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Ricardo Ospina

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Biography

I picked up a clarinet for the first time approximately twenty years ago. Everything happened in my hometown, Manizales, located right in the center of Colombia. Over that time I played in the Caldas Symphony Orchestra for eleven years (1999-2010), under the direction of the teacher Nelson Monroy. In recent years there I not only participated as a clarinetist but also as arranger and composer. I studied Bachelor of Music at the University of Caldas. As a student I won the first place in the internal composition contest, organized by maestro Hector Fabio Torres (2003). I was the arranger of Festicanto and the series "Christmas Concerts", directed by maestro Jaime Lozano.

I was part of the Municipal Band of Manizales for 4 years (2001-2004) under the direction of maestro Carlos Arturo Marín.

Along with Samuel Muñoz (piano) and Dario Franco (double bass) Ecco Trio (2003-2005). This is where I could start to venture into the arrangements and composition. We played Colombian and Latin American music. We were finalists in unpublished work in the Mono Nuñez Festival (2004) and selected for the series of Young Interpreters of the 2005 BLAA.

I joined Clarinnova Clarinets Quartet and in 2005 we won first place in the instrumental ensemble modality at the Hall Festival. We received 4 nominations for the Mono Núñez Grand Prize; were selected to participate in the series of young people from the Luis Ángel Arango 2007 library; we won the grand prize for excellence at the 2010 Hall Festival and we represented Colombia at the Clarion Latin American clarinet festival in 2012.

Later I formed Ensamble Ecco (2007-2009) with Samuel Muñoz (piano) Uriel Marín (drums) and Juan Pablo Yepes (electric bass) We were finalists in the 2008 Hall festival and we were selected to participate in the closing concert of the Festival of the Jazz city of Manizales in this same year.

Since 2011 I have been working on my most recent one: Loopero. It is the place where I combine my three passions: Colombian music, Jazz, and technology. By combining them I can create a widely varied repertoire (jazz, colombian, funk, rock, soundscapes) in original versions. Under the control of only two musicians (my wife Dina and I) we create music with the use of audio effects, pre-recorded samples, live loops, while we take advantage of our possibilities as multi-instrumentalists using piano, violin, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, and voice.

 

Instrument

BEAU408 | LaBeau Clarinet, Resonite