DOUBLE BASSIST AND TEACHER
“A virtuoso bass player who brings to light the hidden qualities of the instrument and breaks all preconceived ideas and prejudices (...) the doors of the music zenith are open for Ruiz"
Der Bund, Switzerland
Edicson Ruiz, one of the greatest performers of solo double bass, is the first Latin American musician to join the Berlin Philharmonic, and the youngest musician in its history to join, at the age of 17, the ranks of that mythical orchestra. Many contemporary composers have dedicated works to Edicson Ruiz, amoung others, maestros of the standing of Heinz Holliger, Matthias Ockert, Luis Antunes Pena, Dai Fujikura, or Rudolf Kelterborn. His teacher was Felix Petit, who has trained several generations of bassist in Latin America.
As a soloist, he has shared the stage with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, The Royal Tuscany Orchestra, the Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others. In addition to participating at important music festivals, standing out as a brilliant exponent of chamber music, Ruiz lectures master classes, workshops and seminars in all the places he visits. He has four albums with the PhilHarmonie label.
In the crusade to promote the double bass in the most important stages of the world, he changed the strings of his instrument, in 2005, to explore the Viennese tuning, which has led him to recover the repertoire written at the end of the 18th century.
Japan: Shoji Sato
Latinamerica: Medea Arts