Horacio Franco

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Horacio Franco
Horacio Franco 04.jpg
The artist in 2015
Background information
OriginMexico City
Occupation(s)Recorder player, Conductor
InstrumentsRecorder, block flute
Years active1986-present

Horacio Franco (born 11 October 1963)[1] is a Mexican flautist and recorder player. He studied in the National Conservatory in Mexico City and later in the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, with Marijke Miessen and Walter van Hauwe. Franco has used the recorder from the traditional forms of medieval, Renaissance music and baroque—including Latin American colonial music—to contemporary, folkloric and popular.[2]


In the beginnings of his career he was founder member of the "Hotteterre Trio", conformed from 1986 to 1994 with Luisa Durón and Bozena Slawinska, with those who he recorded 2 discs and gave various concerts. He was also director and conductor of the vocal and instrumental ensemble "Cappella Cervantina", from 1993 to 1998. He conducted the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London in 1997. Formed like an academic project within the National Conservatory of Music, it was an alternative educational program for barroque and contemporary music.

At the moment,[when?] he plays with the double-bass player Victor Flores. He is also director of the "Barroque Orchestra Capella Puebla", which has been successful in Mexico.


  • Hotteterre Trio, 1987, Luzam Discs
  • Solistas of Mexico director Eduardo Bush, 1988
  • Mexican Music for recorder, 1991, Cenidim-Quindecim recordings
  • The Folias Hotteterre Trio, 1992, Peer to them discs
  • Cappella Cervantina Horacio Franco director, 1994, Quindecim Recordings
  • Vivaldi Concerti to per Flauto Horacio Franco and Capella Cervantina, 1994, Quindecim Recordings
  • Contemporary Music of Camera vol.6 Jorge Cordova, 1994, Bartok Study
  • Concerto For Recorder and Orchestra Kibbutzim Chamber Orchestra Mordechai Rechtmann- conductor Michael recorded Wolpe-composer live, 1995, Production of the Composer
  • Mexican Symphonic Music Concert for Recorder and Orchestra of Marcela Rodriguez OFUNAM director Ronald Zollman, 1995, Digital Urtext Classics
  • Il Gardellino Horacio Franco and the Camerana Aguascalientes, 1996, Quindecim Recordings
  • Musica Barroca Mexicana Cappella Cervantina Horacio Franco director, 1996, Quindecim Recordings
  • The Art of Horacio Franco Horacio Franco & the Georgian Chamber Orchestra directed by Horacio Franco, 1997, Guild Recordings
  • Carlos Monsiváis and Horacio Franco, 1997, alive Voice of Mexico UNAM
  • Musica Barroca Mexicana Vol. 2. Cappella Cervantina-Horacio Franco director, 1998, Discs K 617-France distributed in Mexico by Quindecim Recordings
  • From the Medieval to the Danzón Horacio Franco and Victor Flores, 2002, Quindecim Recordings
  • Solo Bach Horacio Franco, 2004, Quindecim Recordings
  • Sones de Tierra and Nube with the Band Filarmónica Mixe of the CECAM of Sta. Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, 2005, Xquenda Discs
  • Capella Puebla director and solista Horacio Franco, 2005, Quindecim recordings
  • From Bach, the Beatles and others more Horacio Franco and Victor Flores, 2005, Quindecim Recordings

Personal life[edit]

Franco is openly gay,[1] and in 2011 he married Arturo Plancarte, his manager.[3]


  1. ^ a b Méndez, Roger (29 June 2014). "'Soy como un viejito de clóset". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.horaciofranco.net/
  3. ^ Sanco, Guiller (22 June 2011). "Las parejas gay más reconocidas de México". Animal Político (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 May 2019.