Gonzalo X. Ruiz
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe and recorder, is one of America’s most sought after historical woodwind soloists and was recently appointed to the faculty of The Juilliard School. In recent seasons he has appeared as principal oboist and soloist with leading groups the U.S. and Europe under such conductors as McGegan, Savall, Manze, Antonini, Huggett, Goodwin, and Egarr. Critics have called him “one of only a handful of truly superb baroque oboists in the world” (Alte Musik Aktuell) and “a master of expansive phrasing, lush sonorities, and deft passagework” (San Francisco Chronicle). For years he has taught at Oberlin Conservatory and the Longy School of Music, and his former students now fill the ranks of many top groups across the country. He is an acknowledged expert in historical reed techniques and examples of his work are on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His recording of the Bach Orchestral Suites has received a 2009 Grammy nomination.