Ivan Rubido Gonzalez

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Double Bass

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Ivan, a Spanish double bass player, began his musicals studies in his home town Alicante when he was 8 years old studying double bass and piano, finishing his undergraduate degree in Josep Hernandez class. At the same time, he studied in London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and dance as an Erasmus student with Professor Chris West. He continued his studies with Thomas Martin at Birmingham Conservatoire and currently is studying master in orchestra performance in Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Kevin Rundell.

He won the extraordinary prize in double bass in the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Alicante “Óscar Esplá” in 2013 and the Birmingham Conservatoire string prize in 2014. He finished his postgraduate degree in Birmingham with PgCert course prize in 2015.

He played as soloist with Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra in 2013 and 2015. He has performed with some professional orchestras and ensembles like London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North, Guatemala National Orchestra, Orchestra Musica Romantica, Leonore Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de la Ciudad de Elche, Banda Municipal de Alicante and Orquesta Sinfonica de Alicante. He did the London Philharmonic Orchestra Future First Scheme and the London Symphony Orchestra string scheme in 2015-2016.

He has also collaborated with a number of youth orchestras like The World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales, European Union Youth Orchestra, Netherlands National Orchestra, Spain National Youth Orchestra, Valencia Youth Orchestra and Murcia Youth Orchestra among others.

He is very grateful to, Helps Musicians Postgraduate Award for theirs support for his two years in Guildhall School of Musica and Drama as well as Martin Scholarship, The Leverhulme Trust, Tillet Trust and BBVA fundation for their support what is making possible his postgraduate studies in UK.