Rodolfo Saglimbeni (born 8 December 1962, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a conductor. He studied music in Venezuela and then at the Royal Academy of Music of London with Colin Metters, John Carewe and George Hurst, obtaining his degree with Honors.
Saglimbeni studied under Franco Ferrara at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) in 1981. He has served as Associate Director of the Caracas Sinfonietta and Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, as well as in the role of founder and Artistic Director of the Great Marshal of Ayacucho Symphony orchestra, and Musical Director of the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex.
In 1985 he won 2nd prize at France's International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors; where was also the youngest conductor that year. He returned to Venezuela in 1987. He has been invited to conduct symphony orchestras in France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and El Salvador.
In 1990 he was hired as tutor and later as Co-director of the summer course of the Canford Summer School of music in England. He has been awarded the prize of Best Director of the Year and National Prize of the Artist and decorated with the Order “Jose Felix Ribas” First Class. In March 1999, he won the "Director Prize of the America" in Santiago de Chile. In 2003 he was appointed artistic director of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas.