Rubén Zúñiga is a native of Santiago, Chile. He is currently a member of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Percoso Ensemble (dedicated to contemporary music) and Percussion teacher at Bacarelli Institute. Rubén has played in most of the principal halls such as Concertgebouw, Royal Albert Hall, Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel, Konzerthaus in Viena, Tonhalle, Brucknerhaus, Festspielhaus of Salzburg, among others. Prior to joining SPSO, he served as a Principal Percussion of Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra (Brazil) for 2 year, Percussion/Assistant Timpani of Concepción Symphony Orchestra (Chile) for 2 years and Timpani/Percussion of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile for 4 years. Also he has played as an extra musician with Symphony Orchestra of Chile and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.