Rhodri Clarke



Rhodri recently appeared live on BBC Radio 3 as organ continuo player with early music ensemble the Musicall Compass directed by Crispin Lewis. Rhodri is a founder member of the Musicall Compass, which has performed a large repertoire of baroque cantatas, oratorios and operas at all of the major London concert venues to critical acclaim. For more information about Musicall Compass, please go to www.themusicallcompass.com.

Duo's and Ensembles

Rhodri has many successful duo and ensemble collaborations. Please click on the links below to be directed to the relevant duo/ensemble sections.

Efrain Oscher (flute) and Rhodri Clarke

Edicson Ruiz (doublebass) and Rhodri Clarke

Elizabeth Donovan (soprano) and Rhodri Clarke

Bolivar Soloists (see separate page in menu)

Musicall Compass

Simon Wallfisch (cello / baritone) and Rhodri Clarke

Juan Manuel Gonzales (violin) and Rhodri Clarke

Rosalind Acton (cello) and Rhodri Clarke

Edicson Ruiz (doublebass) and Rhodri Clarke (Piano)

As well as performing alongside each other in the Bolivar Soloists, Rhodri and Edicson regularly perform as a duo. Future highlights include a chamber concert at the Berlin Philharmonie in May 2006 followed by a recital at the Lucerne International Festival in August.

Edicson Ruiz - doublebass

• Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1985
• Begun his musical training in the Venezuelan Youth  Orchestras Scheme and doublebass with Félix Petit at he age of 11.
• Was member of the National Youth Orchestra and at the age of 14 joins Simon Bolivar Orchestra
• Played with the World Youth Orchestra
• In 2001 wins the first prize of the International Double bass Association (Indianapolis, U.S.A.) in the age category from 15 to 19
• Studies in the Orchestra-Akademie "Herbert von Karajan" with Klaus Stoll y Janne Saksala
• Wins the audition for the Berlin Philharmonic becoming, aged 17, the youngest member of the Orchestra.
• Plays regularly as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles with artists like Heinz Holliger.
• Has premiered compositions from Arturo Pantaleón (2004), Heinz Holliger (2004), Efrain Oscher (2005) y Blas Atehortúa (2006).

Efrain Oscher (flute) and Rhodri Clarke (piano) perform regularly together in Germany, UK and on tours which take them to many European countries including the Carribean and Venezuela.

Efrain Oscher (flute) and Rhodri Clarke