Class of ’85

Monday, July 22 at 1:30PM, Sunset Center Foyer

Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe; violin; cello; harpsichord

The stars aligned in 1685 when three towering geniuses were born that year – J.S. Bach, George F. Handel, & Domenico Scarlatti. Their stellar careers could not have been more different – Bach, the church music director; Scarlatti, the private court harpsichordist; and Handel, the cosmopolitan celebrity. Indulge yourself!


Trio Sonata in b minor, op. 2, HWV 368b | GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1021 | J.S. BACH

Sonata for Oboe and Continuo in F Major, HWV 82 | GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Harpsichord sonata | DOMENICO SCARLATTI

Trio Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029 | J.S. BACH

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Jul 22 2024


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Gonzalo X. Ruiz
    Gonzalo X. Ruiz
    Principal Oboe

    Born in La Plata, Argentina, Gonzalo X. Ruiz is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed baroque oboists. He performs as principal oboist and soloist with groups such as Philharmonia Baroque, Ensemble Sonnerie, Boston Early Music Festival, The English Concert, Wiener Akademie, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has collaborated with conductors McGegan, Savall, Pinnock, Rattle, Egarr, Manze, Leonhardt, Hogwood, Hassellböck, and many others.

    His playing is featured on dozens of recordings including his 2010 Grammy™-nominated recording of reconstructions of the four orchestral suites and the concertos of J.S. Bach. In addition to frequent appearances in recital and with chamber ensembles, his groundbreaking work in new music with American Baroque earned the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and the WQXR Record of the Year Award.

    Ruiz was appointed to the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2009 and for many years prior taught at Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute and the Longy School’s International Baroque Institute and has given master classes at many of the best American and European conservatories. His former students now fill most of the key oboe positions in baroque ensembles across this country. Ruiz is an acknowledged expert in reed design, and examples of his work are on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar and dancing tango.


Sunset Center Foyer
Sunset Center Foyer
San Carlos St between 8th and 10th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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