Mexican bass Ricardo Bojórquez was 16 when he received his first singing lessons from José Briano. Two years later he began to study singing with Rufino Montero at the Escuela Nacional de Música in Mexico City. Since 2013 his teachers have been Regine Köbler and Rainer Trost at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts.
He made his professional stage debut in 2014 as Bottom in a student production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, later appearing as Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Le Bailli (Werther) under Roger Díaz-Cajamarca and as the Cold Genius in Purcell’s King Arthur and as Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He has also sung a Senator in Krenek’s Pallas Athene weint under Walter Kobéra at the Neue Oper in Vienna, Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) under Guido Mancusi in Wels and Vöcklabruck and under Christoph Meier at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre, Masetto and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) under Raphael Schluesselberg in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) under Peter Marschik at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre, Müff Müff in Gottfried von Einem’s Tulifant under Caspar Richter in the Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Sciarrone (Tosca) under Johannes Wildner at Burg Gars.
Ricardo Bojórquez joined the St Pölten Cathedral Choir in 2014. Among the parts he has performed there are Judas in Bach’s St Matthew Passion and the bass soloist in Bach’s G minor Mass BWV235. As a song recitalist and concert singer he has been heard in works by Schubert, Strauss, Krenek, Beethoven and Brahms as well as in sacred music by Schütz, Bach, Monteverdi, Lasso, Handel and Haydn.
As a participant in the 2019 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, Ricardo Bojórquez has appeared as Quinault in Adriana Lecouvreur.