Gonzalo Ruiz


Gonzalo Ruiz is one of North America’s most critically acclaimed and sought-after historical woodwind soloists. In recent seasons he has appeared as principal oboist with leading period instrument groups in America and Europe such as Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, English Concert, Musica Angelica, Boston Festival Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and Sonnerie. His playing is featured on numerous recordings of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. Mr. Ruiz was a prizewinner at the Brugges competition, and with American Baroque was the recipient of the 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Equally accomplished on the modern instrument, he was principal oboist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and New Century Chamber Orchestra. He is an acknowledged expert in historical reedmaking techniques, and over two dozen of his pieces are on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to a busy performance schedule, Mr. Ruiz serves on the faculty at the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory and the International Baroque Institute at the Longy School of Music.