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Yilmer Vivas

Yilmer Vivas

Yilmer Vivas is a Venezuelan young man characterized by his versatility as multi-instrumentalist. He is also an arranger and composer.

Since January 2016 he is a member of the artistic musical team of the prestigious and international renowned Canadian company Cirque du Soleil in the show: Luzia. To Venezuela’s pride Yilmer is the first Venezuelan musician to join the ranks of this great company.

His background goes back to the prolific source of ‘El Sistema” (National System of Youth and Children’s Choirs and Orchestras of Venezuela) where he started his musical studies at the age of 8 with his first percussion teacher José “Cheo” Cárdenas.

From 2005 until 2010 He plays percussion in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, under the conduction of national and international re-known conductors as Gustavo Dudamel and Eduardo
Marturet. He also develops an intense teaching activity bringing his
knowledge to several national learning centers of El Sistema. He has participated as professor and guest musician in the International Percussion Festival of the “Llanos” that occurs annually in the city of Guanare, Portuguesa.

Between 2007 and 2012, he carries out a passionate activity as a drummer becoming a founding member of the Simón Bolívar Bing Band Jazz.

He had tour around the world with different musical groups, orchestras and ensembles.

In 2018 Yilmer releases his first album Colors in My Mind.

Yilmer is part of the Remo and Craviotto family.