Double bassist Rodrigo Moro Martín will join the faculty in September 2023

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The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced several new string appointments to its faculty. Rodrigo Moro Martín will take the post as professor of double bass from September 2023, joining recent appointees including viola professors Isabel Villanueva and Bryony Gibson-Cornish, and violin professor Emily Sun.

An alumnus of the RCM, Moro Martín is the principal double bass of the Orquesta Nacional de España and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Born in Salamanca, he began the double bass at the age of eight at the Antonio Machado School with professor Javier Gil Ajero. He was the first international double bass student at the Yehudi Menuhin School and was offered a scholarship to study at the RCM with Caroline Emery. Upon graduating with first class honours, he was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal presented by HRH Prince Charles. Moro Martín obtained his master’s degree from the Luzern Hochschule, studying with professor Božo Paradžik.

Timothy Walden and Gemma Rosefield also joined the Royal College of Music as cello professors in September 2022. Walden is principal cello of the English National Opera, appearing regularly as a guest with the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Rosefield, winner of the Pierre Fournier Award in 2007 is the cellist of the Leonore Piano Trio and of Ensemble 360.

’I am thrilled to be able to add to the Royal College of Music’s wonderful string faculty with these appointments,’ said Mark Messenger, RCM head of strings. ’It is a privilege to invite renowned pedagogues and international artists to join the RCM, but also exciting to give opportunities to the new generation of great teachers.’

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