Prof. Ricardo Jesus Gallén Garcia

Prof. Ricardo Jesus Gallén Garcia

Professor of Guitar

Subject/Instrument: Guitar

Bachhaus Belvedere


  • Ricardo Jesus Gallén Garcia was born in Linares, Spain in 1972
  • He had his first guitar lesson at the age of four, and only one year later he gave his first public concerts in his hometown of Linares
  • Gallén Garcia studied music at the conservatoires in Cordoba, Granada and Madrid
  • In addition to performing a number of solo recitals, he has appeared as a soloist with many of the leading orchestras of Europe, Russia, Argentina, Chile and the USA
  • He has been both a teacher and soloist at many renowned international guitar festivals, and has presented master classes on the guitar throughout Europe
  • Mr Gallén Garcia has produced five CD recordings for the NAXOS label
  • He has won a number of prizes in more than 20 international competitions, which include five 1st prizes, and an array of special awards at the most renowned international guitar competitions
  • Gallén Garcia was professor of guitar at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as at the University of Extremadura in Cáceres, Spanien
  • Since 2009 he is the Professor of guitar at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar succeeding Prof. Monika Rost

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