Horacio has an interest in researching new pedagogic materials for the instrument. He is the author of the cello adaptation of the famous Exercises in Various Combinations of Double-Stops by Dr. Roland Vamos, recently published by Carl Fischer.
He has also 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.
Informative presentation about Latin American cello music given at the National Convention of the American String Teachers Association.
This collection of double-stop exercises fill a void in the literature of technical exercises for cellists.
The Sones of Tura: Music, memory and identity in the Turas ritual of San Pedro de Maparari, Falcón state
The Sones of Tura
Sounds of the Jungle
The Suite Jaguar Songs by Paul Desenne
Instructional Design Proposal for Violoncello I, II, III and IV subjects