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Obituary: Maestro Jorge Rivero Tiraldo, Esteemed Conductor and Oboist, Passes Away at 74

by Madonna

Esteemed conductor and oboist Jorge Rivero Tiraldo has sadly passed away at the age of 74.

Reports indicate that Rivero Tiraldo experienced a heart attack while leading a rehearsal at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Mexico, with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. He was diligently preparing the ensemble for its upcoming Spring Serenades series when the incident occurred.

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Despite the efforts of paramedics summoned to the scene, Rivero Tiraldo could not be revived.

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In an official statement, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra expressed profound sorrow at the loss of Maestro Jorge Rivero Tiraldo, an extraordinary musician and conductor who had served as an oboist with the orchestra for thirteen years. They highlighted his infectious joy, charisma, unwavering professionalism, and remarkable humanity, bidding him a peaceful rest.

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Born in Cuba in 1952, Rivero Tiraldo pursued his musical education at the National Art School in Havana and further honed his craft in Paris, where he garnered numerous accolades.

Rivero Tiraldo’s mastery of the oboe was celebrated internationally, evidenced by his First Prize win for Oboe at the Havana National Music Competition and his receipt of the Virtuoso Award for the best album in the Concert Music category. Throughout his illustrious career, he distinguished himself both as a virtuoso oboist and a skilled conductor.

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