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CUBAN GUITARIST – WEDDINGS & CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT
Our Cuban Guitarist is one of the finest young performers from the Cuban Classical Guitar School. A sophisticated virtuoso on his instrument and an ambassador of Cuban culture. Born in Havana, he graduated from the Superior Institute of Art (ISA Havana) in Guitar, for which he was awarded a first-class honours degree graduating a year early. Described as “a true pioneer” (Classic FM Magazine), award-winning London-based Cuban guitarist, he is one of the finest performers of the Cuban classical guitar school. In Spring 2016, he will release his sixth album featuring Grammy nominee and fellow Cuban guitarist – Eduardo Martin – which they will subsequently tour across the UK and Europe.
CUBAN GUITAR HISTORY
The guitar originated in the southern regions of Spain and France. It became popular through gipsies and troubadours who went from town to town singing tales. Due to the style of recitative melody being played the guitar was used as an accompaniment.
How the guitar is used in different styles of music varies. In the case of Cuban music, the singer interacts with the Cuban tres. This instrument embellishes much more easily since it has a higher register and can be faster at times. The tres was played with a pick before the guitar was, although there are very skilled guitar players, like Paco de Lucía, who can achieve high speeds with fingers alone.
A CLASSICAL MASTERCLASS
During his years in Cuba, he took part in masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, John Williams, Costas Cotsiolis, Shinichi Fukuda, Joseph Urshalmi, Marcos Socias, Gonzalo Salazar and Eduardo Martin. After graduating he made frequent festival appearances at Hispano-American Guitar Festival (Mexico), Dublin Guitar Week (Ireland) and Havana International Guitar Festival.
HIRE CUBAN GUITARIST LONDON
Our Cuban Guitarist has not gone unrecognised in his industry winning two prizes at Cubadisco Awards 2009, Best Instrumental Soloist & Best Instrumental Album for his debut recording paying homage to the late Ñico Rojas. The same album was nominated for Best Artist & Best Newcomer in Songlines World Music Magazine, and Best Album & Best Single at the Latin American Music Awards UK. With interviews, reviews and profiles in many publications including Jazzwise, The Sunday Times, Songlines Magazine, Classical Guitar Magazine, Time Out, MUSO and Classic FM Magazine.
Our guitarist is available to hire for private parties and events in London, Surrey, Oxford, Cambridge, UK & events abroad.
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Background Music 2 x 45 minutes
Mini Recital 20 – 45 Minutes
Guitar and Percussion
Guitar, Bass and Percussion
Previous Performances Include
BBC Radio 3 and BBC London. Venues; Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Union Chapel, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, LSO St Luke’s and St James’ Piccadilly. Festivals; London Classical Guitar Festival, Bath international Guitar Festival, The Sage Guitar Festival, Kings Place Music Festival, Cambridge Summer Music festival, Kinsale Arts Week Festival (Ireland), City of London Festival, London Guitar Festival, XI Bolivar Hall, International Guitar Festival, Chester Summer Festival, Ilkley Festival, Halesworth Art Festival, X Bolivar Hall International Guitar Festival, Ards Guitar Festival (Northern Ireland) and Discovering Latin America.
The Sunday Times