Luis Marquez Teruel, 20, is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Luis began bassoon at age ten and just one year later he was selected to play with the National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela in the Salzburg Festival, at the Felsenreitschule conducted by Sir. Simon Rattle. He has won multiple competitions such as the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions excerpt competition, and the 2021 Norma Hooks IDRS Young Artist Competition for Bassoon. He has also participated in masterclasses with internationally known bassoonists such as Ole Kristian Dahl, and Christopher Millard.