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As a true exponent of the Russian violinistic tradition, Rigo Murillo has earned a warm respect from his listeners and colleagues for his well-defined musical expression, vividly multicolored tone, and his clear, yet spontaneous artistic eloquence.
Rigo Murillo is able to capture his audience's imagination with an inspiring tone and a driving musical conviction. His exhilarating musical expression is able to engage even the youngest audiences. From New York to Los Angeles, from Dallas to Chicago, Rigo Murillo offers the most exquisite sounds to the avid listener.
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Klezmer, Country/Folk
Rigo has shared the stage with world-acclaimed artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Jean Pierre Rampal, Doc Severinsen, and Ray Charles, among others.
In addition, he has performed in master classes with renowned artists such as Mayumi Fujikawa, Gregory Feigin, and Alexandre Brussilovsky, and played as a member of the Pensacola Symphony, Meridian Symphony, Mississippi Opera Orchestra, as well as concertmaster of the USM Symphony and the Mesquite Symphony.
Rigo is producer of a compilation of instrumental songs performed on violin, titled “My Heart's Music,” is featured on several recordings of Jewish liturgical and folk music, and has appeared as a guest soloist with the Ollin Yoliztli Chamber Orchestra.
Rigo has received Summa Cum Laude honor degrees in violin performance and music education from The University of Southern Mississippi, where he was also granted the McGraw Violin Chair Award. He holds an Artist Diploma in violin performance from the Ollin Yoliztli Institute, where he studied with Sergei Gorbenko, the former concertmaster of the USSR Radio and TV Orchestra.
Additionally, he has been a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi Suzuki School, Bass Memorial Academy, Violinspire Suzuki Workshop in Hattiesburg, MS, and the American Honor Orchestra Festival.
Rigo Murillo's musical leadership has taken him to excel as music director of the USM Civic Orchestra, director of operations of the USM Symphony Orchestra, and music director at Mount Sinai Congregation in Mexico City.