Richy Dominguez is a Mexican Oboist born in 1991, he plays Second Oboe for the UACJ – Juarez Symphony Orchestra, he also is Principal Oboe in the UTEP Symphony Orchestra and UTEP Wind Symphony.
He started his musical journey at the age of 14 in Juarez City at the Holy Trinity Church’s chorus playing the electric bass, piano and also singing. In 2010, he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Juarez City (UACJ) under the instruction of the Bulgarian, Maestro Valentin Nedelchev. For six years, Richy worked as conductor of the Youth Symphonic Band for “CONACULTA” and “Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical” (Mexico´s National System of Musical Promotion).
Before finishing his degree, Richy achieved many things: He was one of the winners of the the National Composition Contest of the “Santiago de Querétaro” Music Festival with his work called: “Huauchinango”, the World Premier of this work was recorded and performed by the “Bolivar Soloists”, from Germany at Querétaro city, Mexico.
At the midterm of his Bachelor, he studied one semester (School Ex-change) at the National University of Mexico’s (UNAM) Faculty of Music. There, he took oboe lessons with the Mexican oboist Carmen Thierry, and also played first oboe at the UNAM Wind Symphony. While he was studying in Mexico City, he had the chance to be part of the “Oboe Week Fest”, provided by the UNAM. This yearly festival gave him the opportunity and privilege to take Master Classes with the Berlin Philharmonic ex-principal Oboe, Hansjörg Schellenberger and with the Chicago Symphony Principal, Alex Klein.
In 2015, Richy completed his studies under the guidance of the Spanish, Maestro Armando Rodriguez (Bachelor in Music Performance – oboe) with the Highest GPA of his class, at the University of Juarez City.
He also has taken Orchestra/Band/Vocal Conducting Master Classes with Maestro Pablo Varela (Italy), Gerardo Rábago (Mexico), Sergio Urban (Mexico) and Susan Siman (USA). He crossed words twice, about composition, with the world-famous Mexican Composer Arturo Marquez.
In 2017, the Baja California Symphony Orchestra (OBC), rented and performed his work “Huauchinango” at the Lima National Hall, Peru. In this International Tour, his work was honorably listed in the hand program between two of the Mexico’s “big ones”; Arturo Marquez and Silvestre Revueltas. With this, “Huauchinango” was considered part of the program, and not as an encore or as an extra stuff. In the summer of 2017, he was invited to play first oboe, as a guest artist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra (EPSO).
Finally, Richy is about to finish (Spring 2018) his Masters Degree in Music Performance under the instruction of Dr. Andrea Shaheen, at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).