Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda was born in 1973 in Caracas (Venezuela) where he studied piano and violoncello at the Escuela de Música “Juan Manuel Olivares”. At a very young age he discovered his passion for the Early Music and historical instruments. In 1989 with the ensemble Musica Rhetorica, Ricardo recorded “Les Concerts Royaux” by F. Couperin. This is the first recording of baroque music on CD produced in Venezuela. In the same year he became a member of Isabel Palacios Camerata de Caracas. The last years in Venezuela, Ricardo Rodriguez Miranda also lead two early music ensembles: Terpsichore and Acantus.
After La Camerata de Caracas European Tour in 1992, Ricardo began his studies of viola da gamba with Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. For this study he was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in Venezuela (CONAC). He participated in projects with Ton Koopman, William Christie and Nederlands Dans Theater. Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda took Master classes with Jordi Savall in Spain. In 1998 he received the Teachers and Performers Diploma and began to study Musicology for 4 years at the University of Utrecht.
He performes as a soloist in the St. Matthew’s Passion with several Dutch orchestras like the Het Residentie Orkest, lead by conductors such as Peter Schreier, Sir Colin Davies, Arnold Östman, Richard Egarr, Jan Willem De Vriend, Jaap Hillen and Jaap van Zweden.
Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda has participated in many CD recordings which have been awarded with Diapason D’or (Camerata de Caracas, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Leclair’s Violin Sonatas and Vox Luminis.
Ricardo Rodriguez Miranda’s repertoire extends from the Middle Ages, the Great Masters of the Baroque Era, compositions of Calliope Tsoupaki to own improvisations on the viola da gamba based on Early Music and the music of his native Venezuela. At the moment, he performes regularly and teaches viola da gamba and piano privately. Since September 2011, Ricardo teaches French Baroque Music and Dance at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
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