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Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Oboe

Gonzalo X. Ruiz is one of America’s most sought after historical woodwind soloists.  In recent seasons Mr. Ruiz has appeared as principal oboist and soloist with leading groups in the U.S. and Europe, such as The English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sonnerie, Wiener Akademie, Philharmonia, Trinity Wall Street, The Boston Early Music Festival, and Musica Angelica.  He has been featured in numerous recordings of orchestral, chamber, and solo repertoire and his reconstructions of the original versions of Bach’s Orchestral Suites received a Grammy nomination in 2010.  Mr. Ruiz teaches at The Juilliard School, and his former students now fill the ranks of many top groups across the country.  Equally accomplished on the modern oboe, he is principal oboe of the Carmel Bach Festival, with recent performances including the concertos of Mozart, Vaughn Williams, and Strauss.  For many years Mr. Ruiz led the ensemble American Baroque, specializing in new music commissions, for which he received the 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.