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Margarita Escarpa

Margarita Escarpa

@ Spain

Bio

"A first-class artist", expressed María Luisa Anido when she first heard Margarita Escarpa play in 1990. Ever since then, Margarita has continually reaped many successes and she is now considered one of the greatests classical guitarists of our time who excels by her outstanding musicality and extraordinary sensitivity and subtlety. As a solo artist, she recorded CDs for RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television group), Opera Tres, Naxos, La Ma de Guido and GHA Records. Margarita Escarpa plays a Matthias Dammann guitar (Germany) and since 2011 she is one of the "D'Addario artists". Margarita is also known as a dedicated teacher and in addition to her frequent classes, she directs the Guitar Department of the Superior Music Conservatory of Vigo, where she attains a higher degree of perfection with the students who work with her. “The best balance of intelligence and artistic style I have ever heard from a guitarist”: DAVID LETKEMANN, “GUITAR MAGAZINE”, Winnipeg, (Canada). “One of the most musical players I know. Every phrase speaks of a natural feeling for musical truth supported by rigorous thought and impeccable scholarship”: COLIN COOPER, “CLASSICAL GUITAR”, UK. “Finely wrought emotion, beautiful sound, and flawless technique … apparent ease and great panache. …”: SCOTT CMIEL, “SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE” (US). “This artist´s innate musicality would be evident in any piece she might choose to apply herself, ... a talent of enormous stature. ...: STEPHEN HOOKER, “GUITAR NEWSLETTER”, Toronto (Canada).

July 05 | Margarita Escarpa @ Concert

- Fernando SOR (1778-1839): Fantasía nº 7 Op. 30 (“Fantaisie et Variations Brillantes sur deux Airs Favoris connus”, dediées á son ami D. Aguado) - Manuel DE FALLA (1876-1946) : Escena, Canción del Fuego Fatuo * (from El Amor Brujo) - Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968): Capriccio Diabolico ("Omaggio a Paganini"), Op. 85 - Agustín CASTILLA-AVILA (n. 1974) - “El Silencio que mata” for M. Escarpa - Roland DYENS (1955- 2016): Hommage à Villa-lobos: Climazonie Danse caracterielle et Bachianinha Andantinostalgie Tuhu - Astor Pantaleón PIAZZOLLA (1921- 1992): Acentuado y Compadre from Cinco Piezas para Guitarra *Transcription: M Escarpa