3.4.16 Longy Conservatory Orchestra w/ Guest Artist Edicson Ruiz

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Jorge Soto conducts the Longy Conservatory Orchestra performing works by Beethoven and von Dittersdorf, with special guest artist Edicson Ruiz, double bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Double Bass Concerto No. 2, in E-flat major, Kr.172 (Edicson Ruiz, soloist)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36


About Edicson Ruiz
Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1985, Edicson Ruiz decided to play the bass when he was just eleven years old. His first teacher and mentor Felix Petit guided him through his studies in "El Sistema," the Venezuelan national youth orchestra foundation founded by José Antonio Abreu.

At the age of 15, Edicson Ruiz took first place at the International Solo Bass Competition in Indianapolis. Subsequently, he attended courses with Janne Saksala, and in 2001 became the youngest member of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, where he studied with Klaus Stoll. During this time, Edicson Ruiz won a job at the Berlin Philharmonic.

Edicson Ruiz is one of most successful bass soloists of the present time, and his virtuosity impresses audiences the world over. He is a regular guest at festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Lucerne Festival, and the Warsaw Chopin Festival, and has performed concerts in major metropolises such as New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Madrid, Zürich and Johannesburg.
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