Rubén Zuriaga


He was born in Paterna (València, Spain) in 1973. He began his musical studies in the Centre Musical Paternense with Miguel Llopis and José Marqués. When he was 9, he iniciated Euphonium studies and obtained the title of High Professor with High Honours at the end of his university studies.

At 13, Zuriaga began studying slide trombone at the same time that he continues with Alto Saxhorn. He managed to obtain the title of High Professor in 1998. Branimir Slokar, Gilles Mallière, Jacques Mauger, Baltasar Perelló, Simeón Galduf, Joaquín Vidal, José Marqués, Juan Miñana, Vicente Nogués, Steven Mead, Miguel Moreno, The Childs Brothers or Rafael Tortajada have been his teachers.

He has taken classes and improvement courses from them. Zuriaga has collaborated with some musical groups, such as the municipal bands of Madrid and Huelva or the one in Militar Government in Palma de Mallorca. He has played in the Municipal Orchestra in València, Orquesta Sinfonieta “Solistas de Valencia”, Orquestra Nova Filharmònica in València, the Universitat de València Philarmonic Orchestra and the Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He passed an opposition with youngers from 20 mediterranian countries. It made him possible to integrate the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Mediterranée and to take part in a tour around France, Tunice, Morocco or Italia. The Orchestre was directed by Michel Tabacknick.

He has worked as a wind brass teacher in Torrefil CIM, Sedaví Music School, Orriols Music Band, Centre Musical Paternense and in the Musical Association (all them in València) in El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona).

Since 2000 and after an opposition, Zuriaga has been working as alto saxhorn soloist in the Barcelona Municipal Band. Since 2002 he plays as a fliscorno soloist in the Cobla Simfònica de Catalunya. He manages to collaborate, at the same time, with the cuartet trombone “Proyecto 4” and Barna Brass Quintet.