Noè Rodrigo Biography
Noè was born in Altea (Alicante, Spain) in 1992 and started his musical education when he was 8 years old at the Conservatori Municipal Professional d’Altea. He finished in 2010 with the highest qualifications. The following year he started the Bachelor in percussion in Zaragoza, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA), with Lorenzo Ferrándiz, Verónica Cagigao, Ignacio Molins, Francisco Inglés and César Peris as main teachers.
During his studies in Altea, he was a student at the Nexeduet Academy as well, formed by percussionists Jordi Francés and Sisco Aparici, and guest teachers Laurent Mariusse, Pedro Carneiro, Jean Geoffroy and Christian Dierstein.
He has attended to several masterclasses with very important international percussionists like, Marc Pino, Gustavo Gimeno, Anton Mittermayr, Guido Rückel, Wieland Wetzel, Raymond Curfs, Oliver Madas and Bill Linwood in the field of Orchestral percussion; Josep Vicent, Markus Leoson, Isao Nakamura, Nuno Aroso and Philippe Spiesser, Nancy Zeltsman, Jer-Huei Chen, Marta Klimasara and Peter Sadlo in the field of soloist percussion.
In June 2016, Noè completed a master program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with teachers Peter Prommel, Arnold Marinissen, Mark Braafhart, Nick Woud, Ramon Lormans, Richard Jansen and Bence Major.
As a soloist, he was awarded with the first prize in the Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes (Juventudes Musicales de España) in April 2015. He was also given a special prize of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) for an excellent performance in that competition. In November 2016 he made his Palau de la Música Catalana debut offering a solo recital in Barcelona. In January 2017 he debuted in the Storioni Festival performing percussion solo pieces by the American composer David Lang. He also participated in the prestigious percussion competition TROMP International Percussion Competition Eindhoven 2016, being rewarded with the Willem Vos Award for the best performance of a marimba piece in the Second Round. Furthermore, he is offer ing solo recitals in Spain through the program AiEnRUTa-Clásicos 16/17 and Juventudes Musicales de España. In July 2017 he will make his debut with a solo recital in the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada.
As an orchestral percussionist, he is member of the Lucerne Festival Alumni Orchestra and also of some of the best youth orchestras of Europe, such as EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra), Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, JONDE (Spanish National Youth Orchestra), NJO (Netherlands Youth Orchestra), among others; and SOAP (Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific) in America (Canada). Noè collaborates with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, the Nederlands Kamerorkest and the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa.
As a chamber musician, he has been member of the Academy for the New Music of Zaragoza, Percusiones del CSMA, Aldeburgh Contemporary Emsemble, NJO Steve Reich Ensemble, and is an acting member of Mbira-dúo, The Score Collective Ensemble and collaborates with Asko|Schönberg ensemble, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, Slagwerk Den Haag, Nieuw Ensemble and the New European Ensemble. He is also a member of the production Young Performance Divamania, of Lucerne Festival and is participating in the European Tour of Andreas Schaerer, Hildegard Lernt Fliegen and the Lucerne Festival Alumni Orchestra: The Big Wig.
Recently, he premiered the first solo piece composed specially for him, SHIFT-Fajrant!. The piece was written for percussion and fixed media, by the Polish composer Tomasz Arnold. Last March he recorded Totem I & II, together with the composer himself, Arnold Marinissen, which will be the first recording of the piece.
In the upcoming months Noè will premiere two more pieces written for him: Bèrnia, by Arnold Marinissen and Knics-Knacks, by Josh Henderson.