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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, May 8, at 7:00 PM PDT.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Virtual Livestream

René Izquierdo, Cuban Guitar Virtuoso in Concert

San Jose, CA, USA

Sat, May 8, 2021 7:00 PM, PDT

47 of 100 spots still available
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
No bathroom at this event


Steve L.

South Bay Guitar Society presents Cuban guitar virtuoso René Izquierdo. René returns to SBGS in a VIRTUAL concert LIVESTREAMED on stage from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Our online concert format allows for audience engagement with the artist in discussions moderated by host Steve Lin.

Mr. Izquierdo graduated from the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana, where he studied with renowned guitarist Jesus Ortega. After his arrival in the United States, he graduated from Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery and obtained a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degree in 2001 and was awarded the Eliot Fisk Prize to an outstanding guitarist. He has studied with Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, David Starobin, Eduardo Fernandez, and Jorge Morel.

Izquierdo has been awarded several competition prizes and has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Cuba, Spain, France and Italy. He has shared the stage with many prestigious guitarists including Eliot Fisk, Jorge Morel and Benjamin Verdery.
“His natural and instinctive interpretations are second to none: his virtuoso technique allows him absolute command of the instrument giving him the independence of subtle phrasing, dazzling speed, beautiful tonal control… everything.” Classical Guitar Magazine, May, 2010.

What's the music?

Rene Izquierdo Classical Guitar


  • D. Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata K. 208
    K. 1
    K. 14

  • R. Sainz de la Maza (1930-1981)

  • J. Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    En los Trigales

  • F. Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982)

  • M. De Falla (1876-1946)
    Danza del Molinero

  • Antonio Rojas (1921-2008)
    Guajira a Mi Madre

  • S. Garay (1867-1968)
    Perla Marina arr. Guerra

  • E. Lecuona (1895-1963)
    La Comparsa arr. Barrueco

  • E. Martin
    Son del Barrio

Rene Izquierdo is a Savarez Artist. Guitar G. Canin


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Rene I., over 2 years ago

This event was as close to a live (in person) concert experience as it could get. The guitar sounded great and the concert was a great success!

Music in 2Flavors Música en 2Sabores, over 2 years ago

I never attended René Izquierdo and it was my first time, but not the last time, that I listened to his marvelous performance and mixed repertoire.

His Caribbean repertoire was outstanding, it brought me great memories of guajiras that I used to listen when I was little and Barruecos arrangement of one of the best Cuban pianist, E Lecuonas, surpassed all my expectations.

I want to thank David Sutton for the invite, Steven for being a great host, and last but not least, to maestro René Izquierdo. I had a wonderful time last night and I went to bed (in Maryland) happier than ever, reimagining and replaying those beautiful compositions I enjoyed last night.



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