Ruddy Franco was born in La Paz, Bolivia in 1979. He began his piano studies at the age of 7 at the Yamaha Academy. Since 1993 he continues his piano studies in the J. S. Bach Academy under the direction of Mtra. Dolly Calderon, and studied composition in the "Los Andes" Conservatory of Music. He took Master Classes with Mtros : Iris Carola Carrillo (Bolivia), Emilio Lluiz (México), Juan Andrade (Costa Rica), Telma Gomez (Brasil), John Ferguson (EEUU), Andreas Meyer (Suiza), y Mi Jung Choe (Cores).
In 2003 he was accepted as pupil of the Russian teacher Marina Moussaeva. Presently, he continues his piano studies with Mtra. Moussaeva and is chairman of the keyboard division of the Johann Sebastian Bach Music Academy in La Paz, Bolivia.
Ruddy Franco played and performed many solo recitals and accompanied international and national musicians in chamber music. Since 2005 he began concert tours perfoming recitals and piano concertos in La Paz, Cochabamba, Arequipa, Cuzco, Trujillo, Tacna, Lima, Arica, Iquique, etc. He was invited as soloist with the Bolivian National Symphony Orchestra in the "National young talents concert" and from 1999 to 2003 he was the official pianist of that insitution. He also played as soloist with the Trujillo Symphony Orchestra, Arequipa Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Symphonietta.
He was distinguished by the Bolivian government for his brillant artistic development, and by the Peruvian National Institute of Culture for his continuous support to the artistic manifestations, preserving the national cultural patrimony. Ruddy Franco recently released a new CD of Bolivian music of the composer Victor Jimenez Garcia.
For aditional information please visit his homepage : http://www.ruddyfranco.com