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Family Concert - Spain

2 Apr 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Grange Arts Centre, Rochdale Road, Oldham OL9 6EA
Richard Waldock


Roberto Carillo-Garcia

This is a portrait of Roberto Carillo-Garcia

Roberto Carillo-Garcia was born on the Island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, where music plays a very important role. There are two symphony orchestras, conservatories and international music festivals giving music lovers plenty of things to do. I studied the classical guitar and then the double bass at the Conservatorio Superior de Mœsica in Santa Cruz, the capital of the island. I had good teachers and colleagues but I felt that my little island was becoming smaller and smaller every day. I wanted to discover other places and cultures where I could develop my knowledge as a musician as well as myself as a person. I went to London, then Manchester and then Newcastle upon Tyne and that is as far north as I think I will manage to live. Now I am on my way south again, back in Manchester, where I will hopefully stay for a long time, taking part in the musical life of this very exciting city.

It was in April last year when I first came to work with the Hallé. I was invited to play Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 under the direction of Mark Elder. I never imagined in those days that I would be Principal Double Bass of the Hallé I was very happy with my job and life in Newcastle upon Tyne, with the Northern Sinfonia. Great things are happening in Newcastle these days, a new concert hall, which will be finished very soon, a music school and, why not say it, the night life! Roberto played Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with Oldham Symphony Orchestra in 2006.


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Aaron Copland: El Salon Mexico

Manuel de Falla: Dances from the 3-Cornered Hat

Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol Op 34

Joaquín Rodriguez: Concierto de Aranjuez

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