Commission of the workWillowsby the Royaumont Foundation of France. Willowswas premiered by the Arditti string quartet and the soprano Patricia Schacher-Garnier in 1992.
Venezuelan National Composition Prize Juan Bautista Plaza 1985 for the work Trilce for symphony orchestra.
Venezuelan National Composition Prize Caro de Boesi 1984, for the work Sextet No. 3.
Venezuelan Honorable Mention of the Composition Prize Jose Angel Montero 1984, for the work Mass for a cappella mixed chorus.
French government scholarship holder 1987-1988.
Venezuela government scholarship holder, Teresa Carreño Plan Scholarship to continue his studies at the Royal College of Music in London, 1978-1980. From 1980 to 1981 at the École Normale de Musique de Paris.