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 de 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.
As a member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Rodrigo toured Europe, America and Asia with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Harding and Gustavo Dudamel. Since August 2014, he has been a member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
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.
In 2017, Rodrigo composed four pieces for string quartet and orchestra, commissioned by the Juan de Dios Filiberto National Orchestra of Argentine Music, which premiered the pieces with the Cuareim Quartet in Buenos Aires. In 2019 he wrote a piece for the Ensemble Tamuz, and he is now working on a new commission for orchestra and choir.
Rodrigo Bauzá has given master-classes in Spain, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. He teaches violin privately in Berlin.
Rodrigo Bauzá Trio