Who is Miguel Rincin? Miguel Rincin is now one of the most active luthiists in Spain, was born in 1979 and. He plays the first pinch instruments such as the Renaissance lute, the Baroque lute, the baroque guitar, the vihuela, the guitar and the archlied, is a member of eminent ensembles and is active in ancient music both through the historical practice of performance and improvisation. He studied pinch instruments at the Manuel Castillo music conservatory with Juan Carlos Rivera, where he received top marks and graduated with praise. He later earned a master’s degree, studying with Xavier Diaz Latorre at Esmuc (The Music conservatory of cataluca). He is currently attending the Zurich Conservatory to take lessons with Eduardo Eguz.
He studied at the Manuel Castillo School of Music with Juan Carlos Rivera specializing in pinch instruments, where he received first-class praise with distinction. He then earned a master’s degree with Xavier Diaz Latorre from Esmuc (The Catalonia College of Music) and a further master’s degree from the University of the Arts Zurich, where he received lectures from Eduardo Egaez. He worked for two years as a professor of music for pinch instruments at the Salamanca Conservatory of Music. He is currently a freelance musician and lives in Basel, Switzerland.
He attended numerous Master Classes held by distinguished contemporary luthtanists: Rolf Lislevand, Robert Barto, Paul O’dette, Hopkinson Smith, as well as studying chamber music with Vittorio Ghielmi, Paolo Pandolfo, Gabriel Garrido and others.
He has also performed alongside famous musicians from the international world of ancient music: Philippe Jaroussky, Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Max Emanuele Cenchi, Roberta Invernizzi, Diego Fasolis, Roberta Mameli, Andrés Gabetta, Edgardo Rocha, Furio Zanasi, Nuria Rial, Vivica Genaux, Mariana Flores, Natalie Stutzmann, Patricia Petibon, Alfredo Bernardini, Enrico Onofri, Pierre Cao, Pedro Esteban, Stephano Barnes , Anne Hallenberg, Mira Glodeanu, etc.
He has been commissioned to play at numerous festivals and theatres around the world, These include the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Wien Konzerthaus, La Seine Musical (Paris), Philarmonie de Paris, Palau Barcelona, Teatro Real & Nacional (Madrid), Oji Hall (Tokyo), Izumi Hall (Osaka), StaatsOper (Berlin), Wigmore Hall & Barbican (London), Bijloke Theatre (Gante), Teatro Colln (Buenos Aires), La Scala He has made numerous acclaimed recordings for Warner Erato and Decca with ensembles such as Orpheus 55 (Nathalie Stutzmann), Akademie f’r Alte Musik, The Barrochists (Diego Fasolis), IL Pomo Doro, Musiciens du Prince, Capella Gabetta, etc. and three solo recordings dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach on the Baroque Lute (produced by Carpe Diem records), a CD , Schlick and Attaignant (Lindoro Records) and another dedicated to Spanish baroque guitar music (Lindoro Records). A quarter is coming with the archlit transcripts of Bach’s cello sonatas.