- Borned in Salta, Argentine, at 1950. He studied Musical Composition at Arts
School of Cordoba National University, where he also graduated as Civil Engineer. He
become concert guitarist under the guide of Irma Costanzo.
- With his wife, Menecha Casano, constitute a Guitar Duo, playing at differents
concert halls, radio and TV stations in Europe and America with good critic judgments.
He published few records with Argentine Composers, Spanish Classics, Baroque Music,
XX Century Music and Southamerican Music .
- He was awarded at Juan Carlos Paz 1977 Concours organized by
National Fund for Arts for his work Miniaturas for guitar (Ed. Círculo
Guitarrístico Argentino); and the same institution awarded his album Obras para
guitarra (Ed. Barry) at1988. TV Canal 11 from Salta (Argentine) distinguished him with
prize to be Musician of the Year at1988.
- His works were performed by importants soloists and musical institutions. Elegía
por Setiembre was performed by Argentine National Symphonic Orchestra at 1975.
Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra performed at Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires Canto
y Movimiento at 1980, and Sinfonía at 1985.
- Salta City Orchestra performed several of his symphonic works. DAMS+ serbian
chamber ensemble plays Three Andinian Pieces commisioned composed by this group. As
writer he obtained first prize at Hamlet
Lima Quintana 2002 concours in narrative fiction for Ortiz
el músico. He is author of essay La Guitarra en
la Música Sudamericana and several articles about music
published in specialized reviews.
|I was so pleased to receive your new CD
Guitarra Sudamericana. I have listened to your music quite a few times
and I want to congratulate you on your successful artistic accomplishment. The
music has a signature sound and an insight into your maturity as a guitarist and
as a composer. I appreciated your compositional style which had a simplicity to
melodic lines but with many interesting twists and turns to the harmonic bass. I
believe that you have journeyed through a process successfully that will bring
many listeners into the world of your culture and your life as a
musician. Janet Marlow , Ten-string Guitar Society, Litchfield, USA, 5-July-2007 |
CD has accompanied me from last sunday. I was flavoring
it day by day, I think a little as a child who has a candy
palette and lick it time to time.It comfort too much
me your expresive and serene touch. And repertoire,
beautiful (in fact about Villancico it feels me proud,
seeing it in so excellent company) Thanks for all. A pretty
disc. Ah, and what a thin little touch in cover, the
guitar showed. Octavio
Santa Cruz, Lima, Perú 24-June-2007. |
I received your CD “Guitarra Sudamericana”. It is fabulous and I congratulate
bravo… bravo… Master.
continue producing this music you play with whole feeling. Gabriel
Tapia, Panamá, 30-June-2007|
|I have read
your web articles with real pleasure, and my congratulations for critic
attitude more necessary, I believe, in all area and context. Harold
German Beizaga Tapia, Sucre, Bolivia 10-July-2005. |
|…I am reading your book about guitar in southamerican
music. I must write an article about guitar in Peru, and I was searching
information. Thanks for your book! It is so instructive! In Europe we are
needed more knowledge about southamerican music history. Also I am reading your
compositions I can find in internet, and I say you I delight it… gradually I
will introduce them in my conservatory classes. (…) I am guitar professor at
Innsbruck conservatory in Austria Thanks for your book, and for so much beautiful music!
Innsbruck, Austria 19-January-2008. |
|I have downloaded your works/books on La Guitarra en la Música
and so on some time ago and found your work very good. I think I should
congraulate you for the quality of the work, your initiative and also
because it is very nice to see people sharing their knowladge and their
discoverys in a free and friendly manner especially in a subject such as
the «class.» Guitar which misses so much this kind of information
available. Congratulations and keep up the good work. André Silva
Vieira, Lisboa, 11-03-2007. |
| I am very happy. This night we had concert and Guestrin is
definitely popular in Yugoslavia. I did not believe it, but it is truth. I
would like You see this, when DAMS+ finish Your composition (two bassoon
version). Some of visitors told me that they go to concert to hear Guestrin (…)Perhaps, You think that I overdo, but Your music became
very popular here (…) Every our concert, we play "Andes" because my
students, me and everybody who listen, like this composition Jovica Milosevic, Smederevo,