Horacio Franco is a renown Mexican flautist and recorder player. He studied in the National Conservatory in Mexico City and later in the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, with Marijke Miessen and Walter van Hauwe. Franco has used the recorder in the traditional medieval, Renaissance music and baroque music, including Latin American colonial music, as well as contemporary, folkloric and popular music. (http://www.horaciofranco.net/)
Horacio Franco began his career as the founding member of the “Hotteterre Trio,” performing concerts from 1986 to 1994 with Luisa Durón and Bozena Slawinska, with whom he recorded two CDs.
He was director and conductor of the vocal and instrumental ensemble “Cappella Cervantina”, from 1993 to 1998.
As part of an academic project within the National Conservatory of Music to present an alternative educational program for baroque and contemporary music, he conducted at the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London in 1997.
Currently, he performs with the double-bass player, Victor Flores, and directs the “Baroque Orchestra Capella Puebla” which has been successful in Mexico, presenting internationally accomplished artists such as Erika Dobosiewicz, who performed Antonio Vivaldi: Concierto: “per la Solennitá de San Lorenzo” with Horacio Franco and the Capella Puebla. Here is the audio:
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