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Ricardo Arzate was born in Toluca, Mexico. In 2010 he won first place in the Toluca Young Performers Contest, winning a scholarship to continue his studies in Milan. In 2015 he graduated as a conductor at the “G. Verdi” of said city.

Ricardo Arzate has studied composition with Gabrielle Manca, piano with Gerardo Urbán, and conducting with Italian conductors Vittorio Parisi, Daniele Agiman, and Japanese conductor Yoichi Sugiyama. While studying for a Masters in Orchestral Conducting, he was selected by the Milan Conservatory to participate in the master class given by renowned Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, where he was chosen by Noseda himself to conduct the closing concert.

In 2017 he conducted the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra for Hungarian Television in the “Maestro Solti” International Conducting Competition. In Italy he has conducted renowned orchestras such as I Pomeriggi Musicali with which he had a successful participation in the "MITO International Music Festival (Milano-Torino)"; Likewise, he has shown his talent, great musicality and a solid personality on numerous stages, such as the "Sala Verdi" in Milan, the "Teatro San Babila" and the "Sala Puccini".

Maestro Arzate made his debut in the world of opera with Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" at the Teatro Nuovo di Torino. Since then he has directed operas on the stages of theaters in Verbania, Asti, Biella and Vercelli.

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