On November 1, we celebrated in the Church of the Carmelite Fathers, in Badalona, the first of two classical guitar concerts that our Guitar Association has scheduled this fall.

The guest artist was the young Mexican guitarist Abel García Ayala, an emerging talent on the international guitar scene, who performed a program with pieces from different periods, origins and styles, including a piece by Joan Manén, in harmony with the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of that great Catalan composer.

As an interesting curiosity, it is worth mentioning that he also interpreted the transcription for guitar of three "pirekuas", songs from the Purépecha culture, a pre-Columbian empire in Mexico, from which this interpreter is a descendant on his mother's side.

Abel García Ayala is only 25 years old, but he showed great technical quality and exquisite musical sensitivity.

 

“Abel has an innate ability for music and art, which he inherits from a very long family tradition ... Thanks to his passion and dedication he has achieved an enviable musicality, sensitivity and virtuosity."

Pepe Romero, Alicante, 2019

 

 

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Abel García Ayala

 

The artistic quality of this young Mexican guitarist is endorsed by 23 national and 9 international awards, such as the "National Youth Award", the highest award that young people in Mexico can receive, given by the president of the country.

Abel García Ayala is only 25 years old, but he has already performed in 15 states of Mexico and in Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and China.

He has also performed with various chamber and symphony orchestras in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.


His musical style is nourished by the great teachers with whom he has been able to learn and live, such as Leo Brouwer, Pepe Romero, John Williams, Manuel Barrueco and David Russell.

He studied his career at the Conservatorio de Las Rosas, under the tutelage of Rodrigo Nefthalí, where he was unanimously awarded the "Honorable Mention".

Later, in 2019, he completed the Master in Classical Guitar Performance at the Alicante University, where he was awarded the distinction of "Student Summa Cum Laude".

He has recently completed the Master of Solo Interpretation at the Katarina Gurska Superior Center, in Madrid, under the tutelage of the maestro Alex Garrobé.


He published two albums: "Guitarra Clásica" (2009) and "Guitarrerías" (2015). 
He is part of the "Cuarteto Curicaueri" and performs various works of chamber music.


Abel García Ayala uses Knobloch Strings and plays with guitars built by his parents, Abel García López and Verónica Ayala, renowned luthiers in Paracho (Mexico).

 

 

 


    

 

 


  

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