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26/07 - 04/08/2019

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

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2019 Festival Artists

Double Bass/Gamba/Guitar

Roberto Carrillo-Garcia


Roberto Carrillo-Garcia is supported by Martin Dickson AM and Susie Dickson

Roberto Carrillo-Garcia (double bass) is from Tenerife, Spain and began his musical studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Santa Cruz. He graduated as a guitarist and then studied double bass and composition whilst also performing with several ensembles including the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife.

He continued his bass studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and in 1992 joined the Royal Northern Sinfonia as Principal Double Bass. While in Newcastle he was a member of several chamber groups playing both bass solo and guitar, and gave guitar concerto performances with various ensembles, including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, touring to Germany, France, Switzerland and Tenerife.

As Principal Guest double bass, Roberto has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France in Paris, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, and European Union Chamber Orchestra, touring in South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East. He was appointed Principal Double Bass of the Hallé Orchestra in 2001. He regularly performs at chamber music festivals and recent performances include Tubin's Double Bass concerto in Poland and a recital for solo double bass in Manchester University’s concert series.

A professor of double bass at the Royal Northern College of Music, and Professor of Gamba at Chethams, Roberto gives masterclasses throughout Europe and the UK. He coaches the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Halle Youth Orchestra and the Britten–Pears Programme, Aldeburgh.
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