Meet the Master Class and Brass Course horn teachers of Menorca Brass IX Edition.

Damián Tarín – Horn Course

Damian Tarin

BIRTHDATE AND PLACE: Buñol (València), 1980.

STUDIES: Professional studies at the Conservatori Professional de Música de Buñol.

Higher studies at the Conservatori Superior de València and Escuela Superior de Música “Reina Sofía” (Madrid).


Young Orchestra of the Valencian Community (JOCV).
European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO).

TEACHERS: Rodolfo Epelde, Radovan Vlatkovic, Michael Hoeltzel, Frödys Ree Wekre, Ignacio García, Sarah Willis and Nury Guarnaschelli.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (as a collaborator):

Spanish Radio Television Orchestra (RTVE).
Orchestra of the Community of Madrid (ORCAM).
National Orchestra of Spain (ONE).
Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
Symphonic Orchestra of Barcelona and National of Catalonia (OBC).
Galícia Symphony Orchestra.
Bilbao Symphony Orchestra.
Orchestra “Les Dissonances” (France).
Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands (OSIB).


Horn teacher in the Màlaga Filharmonic Orchestra (2004 to 2007).
Horn teacher assisted soloist in the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Titular Orchestra of the Teatro Real de Madrid (2007-present).


Professor at the Manuel Carrascosa Municipal School, Buñol.
Professor at the Municipal School of Music of Godelleta.
Founding member of the “Menorcabrass” Festival (2013- present).
Improvement courses at the Professional Conservatory of Logroño and at the Adolfo Salazar Professional Conservatory of Madrid.

Rodolfo Epelde Cruz – Horn Masterclass

Rodolfo Epelde Cruz – Curso de trompa

BIRTHPLACE: Eibar (Euskadi).

He trained at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid, at the “Hochshule für Musik” in Hamburg and at the “Conservatoire National de Région” in Versailles.

He regularly teaches master classes in higher conservatories, both national and international (Manchester, Rotterdam, Berlin, Oporto, Fiesole, Italian Brass Week), as well as preparing and conducting the wind sections of the most important young orchestras in the country and abroad: Joven National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), Young Orchestra of Euskal-Herria (EGO), Young Orchestra of Andalusia, Young Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, Young National Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), and the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid (JORCAM), Young Orquest Tchaikovsky Ekaterinburg (Russia), etc. Its former students hold positions in various national orchestras (RTVE, Galicia, Santiago, Extremadura, Madrid Symphony, Navarra, Córdoba, Bilbao and Euskadi orchestras) and international orchestras (BBC Scottish, Scala de Milan, Innsbruck, Marseille, DSO Berlin, Kiel , Bielefeld, Zurich and Stuttgart).

As a soloist he has performed with the National Orchestra of Spain, the “Ciutat de Barcelona” Orchestra, the Basque Country Orchestra, the “Reina Sofía” Chamber Orchestra, the Madrid Community Orchestra and JONDE. In 2016 he was a member of the jury for the ARD Munich International Horn Competition.

He is currently a horn soloist in the National Orchestra of Spain, a horn teacher at Musikene (Centro Superior de Estudios Musicales del País Vasco) and an adjunct teacher at Radovan Vlatkovic in the horn chair at the “Reina Sofía” School of Music in Madrid.