Rafael Méndez (Trumpet Player) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Rafael Méndez was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the “Heifetz of the Trumpet.”

About Rafael Méndez

A prolific trumpet soloist and virtuoso who had the Arizona State University library dedicated to him.

Before Fame

He worked as the cornetist for Pancho Villa as a young boy.


At his most active, he was known to play more than 125 shows a year.

Family Life

He was born in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico.


His interpretations of Niccolo Paganini‘s “Moto Perpetuo,” which was originally written for violin, is Méndez’s most popular recording.

Information related to Rafael Méndez

  • Mexican music arrangers
  • Mexican male composers
  • Mexican composers
  • Mexican artists
  • 20th-century trumpeters
  • Decca Records artists
  • Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

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Latest information about Rafael Méndez updated on September 14, 2020.

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