|1916||Completes his piano studies and begins to study the violin.|
|1917-1922||Studies harmony and composition with Francisco Antich and receives advice from Eduardo López Chavarri.|
|1923||Composes, among others, Dos esbozos, for violin and piano (Opus 1), Suite para piano, Cançoneta for violin and string orchestra.|
|1924||Premiere in Valencia of Juglares, his first orchestral work.|
|1927-1932||Moves to Paris. Studies composition with Paul Dukas in the École Normale de Musique.|
|1928||Meets Manuel de Falla in Paris, becomes known as pianist and composer in the gala concert at the Rothschild Palace for the awarding of the "Légion de Honor" to Falla (March 14th). The Parisian music critic Robert Brussel wrote: "On avait pu admirer à la fois le jeu éclatant du pianiste et la manière éblouissante dont il écrit pour le piano". "We admired both the brilliant piano performance of Joaquín Rodrigo and the dazzling way in which he composes for the piano.
Begins his friendship with the pianist Victoria Kamhi, graduate teacher of the Paris Conservatory and student of George Lalewicz in Vienna, and of Lazare Lévy and Ricardo Viñes in Paris.
|1929||Premiere in Paris on March 28th of Cinco piezas infantiles para orquesta. The Parisian music critic Robert Brussel (Figaro) wrote: "L'Orchestre Straram a révelé au public une oeuvre charmante et un nom qui merite d'être retenu". "The Straram orchestra revealed to the audience a charming work and a name which deserves to be remembered."|