JOSE MANUEL DAPENA GUITAR CONCERT & SEMINAR
Enrique Granados Tribute
12pm, Sunday 18 December
SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR EARLY LEARNERS
9am-12pm, Friday 17 December
Open to all festival participants under 12 years of age.
SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR NEW GUITARISTS
9am-12pm, Saturday 18 December
Open to all festival participants who have recently started playing the classical guitar.
Critics in the USA have noted Dapena as, “… a talented guitarist and an artistic proponent of the Spanish culture …, a great Spanish master of the guitar … a player with stirring musicality…, no doubt this Carnegie Hall debut was a success.”
José Manuel made his Carnegie Hall debut in February 2008 and most recently at Columbia, Miami, Kiev, Madeira, Mexico, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, Kirov, Túnez, New Delhi, Moscow and Shanghai guitar festivals.
Recently he recorded two CD´s: “Rincón mágico: Complete Turina works” and “Al pie de una guitarra: Guitar music inspired by poetry of Miguel Hernández”.
Since Dapena first began studying the classical guitar he took classes in Spain with David Russell who had a great influence on his conception of the instrument and wrote: “He is an excellent player with a strong warm tone, agile technique and is able to bring magic to the musical phrases.”