Sunday, April 25 @ 08:53:49 PDT by mferris (3031 reads)
|The guitarist Augustin Wiedemann, a resident of Munich, was the 1992 winner of the 6th International Guitar Competition held in Havanna, Cuba. At this internationally famous competition, whose jury members included, among others, Leo Brouwer and Alvaro Pierri, he was also awarded four special prizes (including prizes for the best interpretation of Spanish music and for the best interpretation of Cuban music played by a foreigner). In the same year he was honored with the first „Cultural Award for young artists“ by the city of Deggendorf. From 2001-2004 Augustin Wiedemann was teaching at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In the academic year 2006/2007 he was teaching as visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm/Sweden. In Munich he was awarded the “Pasinger Kunst- und Kulturpreis” in 2008.|
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Sunday, April 25 @ 08:48:01 PDT by mferris (2486 reads)
GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music.
Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.
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Sunday, April 25 @ 08:07:17 PDT by mferris (9529 reads)
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Heike Matthiesen is one of Germany’s leading guitarists whose virtuosity and spirited performance, coupled with a charismatic stage presence, are regularly highlighted by the press.
Born in Braunschweig, she received comprehensive musical training on the piano at an early age and only took up the guitar when she was 18. About a year later, she started studying at the Frankfurt Conservatory. Pepe Romero, who taught her for several years, was the formative influence on her playing."
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|Joaquin Rodrigo 1901 - 1999'|
Monday, November 24 @ 21:12:04 PST by mferris (3522 reads)
This composer, the most important Spanish composer of our time, was born on November 22nd, 1901. November 22nd is the feast day of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. This is a composer that seems to have done the impossible, for he was not only incredibly gifted, but also blind. He lost his sight at the age of three on account of diphtheria. It is said that when one loses the ability to see, a keen development of the senses takes place, and among them the sense of hearing. This composer definitely shows cogent evidence of this, for his works were great. Among them, his masterpiece, the Concerto de Aranjuez, is probably known by even the most ignorant to classical music. Its second movement, Andante, has not only been used in many do*****entary films on Spain, but also in a great deal of films.
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|Andrés Segovia 1893 - 1987|
Sunday, November 23 @ 21:43:15 PST by mferris (3619 reads)
Segovia has been give the name, ‘Father of the Classical Guitar,’ not only because he played beautifully, but because he did so much to further its name and reputation as a concert instrument. Andrés Segovia did compose a few selected pieces for the guitar and they are very interesting and very beautiful.
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