ABOUT ME

MY STORY

Cirque du Soleil Artist  I  Film Music Composer  I  Multinstrumentalist  I  Producer  I  World Music Artist  I   Schagerl artist

Lester Paredes is a Venezuelan musician born in Caracas,Venezuela. Currently is the Multi-instrumentalist and BandLeader Backup of the

Cirque du Soleil  BAZZAR  since creation until present. Prominent multi-instrumentalist and composer in Venezuela, where he has been highly involved in both the artistic music scene and cinematography productions.

 

Awarded winning composer, World Class multi-instrumentalist and Music Producer. Expert in Post Production Coordination. Outstanding skills in World Music Instruments Performance, Film Scoring Music Composer. Strong Coordinator and Teamwork managing  skills. Highly motivated, Represented Venezuela in more than 30 different countries in many music events, tours, music festivals including Cirque du Soleil Tour.

 

For 30 years I've been in both the music industry and video production leading creative teams, producing cutting edge original music for albums, videos and forms documentaries. I bring a wealth of knowledge and passion for  music and film and an ability to find creative solutions and solve problems efficiently. 

 

Media professional talented at creating, producing and supervising a diverse range of productions. Brings strong work ethic and leadership skills to creative environments.

Brings countless long-standing relationships in the entertainment and production world. Comprehensive background in Live Music, film and television

 

Highly experienced music industry professional who has achieved exceptional results within fast paced and creative environments. A motivated self starter, I am passionate about music and the future of the industry

 

I also composed and recorded orchestral compositions intended to demonstrate the high quality of the service.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:

 

He has participated in

LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS

2018 |

Album: El Espacio de ANA & GIO
Category: Album de Musica Infantil (Nominated)

- Album of the Year


He have been nominated 8 times in

PEPSI MUSIC AWARDS 

2020 |
 

Category: World Music Music

- Artist of the Year

- Song of the Year: Laberintitis (Poema Men Chinorri)

- Album of the Year: PRIMITIVO I Languages

- Video of the Year: Mad’moiselle (Ft. Severine Parent)

Category: Classical Music

Video of the Year: Elegia para una noche sin estrellas (Ft. Rodrigo Duarte)

2018 |

Category: Classical Music

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year

Name: Laberintitis

2015

Category: World Music

Artist of the Year

Album of the Year

Album: PUNTO CIEGO (Winner)

Song of the Year

Song: Arabean Rock

2011

Category: Classical Music

Best Classical Artist


 

Worked With

Artists

  • Armando Manzanero

  • Julieta Venegas 

  • Fito Páez 

  • Jorge Drexler

  • Cafe Tacvba

  • Natalia Lafourcade 

  • Pablo Milanes

  • Gael García Bernal 

  • Mia Maestro 

  • Bébe 

  • León Larregui (Zoé) 

  • Maria Leon 

  • Ximena Sariñana 

  • Pedro Guerra 

  • Guadalupe Pineda 

  • Edgar Oceransky 

  • Gaby Moreno 

  • Kevin Johansen 

  • Rock & Mau

  • Bernardo Quesada 

  • Francisco Pacheco 

  • McKlopedia 

  • Aranza

  • and more...

Film Composers

  • Simon Carpentier

  • Antonio Pinto

  • Eduardo Gamboa

  • Carles Cases

  • Dudu Aram

  • Leo Heiblum

  • Juan Carlos Enriquez

  • and more...

Musical Theatre

  • Piaf "Voz y Delirio" - El Musical

  • Venezuela Viva

  • Orinoco El Musical

Actors, Actresses & Directors

  • Steven Bishop

  • Diego Quemada Diez

  • Laura Astorga

  • Bertha Navarro

  • Rebeca Alemán

  • Mariaca Semprum

  • Rebeca Aleman

  • Iraida Tapias

  • Paula Watson

  • and more...

Orchestras

  • Orquesta Nacional de Flautas de Venezuela

  • Film Armónica Project

  • MexFilm String Orchestra

  • Boston Choir Flutes

  • Orq Sinfónica del Estado de México

  • Orq del Conservatorio Simón Bolívar

  • Orq Sinfónica Infantil y Juvenil de Venezuela

  • Orq Sinfónica de Caracas

  • Orq Sinfónica Iberoamericana

  • Orq Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho

  • and more...

