José Trigo, Double bass
Born in 1997 in Mirandela, he began his musical studies at the age of 11 under the guidance of Alexandre Samardjiev. In 2018/2019 he was academist in the Cologne Radio Orchestra (WDR Sinfonieorchester) and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
He also holds several prizes, including first prize at the “Galicia Graves” competition, first prize at the S. Koussevitzky international competition 2016, second prize (1st not awarded) at the G. Bottesini international competition in 2019, second prize and audience prize at the J. M. Sperger international competition in 2022, first prize at the Markneukirchen international competition in 2023 and 3rd prize at the ARD international competition in the same year.
In 2019 he completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim with Petru Iuga and in 2022 his Master’s degree with Dorin Marc in Nuremberg. Since 2019 he has been a member of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (co-principal) and since 2021 assistant professor at the Music University in Mannheim.