Nicolás Márquez

Freelance Trombonist, Perú & Puerto Rico

Alberto Nicolás Márquez Sensebé was born in Lima, Peru in 1988. He began his musical studies at the San António Marianistas School with Professor Miguel Crúz. There he played with several prestigious popular music bands. In 2008, he met his teacher Moisés Nogueras who invited him to study in Puerto Rico. In 2009, he officially entered the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in trombone performance with Professor Luis Fred. In that institution, he participated actively as a soloist for the Concert Band and the Metals Ensemble.

Mr. Márquez has performed with the Jalisco Philharmonic (Mexico), the Puerto Rico Philharmonic, and the Bayamón Symphony (Puerto Rico). He has performed with the group Plena Libre, nominated four times for the Latin Grammys, and Ile, who won the Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album category in 2016.

Nicolás teachers include Luis Fred, former trombone of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and current professor at UCF University in Florida; Moisés Nogueras, world-renowned trombonist and member of the El Gran Combo orchestra of Puerto Rico; Miguel Rivera, trombonist of the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico and professor of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico; and Roberto Ramirez, ex-first trumpet of the Symphony of Puerto Rico and also professor of the Conservatory of Puerto Rico. He has also taken private lessons with Toby Oft, Massimo la Rosa, Denson Paul Pollard, and Michael Mulcahy. Nicolás is the organizer of the Seminario Internacional de Trombone in Lima, Perú.