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Sharing a Passion
Committed with the Future
Raúl's passion for music is contagious, something that is behind the success of his numerous Educational Projects. Everywhere Raúl holded a position as organist or Artistic Director, an Educational Project was developed as part of his commitment to build pathways for the future generations so they can experience the greatest musics of all times.His fresh, energetic and passionate stage presence acts like a magnet for kids and his ability to connect with them and explain the most complex musical elements in a simple and clear way built his reputation as mentor. His educational activities have supported school system in Spain and USA, but he also maintain an active activity teaching future organist, something he did for 5 years as full time organ professor in Indiana State University in Muncie, as well as privately and through numerous masterclasses for institutions like Moscow Conservatory, the Universities Bloomington, Baylor or Graz among many others in the USA and Europe.
Changing lifes through the Power of Music
Early on, Raúl committed his life to make the world a better place to live in through the power of music. Besides his busy concert career, Raúl has always reserved time to create pathways for new audiences, music students and providing concert opportunities for colleagues. Raúl possess a large experience developing spaces for music to thrive.
The "Organ Project" for Spanish National Orchestra in Madrid Concert Hall rescued their cancelled recital series with an increase from tens to hundreds and a widely successful educational program (read more)
The Sursa American Organ Competition in partnership with Moscow International Organ Competition built bridges between young organist in USA and Russia (read more)
The Mataro-Barcelona International Summer Organ Festival -already through its 9th season- created a deep relationship between a city and its main historic organ and music (read more)
The Barcelona International Summer Academy offered students from all over the world an environment for deep musical study and shared passion (read more).
He is currently Artistic Director for both the Spreckels Organ Society and the Mataró-Barcelona Festival providing access for thousands to quality live music.