Dr. Alberto Rodríguez Acuna

Dr. Rodríguez was born in Caibarién (Spain), studied clarinet in the National School of the Arts in Havana. He graduated from the Superior Academy of Musical Arts of Prague (AMU) where he also completed postgraduate studies in music education, psychology and teaching methodology. He completed postgraduate studies at the Superior Conservatory of Brno (Czech Republic). Dr. Rodríguez has been a professor at the Municipal Conservatory of Havana, the National School of Arts and the School of Music of the Superior Institute of Music of Cuba and national adviser of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba for clarinet education, and president of the jury in the National Clarinet Competitions.

Dr. Rodríguez has taught master classes in Cuba, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the UK, France and Spain.

Apart from having served on the jury of numerous international competitions, he was a member of Cuba’s National Symphonic Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional) and orchestral soloist at the Great Theater, Opera and Ballet of Havana. In the Czech Republic he played solo clarinet at the Mozart Opera (Prague) and also co-founded the orchestra’s wind ensemble at the same Opera house.
He also played as soloist of the Czech “Bohemia” Symphonic Orchestra.

He has performed concerts in Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Marocco, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Currently Dr. Rodríguez lives and works in Madrid, where he has been a professor at the “Francisco de Vitoria” University in Madrid until 2012. He is the founder and director of the Madrid Clarinet Ensemble and Solo Chamber Orchestra of Madrid.

He is one of the founding teachers of the “International Clarinet Courses Julian Menéndez” and the “Spanish Association for the Study and Development of Clarinet”. He regularly teaches master classes at the Courses and The International Chamber Music Festival of AMEROPA and the Orchestral Courses “Filarmonietta” in Prague, Czech Republic.

He is currently president of the Chamber Music Association of Madrid and has been artistic director of a continuous series of international chamber music courses: “Boccherini 2005”, “Mozartissimo 2006”, and the CHAMBERart International Festivals from 2007 to the present.

Nowadays he works as a clarinet teacher and chamber music teacher in the “Centro Superior de Música Katarina Gurska” in Madrid, clarinet teacher at the “Escuelas Municipales de Música” of the Madrid town hall, and conductor of the “El Capricho” orchestra in Madrid.

He is Doctor, Cum Laude in History and Sciences of the Music by the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”, Spain. Scientific consultant ad honorem of the UNESCO Chair.