Duo Aldebaran is flutist Krista Jobson (USA) and guitarist Héctor Javier Rodriguez (Mexico). Since forming in 2015, Duo Aldebaran has given numerous performances encompassing many of the newer works for the flute & guitar duo idiom, and has had the opportunity to study with the world-renowned artists Cavatina Duo in Chicago, IL. Recent and upcoming performance highlights for Duo Aldebaran include guest artist appearances at the Festival de Musica de San Juan, San Antonio Flute Association Flute Day, Baylor University, University of Trinidad and Tobago, University of North Texas, South Texas College, and recitals at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention (TMEA), the National Flute Association Convention (NFA), and at the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference (NACWPI).
Stay tuned for news about our upcoming CD project!
Krista Jobson is Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. She serves as Co-Principal Flute of the Valley Symphony Orchestra (McAllen, TX), and as Principal Flute of The Trade Winds Recording Ensemble for Carl Fischer Music (Tampa, FL). Previously, she performed for four years as an active-duty member of the Band of the Air Force Reserve, stationed at Robins Air Force Base. She was Principal Flute of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra (Topeka, KS) from 2009 to 2011, and has given performances with Spoleto USA, Spartanburg Repertory Theater Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, and the International Fellowship of Conductors Composers and Collaborators (IFC3), among others.
Héctor Javier Rodriguez is Director of the Guitar Ensemble and Lecturer of Applied Guitar at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. He is a prize winner in the University of Texas-Pan American Guitar Competition, the Houston Guitar Competition (Classical Minds), Leo Brouwer Prize winner at Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Noreste in Saltillo, Mexico, 2nd Place at the 2018 Dallas International Guitar Competition and recipient of the Ocelotl Award by Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, for Best Artistic Project. His arrangements for guitar ensemble have been performed in concerts and festivals in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, Panama, and Lebanon, among others.