Martinez - Andújar Guitar Duo
The Spanish guitar, in its classical and flamenco variants, is the protagonist of the concert proposed. The Martínez-Andújar Guitar Duo interpret the classics of Manuel Falla and Federico García Lorca, as well as popular songs from Spain and Latin America with a classical and flamenco guitar. Jose Luis Martinez and Rafael Andújar came together to form this duo more than 20 years who have traveled to festivals and concerts in more than 10 countries.
This initiative is intended to bring closer together the classical and flamenco guitars. To achieve the integration of both guitars in a way that each highlights the strengths of the other and to interpret different musical works with the original stamp of the Duo.
The preparation for this concert involves solo training, and more importantly group practices, to achieve harmony between guitars and get the most out of both. The works included in the program are Homage to Federico García Lorca composed by José Luis Martínez a fantasy of folk songs rescued Lorca, a selection of "El Amor Brujo" and "Dance #1 from La vida breve" by Falla, the Zapateao by Paco de Lucia with a second guitar composed by Rafael Andújar. Arrangements for the popular songs are developed between the guitarists during the rehearsals.
History of the Martínez – Andújar Guitar Duo
This year, 2018, the Dúo Martínez-Andújar will participate in the Chamartín Symphony Orchestra Foundation season at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid. They have given concerts at the Annual Convention of the Guitar Foundation of America in Miami, at the Theater of the Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation in Belgrade, Serbia, at the Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City, at the Salón del Ateneo de Madrid and in the Palace of Infante Don Luis in Boadilla del Monte in Madrid. The Duo has toured Spain, Mexico and Argentina. They have also been part of festivals such as the Bar Festival in Montenegro, Guitar Festival in Monte Redondo in Rome, Guitarras del Mundo Festival throughout Argentina, the International Guitar Festival in Mexico City, the Paderborn International Festival in Germany and the V International Guitar Festival of Costa Rica at the National Theater of San José, Costa Rica.
Bata de Cola,
Concert organized by Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Chamartín at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid, Spain; 2018
Concert at the Annual Convention of the Guitar Foundation of America, Miami, USA; 2010
Concert at Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation in Belgrade, Serbia; 2009
Festival Bar in Montenegro; 2009
Concert tour through Spain organized by Caja Madrid, Spain; 2008
Guitar Festival in Monte Redondo, Rome, Italy; 2008
Concert at the San Ildefonso College, Mexico City; February 4, 2001
Festival Guitarras del Mundo, tour through several cities and theaters in Argentina; 1998
International Guitar Festival, organized by the Cultural Center of Arts, Mexico City; 1998
International Festival of Paderborn in Germany; 1998
Tour in Mexico, Queretaro, Manzanillo, Colima, among other cities; August 1998
V International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica at the National Theater of San Jose, Costa Rica; August 25, 1997
Concert organized by the Spanish Society of Guitar in the Hall of the Ateneo de Madrid, Spain; November 19, 1995
Concert at the Palacio Infante Don Luis in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain; February 24, 1995