Paco Rodríguez Azorín was born in Yecla (Murcia). He began his musical studies with Prof. Miguel Torres, at Conservatorio Superior of Murcia.
He received an award from the spanish Ministry of Culture, giving him the possibility to move to France, where he studied French horn with Prof. Daniel Bourgue and Chamber Musics with Prof. J.C. Montac at the Conservatoire Régional CRR in Versalles.
Additionally, he participated in many courses and masterclasses, with renowned horn players such as Philip Farkas, Vicente Zarzo, Güelfo Nalli, David Johnson, Martin Hackleman and Adam Friedrich.
Playing under the baton of Paco Rodriguez is very rewarding and comfortable. His large experience as a musician and his personality, makes him a high-quality orchestra conductor.
Juanjo Pastor, Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatan
He has received numerous prizes, among them an Extraordinary “End of Studies Prize” at Conservatorio Superior of Murcia, 1st Prize at the Conservatoire Régional CRR of Versalles, Honor Prize at the same Conservatory, and Broze Medal unanimously at the International Toulon Competition (France).
At the age of 17, he was the Principal conductor at the Symphonic Band of the Asociación de Amigos de la Música in Yecla (Murcia). Since then, he has been very interested in the conducting world. His formation as a conductor started in the Symphonic Orchestra of the Gran Teatro del Liceo. After more than 20 years working with the biggest conductors in the world, he decided to become a full time conductor. He worked with conductors as Ricardo Muti, Antonio Nello Santi, Sebastian Weigle or Fabio Luisi.
He studied conducting technique and analysis with Prof. Francesco Rizzo. He obtained an Orchestral Conducting Award in the youth orchestra of Spain (JONDE).
He has been invited to participated as a conductor in the Sistema of Orquestas Juveniles in Mexico, at the city of Mérida.
He has conducted orchestral ensembles at Conservatorio Superior of Liceo and Conservatorio Superior of Aragón in Zaragoza. He also conducts the ensembles of Youth Mediterranean Orchestra at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
At the same time, he has given numerous courses and masterclasses, a memorable event was preparing “The Planets” of G.Holst with the Osaka College of Music Symphony Orchestra.
He was the musical conductor of the Unió Musical del Bages, and he conducted the Chamber Orchestra of the International Course at the city of Yecla, the ACAT Festival Orchestra and the orchestra Terrassa 48.
He has continued to play the horn as been principal horn at JONDE, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Comunidad de Madrid. He has collaborated with the Orquesta Sinfónica of Madrid, orchestra Ciutat de Barcelona, Orquestra de Cadaqués and Phillarmonisches Staatsorchester of Hamburg.
He has been member of the music chamber group “Cornicinum Ensemble”, and in 1998 he founded the “Barcelona Petit Ensemble”, reocrding and performing in Spain and Europe. He has appeared in different programmes for RNE, TV3 and the National Slovakian Television. Discography Sachmo, Opus Arte.
Paco has recorded many world premieres like “Pecados Capitales” by Raúl Perez. In 2003 he recorded the “Fantasia para trompa y orquesta” of Salvador Brotons; In 2004 he gave the world premiere of the sonata for horn and piano by Albert Guinovart, at the 36th International Horn Society Symposium.
He has also performed the premiere of the concert for horn, piano and orchestra by A.Guinovart, with the Chamber Orchestra of Gran Teatre del Liceu, and the trio “Mirall Trencat” by the same composer.
He has collaborated with the Universities of Wisconsin and Miami, where he has given many recitals.
From 2010 to 2016 he was International Artist for “Hans Hoyer Horns”, leading promotion and developmental issues all around the world. Recently he has been performing the lecture-recital “Confidence, Trust Yourself”, in tour at the United Sates of America. Since 2016 he has been an official member of Dürk Horns.
His CD “Mediterraneo Horn”, has been broadcast to many different countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico, US, Italy, France and Spain.
He currently teaches French horn at the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo and the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Aragon. He is also teacher at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música in Terrassa and Principal Conductor of the project Teatro Musical in Terrassa, Barcelona.
In the future he will give the world premiere of the Opera “Irina” by Tullio Tonelli and, in 2018, will be Guest Conductor with the Camerata of Cancún orchestra.