We had the chance to talk with Rubén, a Spanish bassoonist artistically known as Niño Rubén (translated into English: Child Rubén). He is the creator of the flamenco bassoon and one of the most famous bassoonists despite his young age. Rubén recently shared his story through a documentary called El Nacimiento del Fagot Flamenco (The Birth of the Flamenco Bassoon), available on his official YouTube channel. In this interview, we try and understand his unique style of music performed on the bassoon and where his inspiration came from.
From a very young age I have always loved my culture and the music of my home country of Spain, and this has led all my artistic work to be specialized in the field of Spanish music, and especially that of the Spanish music genre known as flamenco.