Max Santos Rodríguez

Max Santos Rodríguez

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 2005. Since 2022, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación “La Caixa” French Horn Chair with professor Radovan Vlatković. He has been granted scholarships by Consejería de Educación, Universidades y Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz.

At the age of eight he began his elemental studies at the CIEM Federico Moreno Torroba with Fernando Puig, where he continued his professional studies.

He has attended training courses and masterclasses given by Radovan Vlatković, Richard Watkins, Iván Ortiz, Pedro Jorge, Salvador Navarro, Batiste Bernat, Joan Bernat, Maxi Santos, and Matias Piñeira among others.

At present, he combines his school studies and his professional music studies, with his participation in music ensembles, both in bands and orchestras.
He has been soloist with La Lira Symphony Band and its Symphony Orchestra, both in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid.

He was awarded Second Prize at the 7th Vicente Zarzo French Horn Competition.

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Juanjo Mena, and has been part of the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble. He is currently a member of the O Globo Quintet and the Viena Octet.