Alberto Cumplido Classic Guitar Series Siempre La Guitarra 2020
Alberto Cumplido

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Alberto Cumplido studied composition and harmony with the Cirilo Vila. Literature courses directed by the poet Enrique Lihn. In Chile, he studied guitar with Luis López and Oscar Ohlsen. Abroad Alberto studied with Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernandez, Leo Brouwer, Egberto Gismonti, Manuel Barrueco, Ralph Towner, Ichiro Suzuki, and Oscar Gighlia.

In the “Taller de Músicos” of Barcelona, he studied Jazz. In Germany he made composition works under the direction of the Chilean composer Gustavo Becerra, and the German composer Olaf Jansen.

Alberto lived and toured in Europe for 18 years (Spain and Germany), and in Barcelona, he worked as a teacher at the guitar school of Eulogio Dávalos and at María Anglada’s music school. In Germany, he taught at the Music Schule in Minden, and at private schools in Berlin and Hanover. He has lived in Santiago de Chile since 2000, and is the creator and director of the international guitar festival “Entrecuerdas.”

He has performed concerts in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. Abroad he has played with musicians such as Terry Butler, Juango Arrom, Luis Melero, Oriol Camprodón, and many more.

Valdine Ritchie Mishkin and Alfredo Muro at Siempre La Guitarra 2020
Valdine Ritchie Mishkin and Alfredo Muro

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Duo Apassionata

The Canadian cellist Valdine Ritchie Mishkin and the Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro, two talented musicians formed this unique duo in 2018 in Portland, Oregon, Since then they have performed regularly un the USA. Duo Apaixonado displays a wonderful blend of talent presenting their own arrangements and an outstanding

cello-guitar repertoire in the world and is continually broadening the Latin, Spanish, classical and contemporary repertoire of the cello and guitar duets. In September 2018, the Duo Apaixonado had its debut with great success at The Classic Pianos Concert Series in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Valdine Ritchie Mishkin, is a diverse musician, recognized as a gifted cello teacher and an avid solo, chamber, and orchestra musician. Valdine champions contemporary music with Third Angle, Fear No Music, as well as “the classics” with the passionate Crescendo Project piano trio.

Valdine is a regular extra cellist with the Oregon Symphony and a sectional coach with the Portland and Salem Youth Symphony.

Eventually, her love of world music led her to a friendship with guitarist Alfredo Muro – and they formed a duo dedicated to Latin music of several countries.

Alfredo Muro is an international Peruvian concert guitarist who had the honor of representing Peru and the USA in several International Guitar Festivals in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic as well as Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, Japan and in four tours to Taiwan. He has presented concerts in many venues throughout the United States, where he was the featured artist at the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Concert Series in Washington D.C, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle and at The Smithsonian Museum.

 

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Fabio Montomoli

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Hilary Field at Siempre La Guitarra 2020
Hilary Field

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International performing and recording artist, Hilary Field, has garnered praise for her dynamic virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship, and for the emotional depth, she brings to the heart of classical guitar music. Hilary has held faculty positions as the head of the Guitar department at Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State.

Hilary is a past winner of the Northwest Young Artist Series Competition and was the first guitarist to win the Frances Walton Soloist Competition. She has released several award-winning CDs, including her debut recording, Music of Spain and Latin America,

 

which was an award winner for Classical Album of the Year by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. Other CDs include Ballad Stories, Siente, Cantilena, Airoso – guitar and viola, and Premieres.

Hilary was recently sponsored by the US Embassy to perform and tour in South America, and has been a featured performer in international guitar festivals such as Festival Entrecuerdas in Chile, Festival Internacional de Guitarra ICPNA in Peru, Série Grands Concerts in Québec, the Long Island Guitar Festival in New York, and the Guitar Masters Series in Orlando Florida. She has received grants for composing and performing new music by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. Soundboard, the official magazine of the Guitar Foundation of America notes “Field plays everything with a refined musicality, immaculate technique, and unfailing lovely sound.” The Seattle Times exclaims that classical guitarist, “Hilary Field, is a dynamic player. She doesn’t just recite what can often be complex work, but imbues it with fire and grace.”

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“Field is one of a growing number of gifted women gaining prominence in the classical guitar world…..Field displays sensitive musicianship, solid technique, and a burnished tone. Her premiere of Morel’s “Berceuse” alone is worth the price of the album.”

The Seattle Times
“Field is a dynamic player. She doesn’t just recite what can often be complex work, but grace.”

Juan Jose Barron at Siempre La Guitarra 2020
Juan José Barrón

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Guitarist and composer

Considered today, as one of the best and most representative guitarists in Mexico, for its extraordinary and increasingly scarce quality of combining in one person, the academic rigor of classical music, with the lyricism of popular music. He has been awarded 11 national awards in his different facets as a guitarist and has also received distinctions and awards as a composer in different countries such as Spain, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.

 

He studied at the Music School of the University of Guanajuato. In 1991, he was awarded the “Andrés Segovia” Scholarship, to study the interpretation of Spanish music with the Mtro. José Luís Rodrigo, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Juan José has received 2 scholarships for artistic stimulation, awarded by the National Council for Culture and Arts (Conaculta) in the field of creators with a career.

He has participated in important festivals around the world obtaining great success. On several occasions he has toured as a guest soloist in the concert seasons of the following Orchestras: Guanajuato Symphony, Michoacán Symphony, Bajío Philharmonic, Morelia Symphony, León Chamber Orchestra, Bilbao Chamber Orchestra, Spain, León Chamber Orchestra, Spain.

He has taught schools like Conservatory of the Roses of Morelia, Mich. Faculty of Fine Arts of the Autonomous University of Querétaro. He has also taught master classes at different international festivals in Mexico, the USA, Spain, and Austria.

He is currently Director and Teacher of “CREATIVA” Modern Institute of Music and Arts A.C., in Salamanca, Gto. General Director of the International Guitar Meeting of Salamanca.

Press comments:

The classical guitar recital by maestro Juan José Barrón in the Palmer auditorium was magical and providential, really out of series, which the public thanked with great cheers.

“Continental” newspaper Austin Texas

Juan José Barrón with hands of fire and passion, I catch the public with his masterful interpretations. Bravo teacher!

“El Liberal de Colombia” newspaper

Great night we had yesterday with the Mexican musician Juan José Barrón who has offered a superb classical guitar show at the parish temple of Murcia “simply amazing”

Newspaper “The Forum of Murcia”

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Riccardo Villanueva

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Ruben Gonzales
Ruben Gonzales Avila

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He was born in Holguin, Cuba is a graduate of the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in music with a specialty in classical guitarTheir teachers were Alina Quesada, Ephraim Amador, and Aldo Rodriguez. Received master classes of the maestro Leo Brouwer

Is the Director-General of the National Competition and International Guitar Festival of Santo Domingo 

 

Mr. Gonzalez has played in important concert halls and theaters in several countries of the world, such as the Hall W. Lutoslawski of Warsaw, Teresa Carreño Theater of Venezuela, Carlos Piantini Hall of the National Theater of Santo Domingo, Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Ingalls Recital Hall of the New Jersey City University, The Henegar Center for the Arts. Melbourne, Marylhurst University Portland Oregon, Settlement Music School Mary Louis Curtis, invited by the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society in its 40th anniversary, the Municipal Theater of Talca, Chile, Costa Rica University among others.

Has executed concerts as a soloist with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho in Theater “Teresa Carreño” Venezuela, Camerata “Rooms” Toast Havana Symphony Orchestra of the Teatro Municipal de Talca in Chile, National Symphony Dominican Republic, Symphonic Orchestra of massacres, Symphony Orchestra of Middle, Santiago de Cuba

Has participated in important  International Festivals of Guitar in Havana, X Festival Between Ropes Chile, International Guitar Festival ICPNA, Lima 2008 and 2011, Guitar Fest Peru 2014, Guitar Festival of Gothenburg, Sweden 2010, in the Uczenia Festival of Warsaw in Poland 1998,V International Guitar Festival of Arequipa Peru 2007 as well as in the “Latin American Chair Austin Barrios Mangore”, and has being distinguished by the  Foundation to deliver the ” Calcaño closing concert of the event at the Teresa Carreño Theater.

Was presented as a guest at the concert that he gave the Spanish tenor José Carreras with the Symphonic Orchestra of Santo Domingo in the Eduardo Brito Room of the theater National in November 2002, under the direction of Maestro José Antonio Molina and with the guitarist Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera in the concert after the Traces“, tribute to the Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios Mangore, September 2013.

Currently, he is a professor in the National Conservatory of Music of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Director of the Academy of Music “Ethos”

Has been honored in important national and international competitions. He was included in the Anthology of the music of composer Leo Brouwer, collected in 10 volumes, which was awarded by the importance of the same. Also recorded a disc with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the auspices of the stamp disquero MMC Recordings of Boston.  Is a member of the UNEAC

Awards

  • First Prize – National Competition of guitar “Amadeo Roldan” 1982
  • A finalist in the National Contest of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) 1987
  • Finalist and Prize for the best interpretation of Cuban music in the IV International Guitar Competition and Festival of Havana, 1988
  • Third Prize – Guitar Provincial Contest “Alejandro Garcia Caturla” 1977
  • Third Prize at the International Competition of Guitar in Monterrey, Mexico, 1989.
  • Prize to the best interpreter of Spanish music in the National Contest of UNEAC, 1992
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