Sunday, September 30, 2007

Marcos Díaz

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

The IDB Cultural Center and the Embassy of Spain present a recital by the brazilian-spanish guitarist .

Under his father´s guidance, Marcos Díaz began to play the guitar when he was eight years old. Shortly after, he began studies with the guitarist Isaías Savio at the Conservatorio Dramático e Musical de São Paulo, Brazil. Some years later, he moved to Spain and took up his studies at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Ourense where he studied under Tomás Camacho. He enrolled in the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where he studied under José Luis Rodrigo and won the "I Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera de Guitarra" in 1984.

He is regularly invited as a soloist in festivals and concert halls in Europe and the U.S., and has released three CDs for the recording label Ópera tres: one with works Dowland, Bach, Sor, Barrios and Rodrigo, and the others contain his own guitar transcriptions of six suites for the cello by J.S. Bach.

Program: Three Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; Three pieces by Joaquín Rodrigo;
Asturias by Isaac Albéniz; Suite nº 6 BWV 1012 by J. S. Bach;
Three pieces by F. Moreno-Torroba; Rondeña by Regino Sainz de la Maza.

Free and open to the public - photo id required

Inter-American Development Bank, Metro Center, Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center
1330 New York Avenue NW - Washington, DC
For more information call 202 623 3558

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