Baroque oboist Gonzalo Ruiz, born in La Plata, Argentina, has appeared as principal oboist and concerto soloist with most of the leading period-instrument groups in America and has performed widely in the U.S. and Europe with conductors including Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Reinhard Goebbel, Andrew Manze, and Mark Minkowski. He has been featured on numerous recordings of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire and has acted as principal oboist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the New Century Chamber Orchestras. He was a prizewinner at the Bruges Early Music Competition in Belgium. Ruiz is an active chamber musician. He has made several reconstructions and arrangements, notably from works by Bach and Rameau. He is an expert in historical reed making techniques, with more than two dozen of his pieces on permanent display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is also an active contemporary music performer; he received the 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Ruiz is a member of the oboe faculty at Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute and the University of North Texas. He was formerly a faculty member at the Longy School in Cambridge, Mass. He has taught master classes at Indiana University. Ruiz studied at the San Francisco Conservatory. His teachers include Marc Lifschey and James Caldwell. He has been a Juilliard faculty member since 2009.