"As a Guitarist and Composer, Orlando is one of the most versatile and exciting young Latin American musicians of today…"
Orlando has gained recognition not only for his mastery as a guitarist and composer but also for his versatility as a musician.
Originally from Venezuela and residing in Dublin, Ireland, Orlando has played and toured with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Ronan Guilfoyle (Ireland), Phill Ware (UK), Conor Guilfoyle (Ireland), Marie Séférian (DEU), Andreas Morricone (Italy), Gustavo Dudamel (Venezuela), David Pavón (Puerto Rico), the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, among many others. Orlando has also been invited to perform for important public figures such as Mr. President Michael D. Higgins (Ireland), the jazz trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, David Bisbal, the singer and composer Ruben Blades among others.
Orlando is also the winner of three international music scholarships. He also holds two Bachelor Degrees in Music and Jazz Performance graduating in both cases with the highest distinction.
As a bandleader and sideman, some of Orlando’s tours include the United the States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Spain, Ireland, Cuba and Venezuela. He has performed in acclaimed international music festivals and venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, The National Concert Hall, Cork Jazz Festival, the Electric Picnic, London Arab Festival among many others.
Upon his arriving in Dublin in 2013, Orlando has been also actively involved in different music projects that range from Jazz and Latin music to Brazilian and West-African music rhythms.
Mi Realismo Mágico - 'My Own Magical Realism'
Orlando Molina Quartet
Orlando is currently taking on students for private teaching and online lessons. Some of the subjects taught by Orlando include guitar, harmony, composition, improvisation and Latin music. If you are interested in taking lessons with Orlando, please send us an email with your information and we will get back to you.
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|05/05/19||Santa Terexa J-O||Bray||Bray Jazz Festival – Strand Hotel||Ireland|
|Time: 9:00pm. Address: Strand Road.|
|05/05/19||Santa Terexa J-O||Bray||Bray Jazz Festival – The Martello||Ireland|
|Time: 2:00pm. Address: Strand Road.|
|04/05/19||Chris Engel & Orlando Molina||Bray||Bray Jazz Festival – Strand Hotel||Ireland|
|Time: 9:30pm. Address: Strand Road.|
|04/05/19||Chris Engel & Orlando Molina||Bray||Bray Jazz Festival – Ocean Bar & Grill||Ireland|
|Time: 7:30pm. Address: Strand Road.|
|03/05/19||Chris Engel & Orlando Molina||Bray||Bray Jazz Festival – O’Sullivans Bar||Ireland|
|Time: 8:00pm. Address: Castle Street.|
|29/01/19||Ruba Shamshoum||Majdal Shams||Green Apple||Israel|
|28/01/19||Ruba Shamshoum||Nazareth||Liwan Culture Cafe||Israel|
|27/01/19||Ruba Shamshoum||Jaffa – Tel Aviv||The Arab-Hebrew Theatre||Israel|
|26/10/18 - 28/10/18||Orlando Molina||Cork||Cork Jazz Festival||Ireland|
|18/10/18||Ruba Shamshoum||Cairo||El Genaima Theater||Egypt|
|12/09/18||Orlando Molina & Miguel Siso||Dublin, Co. Dublin||Arthur’s Pub||Ireland|
|02/09/18||Orlando Molina Quintet||Dublin, Co. Dublin||Arthur’s Pub||Ireland|
|22/06/17||Ruba Shamshoum||Dublin||The Sugar Club||Ireland|
|14/05/17||Ronix & Allegro Andante||Dublin||The Grand Social||Ireland|