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Arturo Rodríguez

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1976, Arturo Rodríguez is a highly accomplished musician and composer with a diverse and impressive career spanning various facets of the music world. He has earned accolades and recognition for his remarkable contributions.

Rodríguez's focus for the past fifteen years has been on the art of symphonic composition. He has composed works by commission for orchestras and institutions worldwide, showcasing his exceptional talent for crafting symphonic pieces that resonate with audiences. His compositions have been performed by renowned orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and many others, both in the United States and internationally.

His versatility extends beyond composition. Rodríguez has collaborated as an orchestrator, arranger, and conductor in symphonic projects with musical luminaries like Stewart Copeland (The Police), José Hernández's mariachi bands Sol de México and Reyna de Los Ángeles, and more recently, Lila Downs and the San Francisco Symphony.

In the realm of film, TV, and video games, Rodríguez has made a significant impact as an orchestrator and conductor. He has contributed his talents to projects including the soundtracks for "Assassin's Creed IV/BlackFlag-Freedom Cry," "Zipper," "Twixt" by Francis Ford Coppola, and "Furious7."

Rodríguez's music, whether composed for the concert hall or the silver screen, has been recorded by prestigious orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí, and The National Symphony Orchestra of Slovakia. These recordings are distributed by esteemed labels like Kronos Records, MovieScoreMedia, and Sueños de Luna Records.

Among his notable compositions is "Mosaico Mexicano," his debut symphonic work from 1999. This piece serves as a homage to the great Mexican concert hall composers of the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the composers from the golden era of Mexican cinema. Rodríguez composed "Mosaico Mexicano" while studying abroad, and it reflects his longing for his homeland. The piece premiered in 2000, first with the TCU Symphony Orchestra and later with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Germán Gutiérrez.

Arturo Rodríguez's career is a testament to his remarkable talent and versatility, as he continues to make meaningful contributions to the world of music through composition, orchestration, conducting, and performance.