VENUES, PLACES & COUNTRIES 

 

2020 |

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR | Big Top Show

Punta Cana | Dominican Republic

 

2019 |

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR | Big Top Show

Punta Cana | Dominican Republic

Riyad | Saudi Arabia

Cairo | Egypt

Istanbul | Turkey

Beirut | Lebanon

Doha | Qatar

Muscat | Omán

Abu Dhabi | Emirates Arab United

Delhi | India

Mumbai | India

PIAF Voz y Delirio El Musical

Ciudad de México | México

 


2018 |

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR | Big Top Show | Mumbai | India

Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR | Big Top Show | Montréal | Canada (Creation)

 

2017 |

Laura Guevara | El Pata Negra Hall | CDMX | México

Experiencia Curiara| CENART | CDMX | México

Bernardo Quesada | Foro del Tejedor | CDMX | México

Edgar Oceransky | Auditorio Nacional (Lunario) | CDMX | México

Franco Escamilla Show | Teatro Voila Polanco | CDMX | México

Experiencia Curiara | Foro del Tejedor  | CDMX | México

Sonora Santanera Symphonic | Teatro Morelos  | CDMX | México

Bowie Fest  | CDMX | México

30 Aniv Thomas Jefferson Musical Theatre | Teatro de la Ciudad  | CDMX | México

Tour Guadalupe Pineda 2017 (feb/dic) 

Teatro Peon Contreras | Yucatán | México

 Cumbre de Catrinas | Teotihuacan | México

 Festival de las Almas| Valle de Bravo | México

| Sinaloa | México

| Durango | México

| Mexicali | México

| Sonora | México

| Michoacán | México

| CDMX | México

| Zacatecas | México

 Aranza Íntimo | Casino Life  | CDMX | México


2016 |

Premios Fénix 2016  | Teatro de la Ciudad | México

Mazunte Jazz Festival | Mazunte, Oaxaca | México

Casa del Lago | CDMX | México

Semana de las Juventudes |Centro Histórico Zócalo | CDMX | México

Carlos Vives Live | Islas de Atlapa | Panama City | México

Nota Sonotra Tour | Panamá, Costa Rica, Colombia, México | México

Daniel Santa Cruz |EuroLatino 2016 | Puebla | México

Ricardo Montaner Live | Tijuana | México

Roberto Cantoral Hall | CDMX | México

Gimme the Music Festival 2  | Teatro de los Deportes | México

Feria Tepabril  | Guadalajara | México

Vive Latino  | CDMX | México

El Imperial Hall  | CDMX | México

Daher  | Bajo Circuito | CDMX | México

Thomas Jefferson Hall | CDMX  | México
Primadélica Festival | Morelos | México
20 Años Ska Festival | CDMX | México
Festival Internacional de Quenistas y Música Latinoamericana | Veracruz | México


2015 |

Premios Fénix 2015   | Teatro de la Ciudad | México

Gimme the Music Festival  | Teatro de los Deportes | México
Primadélica Festival| Morelos | México

Umberto Veloz Acoustic | Auditorio Nacional (Lunario) CDMX | México
20 Años Ska Festival | México
Festival Internacional de Quenistas y Música Latinoamericana | Xalapa Veracruz | México


2014 |
Festival Ajusco Rock (México)
Premios Fénix ¨Premio Iberoamericano de Cine¨ | México
Festival Internacional de Cajón | México
Festival Caracas en Contratiempo | Venezuela


2012 |
Internacional Tour FCND (La Habana-Varadero-Villa Clara) | Cuba
Miaoli International Festival of the Art and Light “Musical Venezuela Viva”
(Taichung-Taipei) | Taiwan
3era Temporada “Orinoco el Musical” (Caracas) | Venezuela


2011 |
International Tour FCND (Xinjiang-Urumqi-Beijing) | China
Royal Red Cross 100º Anniversary “Musical Venezuela Viva” (Londres) | England
1era y 2da Temporada “Orinoco el Musical” (Caracas) | Venezuela


2010 |
Bicentenario de Argentina (Buenos Aires) | Argentina
Gira Jose Alejandro Delgado (Quito) | Ecuador
Festival Cervantino | México
Festival de las Almas | México


2009 |
Gira Internacional con José Alejandro Delgado en el Bolívar Hall Londres | England
Festival de Músik & Politik in Berlin | Germany


2008 |
Festival Mundial de la Música Varadero (Varadero) | Cuba
Gira Internacional “Musical Venezuela Viva” Tour Alemania-Suiza-Luxemburgo
Concierto junto a José Alejandro Delgado en el Bolívar Hall Londres | England
Festival Jazz Plaza – La Habana | Cuba


2007 |
Tour  José Alejandro Delgado en el Bolívar Hall Londres | England
Festival de Músik & Politik in Berlin | Germany
Concierto en el Salón de las Américas “Musical Venezuela Viva” (Washington) | Usa
Festival del Caribe | Surinam


2006 |
15 Feria Internacional del Libro (Habana) | Cuba
Gira Nacional “Musical Venezuela Viva” (Valencia-Maracay-Caracas ) | Venezuela
Gira Internacional “Musical Venezuela Viva” “Tour Nederland 2006’ | Holanda


2005 |
FLAMI “Festival Internacional de Música Instrumental” (Río de Janeiro) | Brasil


2000 - 2001 |
Encuentro Estudiantil Venezuela – Cuba de la UCV (La Habana) | Cuba
Encuentro Latinoamericano de Flautas Venezuela | Venezuela


1999 |
Festival Internacional “Encuentro de los Mundos” (Gran Canaria ) | España
Festival Internacional de Música y Folklore de la CIOFF (Extremadura) | España
Festival Internacional de Jaén “Flor del Mundo” (Andalucía) | Es