José Antonio Escobar, guitar, was born in Santiago, Chile, where he graduated with top honors after studying at the Conservatory of Music, University of Chile. Upon graduation, he continued his studies with Franz Halász at the Hochschule für Musik in Augsburg, Germany. Under the influence of his first teacher, the lutenist Ernesto Quezada, he became deeply interested in early instruments of the guitar family like the lute and vihuela. He also studied with renowned specialists Hopkinson Smith and Eduardo Egüez. He combines his interest in early music with the contemporary, paying particular attention to Latin American and Spanish composers. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including Prizes at the prestigius Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in Benicasim, Spain. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky. Escobar teaches classical Guitar and Chamber Music at the Universidad de Católica de Chile.
Entr’acte: version for oboe and guitar, Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) Allegro Impresiones de Aranjuez, Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) arranged for Cor anglais and Guitar by Escobar & González Adagio Adela from 12 Spanish Songs, Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) arranged for Oboe d’amore and Guitar by Escobar & González, Largo Cafe 1930 from Histoire du Tango, Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) […]
Open to the public – Purchase Tickets (Ticket included with conference registration.) Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon; Peter Cooper, oboe; Carpe Diem String Quartet Out of the Depths, Sextet for Oboe, Bassoon and String Quartet (2021) – Korine Fujiwara 1. De Profundis 2. Sway 3. Among the Winds at Play 4. Passacaglia (for J) IDRS 50 for […]