On Thursday, July 27, the state of Texas awarded Venezuelan concert artist Rhomy López the “Yellow Rose of Texas” distinction for her exceptional service to the community.
Maestra Rhomy, who was musically nurtured in the El Sistema of Venezuelan Children’s and Youth Orchestras, received the honorable recognition from the hands of Texas Governor Greg Abbott on behalf of the Yellow Rose Commission, as it is known in Spanish. For over 90 years, this commission has acknowledged exceptional community services, charitable contributions, related achievements in preserving the history of Texas, and building a better future.
This accolade adds to the recent recognition she received from the city of Houston for her work with El Sistema Texas, an organization that celebrated its first anniversary a few days ago.
It is important to highlight that Rhomy López was the first violinist of the “Simón Bolívar” Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, under the direction of Maestros José Antonio Abreu and Gustavo Dudamel, and of the “Nueva Filarmonia” in Colombia, with whom she was nominated and won the Latin Grammy Award in 2009 with the album “Regreso.”
She has been awarded numerous international recognitions for her participation in symphonic productions with renowned artists such as Andres Cepeda, Herencia de Timbiqui, Yuri Buenaventura, Fonseca, Santiago Cruz, Camilo, Amigos Invisibles, Kany Garcia, and Pablo Alboran.
Currently serving as the Vice President of El Sistema Texas and Director of the music academy Molto Allegretto, she is involved in creating and developing a unique pedagogical system for children in the United States and Latin America. This role adds to her over 20 years of experience as a concert artist and professional violinist, demonstrating a special sensitivity to teaching and pedagogy.