CGC 044 : Alvaro Pierri

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CGC 044 : Alvaro Pierri

Álvaro Pierri, born into a musical family in Montevideo, Uruguay, is one of the greatest and most accomplished guitarists of his generation. His early musical education was at the hands of his mother, Ada Estades, on piano and his aunt, Olga Pierri, on guitar (Olga was well known in Uruguay and recorded with a group of three or four other female guitarists: “Conjunto de Guitarras de Olga Pierri”). Pierri won his first competition at the age of 11. Pierri’s later teachers were the legendary Abel Carlevaro and the composer Guido Santórsola.

Pierri has recorded numerous award-winning albums, many of which feature the guitar in chamber settings. He is an internationally acclaimed and in-demand teacher and travels the world teaching masterclasses and workshops at some of the biggest guitar festivals. Currently Pierri is the guitar professor at the Academy of Music at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Álvaro will be performing at this year’s Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Fullerton, California.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation with Álvaro! Please check out a video of Pierri in a recent performance below, along with a video of Olga Pierri y Sus Conjuntos de Guitarras.

2017-04-09T00:11:26+00:00 4 Comments

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A lover of music and a passionate educator, Simon Powis has a doctorate from Yale University in Classical Guitar Performance and continues to perform internationally. Simon leads a global community of musicians to hone their craft and share it with others.

4 Comments

  1. Celia April 10, 2017 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Thank you for this. Serious, useful and enjoyable!

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    Linda Tsardakas April 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Another wonderful podcast!

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    Drew Burgess April 20, 2017 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Thank you! I appreciate Alvaro’s view that to learn we need curiosity, love and patience.

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    Bonn April 21, 2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Yes!!

    A happy sound!

    Bonnie

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