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Dr. Tulio Rondon

Tulio Rondon
  • Professor of Music - Cello
  • Music and Theatre Arts

Cellist and Gambist Tulio Rondón performs throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America as a soloist and chamber musician. Known for his vivid and passionate performances, he started his professional life early as principal cellist of the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela. Tulio Rondón's performance career has taken him all over the world, sharing the stage with many internationally celebrated artists.

Born in Venezuela, Tulio Rondón began his cello studies through El Sistema.  He received his Bachelor of Music from the Simón Bolivar Conservatory, his Master of Music from Miami University (Oxford, OH), and a Doctoral Degree in performance at the University of Arizona.  Pursuing his strong interest in historic performance practice, he completed his studies in The Netherlands, doing post-graduate studies on baroque cello and viola da gamba with Jaap ter Linden and Rainer Zipperling at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Tulio Rondón is in demand as a chamber musician and early music specialist. Dr. Rondón is currently the violoncello professor at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. He is also a faculty member of the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy, and Cellistiko PR in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Teaching Interests
  • MUSI 110 Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 156/356 Applied Cello
  • MUSI 196 String Techniques
  • MUSI 253/453 Chamber Orchestra
  • MUSI 255/455 String Ensembles
  • Chamber Orchestra Advisor
  • String Ensemble Conductor
  • Cello Studio
  • B.M., Simón Bolivar Conservatory
  • M.M., Miami University
  • D.M.A., University of Arizona
  • Post-Doc, Royal Conservatory of The Hague