Gerardo Perez Capdevila
Classical Guitar Virtuoso
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“Mr. Capdevila is a heavyweight classical guitarist that we need to hear”. Maestro Raffaele Ponti, Music Director of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Florida Weekly Feb 19, 2015
“Under the baton of CSO maestro Raffaele Ponti, Capdevila brought the audience to its feet twice with long, loud applause and shouts of “bravo”. Bill Jones, Charlotte Sun Newspaper, Feb 24, 2015
“Mr. Perez possesses a virtuous technique and a natural musicality that delight the audience”. Guitarist Eliot Fisk (USA)
"Concerto Guitar and Orchestra" by the Spanish Composer Carlos Cruz de Castro in Havana Cuba 1992.
Conductor: Elena Herrera
Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, FL)
February 24, 2015 Section: Our Town-B Page 5
Guitarist electrifies crowd at symphony
Bill Jones (Sun Correspondent)
Classical guitarist Gerardo Perez Capdevila electrified the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Sunday evening at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda with a virtuoso performance on his six-string acoustical Spanish guitar. Under the baton os CSO Maestro Raffaele Ponti, Capdevila brought the audience to its feet twice with long, loud applause and shouts of “bravo”.
Capdevila, captivated first with a stirring rendition of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Concerto Guitar & Small Orchestra” before being brought back by the audience for a rare, mid-concert encore, an up-tempo “El Colibri” or “The Hummingbird”.
With his fingers moving along the strings literally with the speed of a hummingbird, the ovation was even louder the second time around.
"Concerto Guitar & Small Orchestra" by Heitor Villa-Lobos with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Florida, USA 2015. Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
"Concierto del Sur" by Manuel M. Ponce with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, USA 2015
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March 30, 2019
Jean-François Rivest, conductor
Gerardo Perez Capdevila, guitar
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Toledo, Ohio 43504