Association of the United States, where it won high praises.
In 2000, the NFOV organized the First Latin American Flute Festival, whose program included concerts, recitals, master classes and competitions, among other activities.
Since 2004, the National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela is conducted by María Gabriela Rodríguez, principal flute of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Latin-American Flute Academy. Previously, the orchestra was directed by its founding-conductor maestro Víctor Rojas, former principal flute and current general manager of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Rojas was followed in the post by professor and composer Raimundo Pineda, assistant principal flute at the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and then by professor Nicolás Real.