Ricardo Rodríguez García
Ricardo Rodríguez García was born in El Paso, on the island of La Palma (Spain), where he started, at the age of 8, his music career in the municipal band.
He performs regularly as an early horn specialist with ensembles such as Europa Galante (Italy), the Freiburger Barockorchester (Germany), Ensemble Pygmalion (France), Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (France), Il Pomo d’Oro (Switzerland), MusicAeterna (Russia), Arion Orchestre Baroque (Canada), Das Neue Orchester (Germany), Millenium Orchestra (Belgium), the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (Spain), Trondheim Barokk (Norway), Opera Settecento (United Kingdom), and Forma Antiqua (Spain). Additionally, he is the professor of natural horn and orchestral repertoire at the Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska, in Madrid.
In addition to his work on the natural horn, he has worked with several Spanish orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Español, and the Orquesta Nacional de España. Abroad, he collaborated with Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland), Spira Mirabilis (Italy), the Geneva Camerata (Switzerland), and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra (Vietnam).
He studied at the conservatories of Tenerife, Joaquín Turina in Madrid, Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, and the Brass Academy of Alicante, under the supervision of Manuel Antonio Fernández and Nuri Guarnaschelli. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Early Music, with specialty in natural horn performance, from the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña and the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, under the guidance of Javier Bonet.