Pepe Garcia

 

 

NEWS

 

In July 2014 we presented our 1st Sonoro International Music Festival" in Orizaba and Río Blanco, Veracruz.

Music workshops, crime prevention lectures, diverse activities with children and parents, theatre and great guest musicians were all involved in the program. Because of it's great succes we organized the 2nd Sonoro International Music Festival great musicians and workshopleaders featured our festival:

- Carlos Jacques: guitar and composition.

- Teatro Infantil de la Secretaría de Educación de Veracruz: workshop how to make and play on recycled instruments. Also, they will present their show "Barquito Chiquitito".

- Nayelli Nava: Theatre workshop.

We are currently planning the 3rd Sonoro International Music Festival.

Upcoming Events 2016

Tour Sonoro: Felicia van den End & Pepe Garcia

Concerts and masterclasses

11, 12 February 2016 - Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango.

 

17, 18 February 2016 - Facultad de Musica de la Universidad Veracruzana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Events 2014/2015

 

2nd International Sonoro Music Festival

20 until 26 July 2015.

 

1st International Music Festival "Sonoro"

6-13 July 2014 Rio Blanco and Orizaba, Mexico

 

Duo SONORO

Pepe Garcia and Felicia van den End

Program "Ear Massage"

9 February 2014, 15:00h

Theater Koningshof

Uiverlaan 20, Maasluis

 

Duo SONORO

Pepe Garcia and Felicia van den End

Program "Ear Massage"

6 April 2014, 12:00 h

Schouwburg De Meerse

Raadhuisplein 3, Hoofdorp

 

Duo SONORO

Pepe Garcia and Felicia van den End

Benefit Concert

19 May 2014, 19:30h

Walkartkerk

Kerkweg 23, Zeist

 

Jose (pepe) Garcia Rodriguez

 

Pepe (1980) is a versatile Mexican percussionist living in the Netherlands. He completed bachelors and master’s degree at Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Netherlands) with top honors and the special distinction for “contribution to the development of percussion repertoire”.

He was awarded with the Ear Massage percussion quartet in the IPCL 2004 (International Percussion Convention Luxembourg) and Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in 2009 (2nd prize), Soloist with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

Current member of the Percussion group The Hague (Slagwerk DenHaag) www.slagwerkdenhaag.nl , a group that has built up a leading position, both nationally as well as internationally; a position, which has brought them to virtually all European countries, the United States, the Middle East, Japan and Korea. In its use of instrumentation as well as sound sources The Hague Percussion is noticeable for an enormous diversity. Equally broad is its programming: from specialized research projects to accessible programs for a general public and from concerts for the youngest generations to large- scale (inter)national co-productions.

 

Pepe started working with children since 2000, developing new ways of approaching music since early age. In Mexico he started a new music developing program in coordination with the government in order to put new young generations of children in contact with music taking traditional elements as starting point.

One of the major interests in his career has been the collaboration with composers and artists in general, developing alternative methods of approaching new music through the aid of unconventional methods of musical notation, designing new instruments, fusing technical resources from non western cultures and extending the possibilities of traditional percussion instruments through electronic processes.

Since 2015 Pepe is a teacher for the Bachelor and Master percussion department at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.