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Iliana Matos, Classical Guitar Virtuoso – VIRTUAL Concert

Sat, March 20, 2021 7:00 PM, PDT

South Bay Guitar Society welcomes back Iliana Matos who last performed for us on 14 April 2018. In starting our 2021 VIRTUAL concert series, Iliana was at the top of our list of artists we wanted to invite back.

$10 is the suggested minimum donation but no attendees will be turned away for lack of funds.

Hailed as “one of the great players of our time,” ILIANA MATOS has firmly established herself as a masterful performer, critically acclaimed recording artist, dutiful mentor, and inspiration to guitarists around the world.

Over the last three decades, Matos has shared her passion and virtuosity with audiences around the world, including extensive touring in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her decorated competition career includes ELEVEN prizes, including 1st place in the Andrés Segovia in Palma de Mallorca, Luys Milán, and Manuel Ponce International Guitar Competitions. She is the first woman to win the prestigious S.A.R. La Infanta Doña Cristina International Guitar Competition, and the only person to win the special prize for Best Interpretation of Spanish Music in TWO consecutive years, 1995 and 1996.

Throughout her career, MATOS has maintained a commitment to fostering a new generation of young guitarists. For over 20 years, she nurtured rising Spanish guitarists while teaching at the Conservatory of the Balearics, the Conservatory of Salamanca, and the Royal Music Conservatory of Madrid. Today, she serves as the Head of Guitar Studies at the University of Lethbridge, while continuing to teach master classes around the world.

Program

The Iberoamerican Guitar

• Serie Americana, by Héctor Ayala
I - Preludio
II - Choro - Brasil
III - Takirari - Bolivia
IV - Tonada - Chile
V - Vals – Perú
VI - Guaranía - Paraguay
VII - Gato y Malambo – Argentina

• Vals Op8. No 4, by Agustin Barrios Mangoré

• El Jardín de Lindaraja* by Eduardo Morales-Caso
*Dedicated to Iliana Matos

• El Arpa del Guerrero, by Leo Brouwer

• Divertimentos Tropicales, by Eduardo Martín
I Inevitable
II Chacumbele
III Lobisón

• Gran Jota, by Francisco Tárrega

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Host

Yes
Steve Lin

Attendees

Center
Simon Linn-Gerstein Emcee
Center
David Sutton
Center
Jeff Peek
Center
Mariza Costa-Cabral
Center
Artemiy Kolesnikov
Center
Scott Perry
Center
Jerry Snyder
Center
Eugenia Teytelman
Center
Jas Stade
Center
Larry Steinke
Center
Kathleen Irwin
Center
Brett Hollett
Center
Rosemary Hoffmann
Center
Andrew Oswinkle
Center
David Arthur Pap
Center
Francheska Joy S. Pondevida
Center
Steve Battazzo
Center
Steven Van Jepmond
Center
Ron Barreto
Center
Tony Wong
Center
Jeff Bright
Center
Bogdan Tudor
Center
Jeff Mulligan
Center
Scott Swink
Center
Frances Tan
Center
Carson Froehlich
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David Ransel
Yes
Christopher Mann
Yes
Melody Kingman
Yes
Marla Sanchez
Yes
Aarti A
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Sherri StMartin
Yes
Gregory Swanson
Yes
Barbara Elliott
Yes
Clyde Sugahara
Yes
James Calusdian
Yes
Michael sheppard
Yes
Robert Guerrero
Yes
Eduardo Morales-Caso
Yes
Hannah Isinghood
Yes
Steven Dimmick
Yes
Yoko
Yes
Ingrid Desilvestre
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Pietra Escalante

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