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Pablo Sáinz Villegas

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar”, Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist. With his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” as described by The New York Times, his interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of Rioja, his homeland’s rich musical heritage. He is known for his passionate, emotive and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing at intimate recital halls, or playing with beloved tenor, Plácido Domingo, to an audience of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, where maestro Domingo hailed him as “the master of the guitar”.

Pablo Sáinz Villegas is one of the few selected artists to participate at the 2018 Grammy Classical event at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Additionally, he recently recorded a duo album with Plácido Domingo and performed with the tenor on a floating stage on the Amazon River, which was live streamed worldwide to millions. He gave the world premiere of Rounds, the first composition for guitar by five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams.

Routinely drawing comparisons with legendary exponents of his instrument such as Andrés Segovia, Sáinz Villegas has already appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious stages including the Philharmonie in Berlin, Musikverein in Vienna and most recently at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Known for a sound so rich and full that it does not need amplification, his concerto performances regularly inspire new invitations and re-engagements in more than 30 countries with orchestras as Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and the National Orchestra of Spain, among others.

Sáinz Villegas continuously searches for ways to communicate with young audiences and to inspire them with music. A born communicator, the guitarist explains: “Music is among things we cannot touch, and that is what makes it most powerful”.

(January 2018)

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Discography

Americano
Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto
Histoire du Tango
Mi alma mexicana
Pablo Saínz Villegas Ed. Especial CD/DVD
Berio · Sequenzas I-XIV
Pablo Sáinz Villlegas · Guitar Recital
Clásicos Españoles

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