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Pablo Sainz-Villegas - Soul of Spanish Guitar



20:00 - 22:00
Wiener Staatsoper
Pablo Sainz-Villegas - Soul of Spanish Guitar
Pablo Sainz-Villegas
“Soul of Spanish Guitar” - Solo Recital

Join Pablo on a musical journey through the most iconic pieces from Spain from evocative and romantic melodies, to the most virtuosic and fiery pieces ever written for the instrument. Be surprised and enjoy the guitar as you have never before.

Danza Española n. 5 (Andaluza) Op. 37

Invocación y Danza - homage to Manuel de Falla –

Capricho Árabe

La boda de Luis Alonso (intermedio)

—Intermission —

Asturias (Leyenda) - Suite Española Op. 4
Mallorca (Barcarola) Op. 202
Torre Bermeja - Piezas Características Op. 92

Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Gran Jota de concierto

Pablo Sainz-Villegas is undoubtedly the most virtuoso guitarist of his generation, Pablo Sainz-Villegas has been acclaimed by the international press as the successor to Andrés Segovia and an ambassador of Spanish culture in the world. He is the first solo guitarist to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York since Maestro Andrés Segovia did so in 1983, the first guitarist to play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2001, and the first guitarist to perform with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the New Year's Eve Gala since 1983.

Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic at the Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, he has performed in over 40 countries and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of Spain.

His most notable milestones include the Princess of Asturias Awards Concert and his participation in the Metropolitan Opera Gala last May at the Palace of Versailles. His numerous performances at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, which captivated more than 85,000 attendees, as well as concerts held in distinguished venues such as Grant Park in Chicago, the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, and the illustrious Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by the LA Philharmonic, have made him one of this generation’s most remarkable and prolific performers.

Pablo Sainz-Villegas has been awarded more than 30 international prizes, including the Andrés Segovia Award, the Riojan Arts Award, the Ojo Crítico Award from RNE, and the Trelles Villademoros Award granted by the Royal Body of the Nobility of the Principality of Asturias. He was also granted an honorary doctorate degree by the University of La Rioja and is a member of the Academy of Performing Arts of Spain. He has performed for world leaders such as the Dalai Lama and has debuted numerous world premieres, including John Williams’s first guitar composition.

As a socially committed artist, he is the founder and driving force behind the non-profit association Strings in Common in the United States. He is also the creator and artistic director of the La Rioja Festival in Spain.

As an exclusive artist for SONY Classical.

Pablo Sainz-Villegas was born in La Rioja, Spain, and has been living in the United States since 2001.