Haagse gitaar serie – Rene Izquierdo (Cuba)
The Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo will give a concert in the Waalse Kerk in The Hague. Rene lives and works in the United States and gives concerts around the world. His playing is incredibly solid and with a deeply thought-out musicality. The Hague Guitar Society Foundation is looking forward to this beautiful concert.
About Rene Izquierdo
Rene Izquierdo, a native from Cuba, graduated from the Guillermo Tomas, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. While at Yale he represented the university in an exchange program with the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse du Paris and worked with guitarists Olivier Chassain and Roland
Dyens. Rene has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Cuba and Europe. He has shared the stage with prestigious guitarists including Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery and Jorge Morel, as well as renowned flutist Ransom Wilson, soprano Lucy Shelton, David Jolley and Paquito d’Rivera. Renowned composers such as Jorge Morel and Carlos R. Rivera have dedicated works to him.
Mr. Izquierdo is a recipient of numerous awards. He is a winner of JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, Extremadura International Guitar Competition, Schadt String competition, Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition among others.
He is currently a professor of classical guitar at the Wisconsin State University in Milwaukee and an active solo performer and chamber musician. Rene has studied with Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Eli Kassner, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, David Starobin, Eduardo Fernandez, Jorge Morel, Robert Beaser and Anthony Newman among others.
Masterclasses at Haagse Kunstkring
On Saturday 28 March 2020, master guitarist Rene Izquierdo will give masterclasses to enthusiasticguitarists. These masterclasses will take place in the Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg 64 from 12: 00-17: 00. Access to come and listen is free for everyone. A voluntary gift is requested at the entrance.