Wilmington Classical Guitar is excited to be kicking off our eleventh concert season with the incredibly talented Spanish guitarist Andrea Gonzalez Caballero - Classical guitarist. Considered one of today´s most acclaimed young guitarists, Andrea distinguishes herself with her confident, sensitive and expressive playing. Andrea is a laureate of multiple prestigious international guitar competitions, receiving First Prize and Special Prize at the “XL International Competition F. Sor” (Rome), and First Prize at the “XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition” (Valencia), of which she was the youngest guitarist to receive first prize. Already a veteran performer, Ms. González has been lauded for many performances all over the world. We feel incredibly fortunate to have her opening our season with her Delaware debut!
Works by Clerch, Rodrigo, Britten, and Albeníz.
Guest Opening Artist: Peter Delaplane.
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10/19/19: Andrea González Caballero will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday October 19 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Ms. González has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Andrea and have her critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Considered one of today´s most acclaimed young guitarists, Operaworld Magazine describes Andrea Gonzalez Caballero as “the female voice of the Spanish guitar”. Andrea is a laureate of multiple prestigious international guitar competitions, receiving First Prize and Special Prize at the “XL International Competition F. Sor” (Rome), and First Prize at the “XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition” (Valencia), of which she was the youngest guitarist to receive first prize.
Andrea has appeared at international festivals and concert series around the world. Recent highlights include performances at Palau de la Música in Barcelona, National Auditorium and Juan March Foundation in Madrid, as well as performaces with Sinfonietta Ratingen and Neue Philharmonie Westfalen in Germany. Selected by the International Guitar Foundation of London to perform as soloist in international music festivals such as the “London Guitar Festival”, she debuted in the UK offering concerts at venues like King’s Cross in London and Sage Gateshead in Newcastle.
Andrea’s 2017 Naxos CD, which contains the premiere of new guitar compositions and pieces by composers like B.Britten, Albébiz or Tárrega was received with great acclaim: “this album is a delicate, elegant and majestic musical word” (Golden Melomano distinction by Melomano Magazine).
Andrea has been supported by “Alexander von Humboldt Foundation”, “DAAD” (German Academic Exchange Service), “AIE” (Society of Performing Artists of Spain) and “Provincial Council of Guipuzcoa” to study at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf (Germany), where she graduated with honors. Andrea is currently a Manuel Barrueco student at Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 2019-20 Concerts
September 15 - 4th Annual WCGS Members Showcase at the Delaware Art Museum
October 19* - Andrea González Caballero, classical guitar with special guest Peter Delaplane at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
November 16 - Junhong Kuang, classical guitar with Haoyang (David) Pan at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
February 22* - Bokyung Byun, classical guitar with special guest Tom Potts at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
March 21* - Patrik Kleemola, classical guitar with special guests Un/Strung Guitar Duo at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
April 18* - Raphaël Feuillâtre with special guests Robert Richey and Matthew Kaplan at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
May 23 - 8th Annual WCGS Members Concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
*We'll also be hosting a masterclass with this artist. Please check our website for masterclass dates and times.