Miguel Rincón

Miguel Rincón was born in 1979. He is a lutenist playing a wide repertoire of early music on plucked string-instruments: Medieval Lute, Renaissance lute, Baroque lute, Baroque guitar, Vihuela, Chitarrone, Archlute and romantic guitar. He plays with a large number of renowned ensembles who are specialised in new ways of establishing authentic performance of Early Music and developing new methods for the improvisation. He studied at Manuel Castillo School of Music (Sevilla, Spain) with Juan Carlos Rivera where he received First Class Honours with distinction. Later he took a Master ́s degree under Xavier Díaz Latorre at Esmuc (The Catalonia College of Music) and a further Master’s degree at Zürich University of the Arts where he received lessons from Eduardo Egüez. He is currently a freelance performing musician living in Basel, Switzerland. He has attended numerous Master Classes given by notable contemporary lutenists: Rolf Lislevand, Robert Barto, Paul O'dette, Hopkinson Smith,, etc in addition to studying chamber music with Vittorio Ghielmi, Paolo Pandolfo, Gabriel Garrido, and others. He has also performed alongside famous musicians in the international world of Early Music: Philippe Jaroussky, Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Joyce di Donato, Plácido Domingo, Max Emanuele Cenčić, Roberta Invernizzi, Diego Fasolis, Roberta Mameli, Andrés Gabetta, Edgardo Rocha, Furio Zanasi, Nuria Rial, Vivica Genaux, Mariana Flores, Natalie Stutzmann, Patricia Petibon, Alfredo Bernardini, Enrico Onofri, Pierre Cao, Pedro Esteban, Stephano Barneschi, Manfredo Kraemer, Leonardo GarcíaAlarcón, Anne Hallenberg, Mira Glodeanu, etc. He has been commissioned to play in numerous festivals and theatres around the world, including the Royal Concertge-bouw (Amsterdam), Wien Konzerthaus, La SeineMusical & Philarmonie (Paris), Palau (Barcelona), Teatro real, Teatro Nacional & Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid),Oji Hall (Tokyo), Izumi Hall (Osaka), StaatsOper & Philarmonie (Berlin), Wigmore Hall & Barbican (London), Bijloke Theater (Gante), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), La Scala (Milan),Asia, USA... He has made a number of acclaimed recordings for Warner Erato and Decca with ensembles such as Orfeo 55 (Nathalie Stutzmann), Akademie für Alte Musik, I Barrochisti (Diego Fasolis), IL Pomo D'oro, Musiciens du Prince (Cecilia Bartoli/Gianluca Capuano), Capella Gabetta, etc and three solo recordings as soloist dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach on the Baroque Lute (produced by Carpe Diem records), one Renaissance CD with works by Spinacino, Schlick, and Attaignant (Lindoro Records) and another one dedicated to Spanish baroque guitar music (Lindoro Records). One fourth is coming with transcriptions for archlute of Cello Sonatas by Bach.

...the lutenist Miguel Rincón, a performer of an exquisite natural musicality....

Pablo Vayón, Diario de Sevilla

Next performances

...a wonderfull Miguel Rincón at the lute and theorbo. He delighted us with his creativity and good taste on creating the drone.

Fernando López Vargas-Machuca

Discography

This music rarely could be heard more beautiful, and one is tempted to say: Some of these transcriptions are more glorious than the original pieces...

“The Listener” journal