Edgardo Espinosa - Violoncello

He was born in Mexico City in 1963. He studied music at the National Music School of the UNAM with Victor Manuel Cortés, graduating with honors in 1991. As a recipient of scholarships from UNAM and FONCA, he pursued postgraduate studies in London at the London College of Music, with the teacher Richard Markson, and later in Thames Valley University, where he concluded his master’s degree in the year of 1995.

He has taken training courses with Ivan Monighetti, Alan Smith, Wolfgang Laufer, Maud Martin Tortelier and Joan Dickson, among others. He was the winner of the First and second places in the Open Competition for Soloists of the ENM Symphony Orchestra, third place in the First National Cello Competition and the 1992 London College of Music's annual string competition.

The courses and festivals in which he has participated include: the International Festival of Edinburgh, the Course of the Campus Internazionale di Musica of Sermoneta, Italy, the International Festival Cervantino, the Festival of Mexico City and the International Forum of New Music “Manuel Enríquez”.

As a recitalist and chamber musician he has performed in the main halls of the capital and the interior of Mexico, as well as in the cities of London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Chicago, Little Rock, Madrid and Navarra, among others.

He has recently acted as soloist of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Polytechnic Institute and has performed live for Radio UNAM. He is currently a full-time teacher at the National School of Music, where, in addition to intensive teaching, he coordinates various academic activities. He is a member of ONIX and the Ensamble Cello Alterno.