Adrian Arroyo, originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, began his musical education in the Conservatorio de Castella in 1997. At the age of fifteen, he embarked on his studies of the French horn with Ricardo Mejia. He then attended the Instituto Nacional de Musica in Costa Rica under the tutelage of Luis Murillo, principal horn of the Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica.
Beginning in 2009, Adrian Arroyo attended the University of Costa Rica to study French horn with the maestro Juan Manuel Arana. In 2011, he received a full scholarship by the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) in its chamber music program winning in 2014 the first prize in the JAMD chamber music competition with the JAMD Wind Quintet. His horn studies were guided by Chezy Nir for four years.
In 2015, Adrian received the Akademist position in the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, under the tutelage of Saar Berger.
Adrian Arroyo had the opportunity to play with many orchestras as freelance and soloist in his career, since the age of seventeen until today, including; the Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica, the Israel Camerata, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra/ Israeli Opera, the Israel Contemporary Players, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, thus having the opportunity to work with conductors such as Zsolt Nagy, Daniel Etinger, Frederic Chaslin, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev etc.
Adrian has been the Principal horn of the Israel NK Orchestra since 2017 under the conducting of the renowned trombonist and conductor Christian Lindberg.
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