Modesto Marcano studied in the renowned National Youth Orchestra Program of Venezuela (El Sistema) taking Violin lessons with Eleazar Yeguez. He studied at the conservatory Simon Bolívarin Caracas Venezuela. In 1993, he was Principal violist of The Gran Mariscal De Ayacucho Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni in Caracas. In 1998, he attended graduate school in the United States at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon Universities in Pittsburgh. He is an active Chamber Music Performer and is currently Principal Violist of the Symphony of the Americas, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and music director of the non-profit organization Music in Miami.