Miguel Rincón Rodríguez
Lute, guitar, theorbo, archlute
Miguel Rincón was born in 1979. He is a lutanist playing a wide repertoire of music for early, plucked string-instruments: Renaissance lute, Baroque lute, Baroque guitar, Vihuela, Chitarrone and Archlute. He plays with a number of renowned ensembles who are specialised in new ways of establishing authentic performance of Early Music and in developing new methods of improvisation.
He studied at the Manuel Castillo School of Music with Juan Carlos Rivera specialising in plucked instruments, where he received First Class Honours with distinction. Later he took a Master´s degree under Xavier Díaz Latorre at Esmuc (The Catalonia College of Music) and a further Master’s degree at Zürich University of the Arts where he received lessons from Eduardo Egüez. He worked for two years as professor of music for plucked instruments at the Salamanca Conservatory of Music. He is currently a freelance performing musician, living in Basel, Switzerland.
He has attended numerous Master Classes given by notable contemporary lutanists: Rolf Lislevand, Robert Barto, Paul O’dette, Hopkinson Smith, in addition to studying chamber music with Vittorio Ghielmi, Paolo Pandolfo, Gabriel Garrido, and others.
He has also performed alongside famous musicians in the international world of Early Music: Philippe Jaroussky, Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Max Emanuele Cenčić, Roberta Invernizzi, Diego Fasolis, Roberta Mameli, Andrés Gabetta, Edgardo Rocha, Furio Zanasi, Nuria Rial, Vivica Genaux, Mariana Flores, Natalie Stutzmann, Patricia Petibon, Alfredo Bernardini, Enrico Onofri, Pierre Cao, Pedro Esteban, Stephano Barneschi, Manfredo Kraemer, Leonardo García Alarcón, Anne Hallenberg, Mira Glodeanu, etc.
He has been commissioned to play in numerous festivals and theatres around the world, including the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Wien Konzerthaus, La Seine Musical (Paris), Philarmonie de Paris, Palau Barcelona, Teatro real & Nacional (Madrid), Oji Hall (Tokyo), Izumi Hall (Osaka), StaatsOper (Berlin), Wigmore Hall & Barbican (London), Bijloke Theater (Gante), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), La Scala (Milan)… He has made a number of acclaimed recordings for Warner Erato and Decca with ensembles such as Orfeo 55 (Nathalie Stutzmann), Akademie für Alte Musik, I Barrochisti (Diego Fasolis), IL Pomo Doro, Musiciens du Prince, Capella Gabetta, etc and three solo recordings as soloist dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach on the Baroque Lute (produced by Carpe Diem records), one Renaissance CD with works by Spinacino, Schlick, and Attaignant (Lindoro Records) and another one dedicated to Spanish baroque guitar music (Lindoro Records). One fourth is coming with transcriptions for archlute of Cello Sonatas by Bach.