- D.M.A., University of Colorado Boulder
- M.M., Indiana University
- B.M., Escuela Superior de Música, Mexico City
Teaches Analayzing Music (MUSI 337)
In demand as a performer, teacher, adjudicator and presenter, Ricardo de la Torre currently teaches Analyzing Music in the music department at PLU and is a piano instructor for the Community Music program at the University of Puget Sound, where he also served as staff accompanist. Ricardo has played in concert venues in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Spain and France. A finalist and prize winner in several competitions in Mexico and the U.S., he received second prize at the Eleventh Annual Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America, sponsored by Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center and the Embassy of Spain. The recordings he made as a result of this competition were included in a two-CD collection released by the LAMC.
Born in Mexico City, Ricardo attended the Escuela Superior de Música in his home town, where he received a Bachelor’s degree cum laude. He continued his studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received a Master of Music degree and went on to graduating with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he worked as a teaching assistant. His main teachers have been Ana María Tradatti, Fernando García Torres, Evelyne Brancart and David Korevaar; and he has participated in masterclasses with Peter Donohoe, Leon Fleisher, Jörg Demus, Jean-Paul Sevilla, Cristina Ortiz and Gregory Allen among others.
Prior to coming to Tacoma, Ricardo served as accompanist for dance classes at the University of Idaho and was on the faculty of East Central University in Ada, OK.