Cañizares took part in the 10th edition of Festival de la Guitarra de Sevilla. He opened the festival with Concierto de Aranjuez alongside Orquesta OST directed by Master Manuel Alejandro González.
A few days before the concert he was invited to the program “La Tarde Aquí y Ahora” led by the popular presenter Juan y Medio, broadcast by Canal Sur TV.
In the 39th edition of the Cordoba Guitar Festival, Cañizares interpreted the Concierto de Aranjuez, the main work of Master Rodrigo, and his own Concierto Mediterráneo a la memoria de Joaquín Rodrigo. The concert took place in a magical setting: the Patio de los Naranjos, Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, which was declared World Heritage Site 25 years ago.
The 39th Festival de la Guitarra de Córdoba, celebrated between 4 and 13 of July, paid homage to master Joaquín Rodrigo. This tribute took place on 6 July, the 20th anniversary of the master’s death. The participants in the concert were José María Gallardo del Rey, composer and classical guitarist, and Cañizares composer and flamenco guitarist, alongside the Cordoba Orchestra, conducted by master Carlos Dominguez-Nieto.
Montenegro is a warm and welcoming country. Cañizares has been invited to one of their guitar festivals in multiple occasions. Last May, Cañizares participated in the Montenegro Guitar Festival, in the city of Tivat. Alongside the guitarist Juan Carlos Gómez he played the concert “Solo dúo flamenco”.
Throughout the year, Alicante witnesses many guitar concerts and events. This Mediterranean city is doing outstanding work in disseminating guitar music.
Cañizares has taken part in several concerts and a guitar-focused documentary produced by Diputación de Alicante.
Concierto de Aranjuez in Taiwan, Cañizares has collaborated with the Taipei Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Master Josep Pons. The concert took place in one of Taiwan’s largest concert halls. As the photograph shows, the National Music Theatre is a majestic building.
Last month, Cañizares has had the opportunity of playing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Master Rodrigo in several theatres worldwide.
The two photographs which open this new correspond to the concert that took place in Pistoia, Italy.
Cañizares interpreted the Concierto de Aranjuez in the Palau de la Música Catalana, only concert hall to have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO (4 December 1997).
Rodrigo composed El Concierto de Aranjuez in 1939, and premiered it in this very concert hall in the following year, when it was interpreted by guitarist Rigino Sainz de la Masa.
In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cañizares has collaborated with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, conducted by Master Karel Mark Chichon. Cañizares has performed as soloist guitar in Fantasía para un Gentilhombre by Master Rodrigo, which was also included in the programme of the concerts in Finland, a couple of weeks ago.
Recently, Cañizares played the Concierto de Aranjuez, by Rodrigo, in Lisbon, accompanied by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, conducted by Master Giancarlo Guerrero.
Master Guerrero has won numerous Grammies. Currently, he is conducting very prestigious orchestras worldwide.
Master Guerrero, as a master of percussion, and Cañizares, as a guitarist…