Violinist and composer Rodrigo Bauzá was born in Formosa (Argentina) in 1983 and lives in Berlin. He has had a varied and rich performing experience, ranging from classical music to jazz, Argentinian folk, and tango. He studied violin in Uruguay and Argentina with Jorge Risi and later with Mariana Sirbu in Leipzig, where he graduated with honours in both classical and jazz violin.
He has played chamber music with such distinguished artists as Christian Zacharias, Caroline Widmann and Marie-Elisabeth Hecker. He was a member of the Cuarteto Arriaga for several years, giving concerts at the Wigmore Hall, at the “Folles Journées” in Nantes and Tokyo, and at the “Quincena Musical” in San Sebastián. The Cuarteto Arriaga were invited to the prestigious “Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus” by Gidon Kremer, and performed at the Palacio Real in Madrid on the famous Stradivari instruments belonging to the Spanish Royal family.
In 2013, Rodrigo founded the Cuareim Quartet, taking the string quartet beyond its classical boundaries: while the four musicians focus on contemporary jazz and improvised music, they eagerly embrace a wide variety of aesthetics and styles. The Cuareim Quartet has released two CDs, “Cinco” in 2015 and “Danzas” in 2020, both featuring original arrangements and compositions. They have just finished recording the next CD, which will come out at the end of 2022.
Rodrigo Bauzá has given master-classes in Spain, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. He teaches violin privately in Berlin.
Over the last few years, Rodrigo has focused more and more on composition, and has written pieces commissioned by the Orquesta nacional de música argentina Juan de Dios Filiberto in Buenos Aires (2017), the Ensemble Tamuz (2019), the Musikschule-Hochsauerlandkreis (2020) and the Zafraan Ensemble (2021). He also composes for several ensembles in which he plays himself, as the Cuareim Quartet and the Duo Bauza/Perrino, and is currently working on a solo program for the viola d’amore, an instrument he has taken a great interest in and plays since 2018.
Rodrigo Bauzá has played with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig for several years, and is now a member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2014.A dedicated teacher, he has given master-classes in Spain, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina and has many students in Berlin.