Music: Pimentel Concert Series: Hector García
Saturday, August 03 2013, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Pimentel Concert Series: Hector García

Saturday, August 3, 2013

7:30 pm

Bank of America Theatre

$15, $25

The third concert in the Pimentel Concert Series features master guitarist Hector García, born in Havana, Cuba, where he received Master of Guitar and Master of Music degrees from Peyrellade Conservatory and subsequently joined the faculty of the conservatory.  He later studied with the eminent musicologist and guitarist Emilio Pujol in Barcelona, and assisted him with master classes for advanced students and performing artists.

García's repertoire consists of works spanning the Renaissance through the present day, performed on the original instruments; he plays a Pimentel guitar in addition to vihuela, lute, and Baroque guitar.  He has performed with orchestras including the Havana Symphony, Los Angeles Sinfoniette, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, University of Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, Dupont Consortium (Washington, DC), and Caspar Symphony, and has toured major U.S. and European cities as well as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and Africa.  With many recordings to his credit, he also has composed a number of original works for the guitar.  He was honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence and Achievements in the Arts in 1988.

"Profound musicianship, exquisite sound...." (Guide du Concert, Paris)

"Insuperable technique, superb interpretation...." (El Hierro, Bilbao) 

"Superb guitarist with a noble sound...." (Diario de la Marina, Havana)