Instituto Cervantes moves to Aldwych
The Instituto Cervantes will move to Aldwych to increase its cultural and academic performance.
Santiago Díaz Bravo
Recent activities of the Instituto Cervantes
Press release, 19 September 2016.
The Bolivian musician, considered by some critics worldwide as one of the most brilliant performers, will join to the project Guitarrísimo, a collaboration between Instituto Cervantes and Iberian and Latin American Music Society (ILAMS)
One of London’s most famous landmarks, St Peter’s Church (119, Eaton Square, SW1W 9AN), will be the venue, on 21 September at 7 pm, of a performance by one of the most admired Latin American guitarists, Piraí Vaca. He is considered by some music critics as one of the best guitarists worldwide. This Bolivian musician has attracted the attention of thousands of music lovers thanks to his charisma on the stage, his technique and his firm belief in the spiritual renewal role of music.
Piraí Vaca, who will join the project Guitarrísimo, a successful collaboration between Instituto Cervantes and Iberian and Latin American Music Society (ILAMS), will play works by composers Isaac Albéniz, Joaquín Malats, Jorge Luna, Adrián Patiño, Quique Sinesi, Cergio Prudencio, Eduardo Martín, Leo Brouwer and Francisco Tárrega. The Bolivian Embassy in London and Wines from Spain, which will offer a free wine reception following the concert, support this prominent performance as well.
This admired Bolivian guitarist studied with remarkable musicians such Jesús Ortega in Cuba, Manuel Barrueco in the USA and Hubert Käppel in Germany, the country in which he currently resides. He has played as a soloist in concert halls all over the world and is also member of the FENIX International Guitar Quartet, one of the most outstanding quartets worldwide. He is also the founder and director of the La Paz International Guitar Festival and Contest which brings together the most outstanding guitarists of the continent and the world in Bolivia.
Piraí Vaca considers art as a whole that includes not only the hands, but the body, mind and spirit. He believes that a vital music can only exist when it originates from the energy that surrounds it, which is transformed into musical notes through the whole being: body, which makes the music a reality that can be heard; mind, which allows to know and organise; and spirit, that makes music transform others. He practises the martial art Wing Chun and medita-tion, trying to complete with these tools its mission as a musician: to serve others.
Piraí Vaca’s career has been recognised with a number of awards, as the Fellowship of the Americas of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, USA) and the National Music Award of Bolivia.
The tickets can be bought online through this website (£12/£10) and the day of the concert at St Peters Church (£14/£16).