Musicians from 12 countries invited to the 21st Mexico Guitar Festival

Monterrey, Mexico, Jun. 15 (Notimex) .- A hundred invited artists from Cuba, Spain, Paraguay, Poland, Argentina, Costa Rica, Germany, Bosnia, Italy, Greece, Peru and Mexico will participate in the 21st Mexico International Guitar Festival, to be held from July 2 to 9 in Coahuila.

The director of Cultural Development under the Ministry of Culture of Coahuila, Jose Luis Rodriguez Sena, and the meeting organizer Martin Madrigal Guzman, detailed that in the framework of the celebration the 5th Mexico's National Guitar Competition, two workshops, three lectures and 14 master classes with soloists will be held.

At a press conference, Rodriguez said that the Festival, organized since 1995, is characterized by an attractive program of musicians who have excelled on the international stage for their guitar performance in different genres.

"In addition, the Festival presents an academic program for young performers in the country, there will be master classes and will feature an international competition where the most outstanding will be awarded," he said.

He indicated the activities will take place in municipalities of Saltillo, mainly in Fernando Soler Theater, the Birds Museum and Indio Fernandez Emilio Hall, as well as in Parras (Temple of San Ignacio de Loyola) and Torreon (Nazas Theater).

For the 21st emission of this guitar party, more than 100 artists from Cuba, Spain, Paraguay, Poland, Argentina, Costa Rica, Germany, Bosnia, Italy, Greece, Peru and Mexico have been invited, in addition the Philharmonic Desert Orchestra, and Coahuila Philharmonic Choir.

The opening concert will be in charge of "Two flamenco guitars of Jerez: Antonio Rey, Diego del Morao and his group" (Spain), along with guitarists like Berta Rojas (Paraguay), Jaime Marquez and Mauricio Montes (Mexico).

Marcin Dylla (Poland), Quique Sinesi and Carlos Dorado (Argentina), Trio Concertante (Mexico-Costa Rica-Germany), Denis Azabagic (Bosnia-US) and the Bandini Chiacchiaretta duo (Italy), will also participate in the festival.

While at the closing concert it is expected the debut in Mexico of Cantata de Perugia, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Desert of Coahuila de Zaragoza, conducted by the concertmaster Leo Brouwer (Cuba), with Costas Cotsiolis soloists (Greece) and Pablo Garibay (Mexico).

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