Toni Roig Tarros
Cello Coach / Conductor
Cellist Antonio Roig began his musical education in his born town Carlet, at the Perfecto Garcia Chornet Conservatory. After, he continued at the Conservatory Superior of Music in Castellón under de guidance of Prof. Manuel Santapau and Prof. José Enrique Bouché where he graduated his Bachelor degree with Honors. In his early cello career, he was selected to participate at the Mstislav Rostropovich cello Masterclasses in València, Spain.
Invited personally by Netherlands Chamber Orchestra principal Herre-Jan Stegenga, with the support and full scholarship from IberCaja Bank Foundation, Antonio moved to Holland where he completed his second Bachelor degree at CODARTS University for the Arts. He obtained his Master's degree in cello performance at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, Holland, where he was elected the most outstanding student under the
tutelage of prestigious cellist Jeroen Reuling. While in Europe, he had chance to work with cellists such as Gavriel Lipkind, Lluis Claret, Patrick Demenga, Anner Bylsma, Gary Hoffman, Leonid Gorokhov, D. Marçal Cervera, Andreas Greger and more.
Antonio is also a devoted chamber music artist. In 2012, together with his Hammerstein Piano Trio colleges, he moved to Hannover, Germany. He studied Chamber Music Master at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien under the supervision of Ulf Schneider (Jean Paul Trio), Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) and the virtuoso pianist Prof. Markus Becker. Same year, he was invited with full-tuition scholarships at the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) Seminar at Stanford University, San Francisco, USA and at the Piano Trio Masterclasses in Académie Musicale de Villecroze with Prof. Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio) in Nice, France.
His interest in chamber music has led him to study with well renowned artist such as Antonio Meneses (Beaux Arts Trio), Emanuel Ax (Juilliard School), Gordan Nikolic (London Symphony Orchestra), Igor Gruppman (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra), Eberhard Feltz (Hanns Eisler Berlin), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and more.
Antonio has been honored in numerous national and international competitions, including the first prize at the "I Concurs Internacional de Música de Càmbra de Montserrat" (Spain), first prize at the "XV Concurs Internacional de Música de Càmbra Ciutat de Vinaròs" (Spain), first price at "Concurso de Cellos del Conservatorio Salvador Seguí" (Spain), first prize at "Hannoversche Börse der Musiktalente" (Germany), Stipendiat at "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" and works regularly for the Spanish National Radio (RTVE) and the Juan March Foundation in Madrid.
He has performed with several orchestras in USA, Europe and Asia and has been member of orchestras such as OSB, OFUV, JORVAL, JOSC, OJRM, Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, Orquestra Simfonica de Castelló, Codarts Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Ensemble, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and perform regularly with The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
He had worked with great conductors such as Joaquín Achúcarro, Enrique García Asensio, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Barenboim, Jaap van Zweden, among others. At the moment he continues his solo, chamber music and orchestral career in Asia.
He is the founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit organization under section 88, called Chamber Music for Life Hong Kong.
Antonio plays an instrument made by Claude Lebet, Cremona-Rome fecit anno 2003.