Liceu Cambra Masterclasses & Concerts is synonymous with great music and musical wisdom shared by the greatest performers and creators. This concert series reaches its eighth edition this year, reaffirming itself as one of the most interesting initiatives of its kind, and, as always expected, a meeting point for the students of the Higher Center of the Liceu Conservatory with the great international masters, and as an appointment for music lovers from Barcelona with the best music.
Edicson Ruiz is a Venezuelan double bassist and composer. He began his musical career in 1996 as principal bass in Venezuela’s youth philharmonic orchestra. He studied with Félix Petit, which guided him through his studies in ‘El Sistema’, the Venezuelan national youth orchestra foundation founded by José Antonio Abreu, in his native Caracas. Later he studied with Klaus Stoll and Janne Saksala in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy. He made his solo debut with the Simón Bolívar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and became a member of the Simón Bolívar orchestra in 1999 and of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2003.
Ruiz has played in premieres of works by composers including Heinz Holliger, Arturo Panatleón, Paul Desenne, Efrain Oscher, György Kurtág and Blas Emilio Atehortúa. He also takes part in a wide variety of chamber-music projects with, among others, Heinz Holliger and Friends and the Sociedad Filarmónica Madrid-Berlin. Ruiz teaches currently as Guest Professor at the Fachhochschule des Nordenschweiz in Basel, Switzerland since 2018.
Liceu Cambra – Masterclasses & Concerts series has the patronage of Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.