2022: ONE YEAR, FOUR ANNIVERSARIES

 

2022 is a very special year for the Badalona Guitar Association because it is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating it by commemorating another three anniversaries coinciding this year: those of three historical luthiers, true references in the world of guitar making: Romanillos, Fleta and Enrique García.

 

 

For each of these illustrious guitar makers we have prepared a tribute act in Badalona that includes a conference - discussion about their figure and a concert performed with one of their guitars.

Below you can see the announcement of the last of these concerts, which will be held in a few days, and you will also find the complete chronicle of the other ones, which have already been held:

 

TRIBUTE TO LUTHIER ENRIQUE GARCÍA ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS DEATH

The Icelandic guitarist Arnaldur Arnarson offered a beautiful classical guitar recital in Badalona with a historic guitar built in 1914 by the luthier Enrique García.

 

Antonio Manjón, president of the Badalona Guitar Association, with Analdur Arnarson and the García guitar nº 154, built by Enrique García in 1914.

Concert held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Church of the Carmelite Fathers in Badalona.

 

Concert held on July 16, 2022, in the patio of the Association of Residents of the Center of Badalona

 

Our particular concert-tribute to the distinguished luthier Ignacio Fleta, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth, managed to gather a good number of attendees in an open-air event that was solemn and festive at the same time.

 

 

The event was held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Escorxador Cultural Center, in Badalona

 

The death of the distinguished luthier José Luis Romanillos, in February 2022, reached us when our Association was preparing a concert to celebrate its 90th birthday in June. Despite the sad news, we decided to hold the concert and, moreover, turn it into an act of posthumous tribute to him.