Jorge Cardoso

A Soloist, Composer, Researcher, Medical Doctor (National University of Cordoba, Argentina) and Superior Guitar Teacher (Madrid Royal Conservatory). He has performed in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. He has frequently participated in gatherings and international festivals, courses, conferences, seminaries, radio and TV.

He has composed over 400 works for solo guitar, duets (two guitars, guitar and violin, claves, viola, cello and flute), three and four guitars, string quartet, guitar and stringed, guitar and wind, concerts for guitar and orchestra, for guitar orchestra and symphony orchestra, string orchestra and many songs. These are performed regularly by guitarists throughout the world and have been recorded by over 200 artists. Another related work includes their transcriptions and folkloric arrangements from several South American countries, of the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque, from other nations and periods.

He is the author of:

1.“CIENCIA Y MÉTODO DE LA TÉCNICA GUITARRISTICA”

2.“RITMOS Y FORMAS MUSICALES DE ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY Y URUGUAY”

3.“BRÚJULA Y ANTORCHAS PARA TAÑER VIEJAS MÚSICAS”

4.“COMO SER INFELIZ Y ENFERMO EN UN MUNDO DICHOSO Y SANO”

5.“LUCAS BRAULIO ARECO”, obra completa para guitarra”

6.”EL OIDO REINA”, apuntes históricos y científicos sobre el arte de tocar de oido.

7.”CONSEJOS DEL VIEJO MANDIOQUIN”

8.”NUESTRA MUSICA”

9. Several essays and articles

He obtained the following first prizes in Argentina: Música Litoraleña Festival (1963), Folklore National Festival in Cosquín (1967), Composition National Contest of Salta (1971) and Classical Guitar International Contest of Buenos Aires (1973).

He is the founder of the Madrid Guitar Chamber Orchestra and President of “GUIA” (International Organization for the Latin American Music Diffusion). He was the Art Director of the Posadas International Guitar Festival (Argentina), the Alsace International Guitar Festival and the Morocco International Guitar Festival organized by the Cervantes Institute in 1999. He is currently managing the Contest and International Festival Lucas B. Areco in Posadas, the Lambsec International Guitar Festival and the World’s Guitar in the French Haut Verdon region with Charles Balduzzi.

He has been recorded more than 40 times in Spain, Germany, Japan, France, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Argentina. He starred in DIE GRÖßTEN GITARRISTEN UNSERER ZEIT (the world’s greatest guitarists of our time) Segovia, Bream, Williams, Yepes, Behrend, CARDOSO, R.C.A. RL 43454 (R.F.A., 1981) and TAÑIDOS Vol. 2 (1990) and Spain Culture Ministry Prize (June 1991).

His amazing work brings together emotional performance and virtuosity and he is unanimously acclaimed by critics as a living guitar legend.

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