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New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes 2015: Jorge Caballero

Americas Society

June 30, 2015


Image by Victor Lima.

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The New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes returns to Music of the Americas for the 2015 edition of the seminar, which offers classical guitar students the opportunity to join the world's top performers and competition winners for a packed week of concerts, masterclasses, rehearsals, and workshops. This solo recital will celebrate the release of Jorge Caballero's CD featuring arrangements of major symphonic works by Russian composers.


J.S. Bach Partita BWV 1013
Isaac Albéniz Chants d'Espagne op. 232
M. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (trans. Kazuhito Yamashita)


Jorge Caballero performs Albeniz's Evocación from Iberia at the Met Museum (2013).

About the artist

A native of Lima, Peru, Jorge Caballero (b. 1977) is the youngest musician and the only guitarist to win the Walter W. Naumburg International Competition (1996, age 19), one of the most coveted awards given to performers of any instrument, comparable to a Pulitzer Prize for instrumental musicians. Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, The New York Times called him a "masterful guitarist" and praised his "deft, powerful technique." Caballero has performed as a soloist with major orchestras around the world, and his recital appearances include Alice Tully Hall (New York), Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco), Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), and a variety of venues within the United States and abroad. Recent performances include recitals at the Santo Tirso Guitar Festival (Portugal), as well as concerts in Brazil, Italy, Germany, Paraguay, Peru, and Mexico. He was featured as the central performer for Austin Pictures, one of the largest ever produced featuring a solo classical guitar. Caballero has recorded Dvórak's New World Symphony transcribed for solo guitar, a work which currently only 2 performers in the world perform. His CD Musical Heritage (2000), featuring Bach cello suites, received much critical acclaim, and he recently released Alba, a single-movement work by Mark N. Grant, on Albany Records. He began his professional training at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música (Peru), where he studied with Oscar Zamora. He has received top prizes at the Tokyo International Guitar Competition, the Luis Sigall competition, and the First Latin American Guitar competition.