Musican: Trombonist & Composer
Ricardo Arbiza, an Uruguayan musician: trombonist, composer, and music technologist awarded with the 2018 Fulbright Scholarship and the 2019 Organization of the American States (OAS) scholarship to complete graduate studies in the US, is intensely active in the New York City area.
As a performer, he has performed in multiple settings, from symphonic orchestras such as the Uruguayan National Symphony Orchestra and the UN Symphony Orchestra to salsa bands like Tito Nieves and Ayme Nuviola as well as several big bands, military bands, and pop groups on tour throughout Latin America. As a composer, he has premiered pieces in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Spain, and the United States, having some of them awarded internationally. His explorative interests include experimental music; the design, and development of DIY electroacoustic and virtual instruments, electronic circuits, and electronic hacking. In 2022, Ricardo has been invited to present a lecture, a recital, and a composition at the 2022 International Trombone Festival being held in Conway, Arkansas, as well as to appear as an Artist-in-Residence at Viseu Dão Lafões: Echoes of Leaving in Portugal.
Ricardo Arbiza holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Uruguay (UDELAR-EUM), a Master's Degree in Orchestral Instruments: Trombone from The New School’s Mannes School of Music; and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Performance and Composition at New York University, under the advice of Dr. Tae Hong Park and the tutelage of David Taylor and Wayne DuMaine.