Horacio has shown interest in research in addition to his activities as a cellist and cello teacher. In this field, he has developed projects centered in Latin American repertoire for cello, cello pedagogy and ethnomusicology. As a result, he has been invited to present papers and lectures at Latin American universities and conservatories, El Sistema teaching education programs and anthropology conferences. His works have obtained honorific mentions and have been published in scholarly journals. Horacio has received research grants from the University of Michigan and the Program of Stimulus for Research of the Venezuelan Department of Technology and Innovation.