Paco Rodríguez 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.
“The passionate way of playing offers a deep dimension in the classical music. One of the horn players of our times”.
Yomi Magazine, New York
Es miembro fundador del Grupo Barcelona Petit Ensemble, con el cual ha desarrollado una extensa divulgación del repertorio para trompa y instrumentos de cuerda. Como componente del Grupo Cornicinum ha realizado diversas giras y grabaciones por Europa y España, además de grabaciones para RNE, Catalunya Radio TV3 y TVE y Televisión Estatal Eslovaca. Discografía Sachmo, Opus y Arte.
Obtiene Premio Fin de Carrera en el Conservatorio Superior de Murcia, Primer Premio del Conservatorio Nacional de Versailles por unanimidad, Premio de Honor del mismo conservatorio con la presidencia de Lucièn Thèvet y Medalla de Bronce por unanimidad en el Concurso Internacional de Toulon (Francia).
“His interpretations respect the classical form, but including a big touch of jazz and latin music”
Diario El País
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.
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).
Paco has recorded many world premieres and first recordings. In 2004 he gave the world premiere of the sonata for horn and piano by Albert Guinovart, at the 36th International Horn Society Symposium. The following year, he also gave the world premiere of the concerto of the same composer and, recently, “Mirall Trencat”’s trio. He has performed the premiere of the piece “Pecados Capitales” by Raúl Pérez, “Espurnes” by Xavier Boliart and also the first recording of the “Fantasia para trompa y cuerdas” by Salvador Brotons.
As a soloist he has performed with the Orquesta de Cámara de la Comunidad de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceo Chamber orchestra, Camera Musicae and Academia del Liceu Orchestra.
On a international level, he has made an intense artistic activity, offering masterclasses and concerts in different countries as Mexico, United States, Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Taiwan and Spain.
Currently he is Professor at Conservatorio Superior del Liceu in Barcelona and, since 2017, Official International Artist Dürk Horns.
“From classical to contemporary world, the instrument is still growing-up with Paco Rodríguez. His virtuosity and high technique, creates a warm and rich sound”.
Hiroshi Kono, MarCreation Inc. NYC
“The interpretation was at a high technical level and realised with close studying of the score”
Diari El Nou, Catalunya
“What I like the most of Paco Rodríguez is that he says something interesting in each of his interpretations”
Richard Todd, University of Miami, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra