TEATRO REAL, 24 March 2022. 8 PM.

Concert in tribute to the Spanish Classical Guitar and in memory of Ángel G. Piñero

The Spanish Classical Guitar

The musical and extraordinarily varied dimension of the Spanish classical guitar is admired all over the world. We are, without a doubt, before one of the best ambassadors of our nation. It has always been a source of pride for Spain.

“The guitar is eternal, immortal. The only thing that changes are the hands that caress it. Music has a historical debt with the Spanish classical guitar. My intention is to do my bit to reduce this debt”

Ángel G. Piñero

Playing with the left hand and plucking the strings with the fingernail. Sonority: bright and superficial.
Playing the guitar with the right hand and plucking the strings with the fingertip. Sound: soft, pure, deep, smooth, and intimate.

The Inspiration

The Spanish classical guitar has played a leading role in the creation of great composers.

Its ability to be a small orchestra, with its own personality and multiple technical possibilities and nuances in its sound, has been an attraction for many of them. Despite this, the great classical music compositions that have been made throughout history have not had the guitar as a protagonist. There is very little music written for guitar and symphonic orchestra, compared to what has been written for piano and violin.

“Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.”

Andrés Segovia

“Without music, life would be a mistake”.

Friedrich Nietzsche

THE CONCERT

Concert in tribute to the Spanish classical guitar, in memory of Ángel G. Piñero.

The concert took place at the Teatro Real in Madrid on 24 March 2022, with the participation of the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia (Fundación Excelentia), conducted by José Antonio Montaño, considered by the specialized music press as “one of the most promising Spanish conductors of the moment”.

The concert featured the participation of renowned international artists from the world of the Spanish classical guitar.

Guest artists

The concert featured the participation of the winners and finalists of the last editions of the Ángel G. Piñero International Classical Guitar Competition, Luca Romanelli (Italy), Stanislav Steshenko (Ukraine) and the Chagall Quartet (Spain), who performed works by Ángel G. Piñero, as a contribution to his great career as a composer. The soprano Estíbaliz Martyn (Spain) and the dancer Manuel Garrido (Spain), from the Opéra National de Paris, performed as special guests. The guitarist Roman Zorkin (Russia) was scheduled to participate, but for reasons beyond his control, he was unable to travel to Madrid to take part in the tribute to Ángel G. Piñero.

“There is very little music written for guitar and symphony orchestra, compared to what is written for piano and violin. It is for this reason that I dedicate myself to fill this void by composing for guitar and symphony orchestra and for guitar and string quartet”. To spread the Spanish classical guitar around the world.

Ángel G. Piñero