Gonzalo X. Ruiz has for decades been one of the world’s foremost baroque oboists, performing as principal and soloist with many of the world’s top ensembles, such as Philharmonia, The English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Wiener Akademie, and many others. Equally accomplished on the modern oboe, he is principal of the Carmel Bach Festival, a position he held with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Ruiz is featured on dozens of recordings, has earned a Grammy nomination, and received the KQXR Record of the Year Award (NYC) as well as the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. He has performed more works by Bach than any oboist in history, and his students fill the ranks of top groups across the country. He made his conducting debut at age twelve in Handel’s Water Music, and is currently Associate Music Director of Musica Angelica (LA). In recent years he has concentrated on the guitar with a focus on jazz and rock.