La California State University celebra, por 4º año consecutivo, su curso de verano de alta especialización Summer Arts dentro del Festival Internacional de la Guitarra de Granada.
Pepe Romero – peperomero.com
Pepe Romero is the foremost living Spanish guitarist today. Honored by kings and heads of state, Romero has played at the White House, the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, for Britain’s Prince Charles, Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Holland’s Queen Beatrice. He has performed in thousands of concerts worldwide, many with the remarkable Romero Quartet or as a solo instrumentalist. Romero has more than 60 recordings to his credit.
Mabel Millán – https://isabelmariasanchezmillan.weebly.com/
Mabel Millan studied under teachers, including María Esther Guzmán, José Luis Rodrigo, Emilio Romero and Gerardo Arriaga. She was awarded a scholarship by the David Russell Foundation and has taught master classes at the Trujillo City International Festival and at the Warsaw International Guitar Festival, among others. She has performed in the most prestigious venues in Spain, including the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, the Monumental Theatre in Madrid and the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. She has performed in Norway, Poland, Hungary, London, Mexico, Italy and in many other countries. Millán has received 34 awards in her guitar career, including firstprize in Portugal’s Luso-Espanhol, first prize at the International Music Competition of Benidorm and first prize at the International Competition Jacinto Foundation.
Vicente Coves – www.vicente-coves.com
Born in Jaén, Spain, in 1982, the guitarist Vicente Coves began his musical studies with his brother, the conductor Manuel Coves, and since 1997 has been a disciple of the legendary Pepe Romero. His career has brought international acclaim, with appearances in many countries since the age of 11 as a soloist in the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Orquesta Nacional de España and the Qatar Philharmonic, among others. He has collaborated with conductors such as Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Adrian Leaper, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Enrique Diemecke, Manuel Coves and John Neschling and has played alongside such artists as Pepe Romero, María Bayo, Esperanza Fernández and Enrique Morente. In 2008, Coves was awarded the Rubinstein Medal by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Kai Narezo – www.kainarezo.com
Kai Narezo is a Los Angeles-based Flamenco guitarist whose background includes study both in the caves of Sacromonte and at the Berklee College of Music. He studied with some of the top guitarists in Spain and the United States and is now himself a much sought-after performer and teacher. Narezo has performed throughout the United States, Spain, Japan, Russia, Mexico and Canada. He has also put in thousands of hours of Tablao playing and is equally comfortable in the most intimate settings as on the concert stage. Narezo teaches Flamenco guitar in his studio in Hollywood and on Skype/FaceTime and has just released his first two lessons for the On the Music Path iPad app. He also owns and operates Universal Exports Studio, a recording studio devoted to capturing the performance of Flamenco and other acoustic music.
Chika & Scott
Chika & Scott is a classical saxophone and guitar duo based in Los Angeles, California. They have recorded several popular videos for Guitar Salon International (GSI) and have recently completed their debut album for Capitol Records with the legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt and sought-after producer Niko Bolas. The duo has a busy tour schedule planned for the 2019/2020 season that includes concerts throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.