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José Maria Gallardo Del Rey – Festive Guitar from Seville Spain

19 November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT


Part of the Classical Guitar Festival Sydney

Arguably one of the finest guitarists of his generation, Guitar Passion is delighted to once again host José Maria Gallardo Del Rey in concert.

Since his début in Seville at the age of nine, Jose Maria has achieved universal public and critical acclaim. A classically trained musician, it is his intense relationship with the world of Flamenco that has enriched his playing and created a unique way of playing and listening to Spanish music.

José Maria Gallardo Del Rey has made a significant impact on the guitar world, and his contributions include projects like “Pasión Espanola” with Plácido Domingo (Grammy Latino 2008), “Habanera Gipsy” with Elina Garança (2010), “Caprichos Líricos” with Teresa Berganza, and his role as director and artistic adviser to Paco de Lucía for the latter’s Japanese début with the Concierto de Aranjuez in 1990.

As a mature artist with a profound affinity for all aspects of the guitar, he has become a leading authority on the instrument among conductors and players alike, and a soloist in great demand by orchestras throughout the world.

Sir Neville Marriner, Philippe Entremont, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Ros Marbá, Garcia Asensio, Josep Pons, José Ramón Encinar, Leo Brouwer and Karel Mark Chichón are among the many great names with whom he has played.

He has made regular concert appearances with orchestras such as ONE, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de la RAI, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ton Halle de Zurich, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Cadaqués, ORTVE, Orquestas de la Comunidad y Sinfónica de Madrid, Orchestre Nationale Belgique and Radio Phil Saarbrücken.

A Festival Day Pass is available for all 3 Festival concerts on the same day.