Ricardo Gallén is a distinguished guitarist with a continuously flourishing career.
His inspiring and innovative interpretations place him on the top musicians, while
his revolutionary and influential playing and teaching are the best proof of his
“Immense creativity and virtuosity, which is sensed by just looking at his hands”,
the words of Maestro Leo Brouwer raise Ricardo Gallén to a level of mastery very
His rare combination of virtuosity and musicianship has captivated audiences
around the world in solo recitals, duets or with orchestras in great concert halls
such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the National Auditorium in
Madrid, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Palau de la Música Catalana in
Barcelona, the Auer Hall in Indiana University and the Sibelius Academy in
Helsinki among others.
Ricardo Gallén has performed numerous Premiers of world known composers
and participated in several projects under the direction of top notch conductors
such as Maximiano Valdes, En Shao, Juan José Mena, Monica Huggett, Leo
Brouwer, Jordi Savall and Seirgiu Comisiona.
Ricardo has won numerous awards in important music competitions (Francisco
Tárrega, Andrés Segovia, Markneukirchen, Alhambra Competition among others)
and held several teaching positions. In 2009 he received the honor of becoming
one of the youngest musicians to obtain a professorship in the prestigious
University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, Germany, a position that he holds
until today. In October 2018 he was also appointed as a professor at the
Norwegian Academy of Music, in Oslo.
Ricardo Gallén is being a jury member in several international guitar competitions
and he is giving Master Classes with great response.
His recordings, since his very first album, receive sensational reviews. The albums
of the Bach Complete Lute Works and Fernando Sor – Guitar Sonatas as well as his
recording En Silencio are being widely approved as masterpieces by the specialized
press. His last work Estampas Latinas, with three concertos for guitar and orchestra
has been released last November, while soon it is expected on the market a
double CD with all the six guitar sonatas by Leo Brouwer.
Recently he has been awarded the Medal of Fine Arts by the Royal Academy of
Fine Arts of Granada, Spain.