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Cristian Orozco - Ecuadorean percussionist and composer. Timpani|percussion principal of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador & Percussion educator of the Musical Arts Career - Faculty of Arts of the Central University of Ecuador.

Highlighted by his virtuosity, interpretation, and musicality, he has managed to establish a career path, which has as its premise the dissemination and creation of Latin American culture. At world-renowned festivals he has been able to represent Ecuador as a contemporary pioneer in the field of music interpretation and creation.

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“Cristian is becoming one of the best Latin composers for percussion”

NEY ROSAURO – Percussionist, Composer & Educator

“As a musician, he is very convincing in his works, Cristian's musical thinking is very deep and positive, it is reflected in his work.”

KARMELLA TSEPKOLENKO – Composer & Educator

“Cristian is, without a doubt, a referring in Ecuador as a virtuous percussion performer as well as one of the most important composers that refreshed Ecuadorian academic repertoire with original, quality and beautiful musical works”

ANDRÉS CARRERA – Percussionist & Educator

“Cristian fascinates with every note produced with his hands.  He is a musical man and a virtuoso musician, with very deep ideas that are reflected in each of his Works”  

DNEVNIK – Russia. 2012

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As composer, he has been a proponent of neo-nationalism which goes hand in hand with creating a contemporary musical language and experimenting with new styles, forms, and soundscapes which have been well-received by the public both nationally and internationally.

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As percussion soloist, he is consolidated as one of the most distinguished young representatives of his nation. His dedication, energy and musicality characterize his way of conceiving a musical idea and then expressing it to the audience.

Timpani|Percussion Principal

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA of ECUADOR

Officially since 2018, Cristian has been the Timpanist and Principal of the percussion area of "the First Musical Institution of Ecuador". He is also the Artistic Director of the OSNE percussion ensemble

Educator

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY of ECUADOR - Arts Faculty

Since the appearance of the musical arts career, in 2018, Cristian has served as a professor of the Symphonic Percussion Chair.
Cristian is the founder and artistic director of the UCE Percussion Ensemble

PROJECTS

CO HomeStudio

"CO Home Studio" is a diffusion music project. Works and adaptations for percussion from the around of the world are live-performed by Cristian at his home studio.

4enQuito

ENSAMBLE

The "4 en Quito" Ensemble is a new proposal with a different format that gives a new perspective of interpretation, innovation and musical creativity.
Founded by Marco and Cristian Orozco in 2019, it was born as the necessity to innovate Ecuadorian national music from a contemporary point of view.

Sense2Wood

violin & percussion

"Sense2Wood" is a duo project that mixes violin and percussion instruments. Diana Melikhova & Cristian Orozco will make you feel new sounds, vibrations, and emotions in a natural atmosphere.

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