Lute Festival 2012 Faculty
Eduardo Egüez
Eduardo Egüez Photograph

Born in Buenos Aires, Eduardo Egüez belongs to the new generation of Argentine lutenists.  He first studied guitar with Miguel Angel Girollet and Eduardo Fernández.  His studies in composition were conducted at the Catholic Argentine University, while in 1995 he obtained his diploma in lute from the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis” under the guidance the Hopkinson Smith.

Mr. Egüez has given many solo concerts in the main cities of South America, Europe, Australia and Japan, being well received by critics worldwide and highly appreciated by the public.  He was received awards in the following international competitions:  “Promociones Musicales,” Buenos Aires, 1984, “Círculo Guitarrístico Argentino,” Buenos Aires, 1984, “28º Concours International de Guitare,” Paris (Radio France), 1986, “V Concurso Internacional de Guitarra” (Jacinto and Inocencio Guerrero Foundation), Madrid, 1989.

He has given international courses and seminars, the most noteworthy being:  Camping Musical Bariloche, Argentina; Universidad Católica Argentina; Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile; Instituto para las Artes, Uruguay; Musikhochschule Wuppertal, Germany; Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Geneva; Fundación La Caixa, Murcia, Spain; Conservatorio di Musica V; Bellini, Palermo, Italy; Fondation Royaumont, France; Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay, France; Festival de Guitarra de Gran Canaria, Spain; Tokyo Lute Society, Japan; Lute Society of Sydney, Australia; Early Music Festival, Gijón, Spain; High School of Music, Salvador de Bahia, Brasil; 1º Festival de Música y Danza de Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Spain; TAC (Térritoire Autonome de Création), Paris; Conservatorio Guido Cantelli, Novara, Italy.

Since 1992 to the present, Mr. Egüez has performed as a basso continuo player, being part of several groups such as:  “Elyma” (Gabriel Garrido), “Hesperion XXI” (Jordi Savall), “Orchestra Mozart” (Claudio Abbado), “Ensemble Baroque de Limoges” (Christophe Coin), “La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi” (Jean-Claude Malgoire), “Aurora” (Enrico Gatti), “Concerto Italiano” (Rinaldo Alessandrini), “Labyrinto” (Paolo Pandolfo), “The Rare Fruits Council” (Manfred Kraemer), “Café Zimmermann” (Valetti / Frisch), “Les Sacqueboutiers” (JP Canihac), “Ricercar Consort” (P. Pierlot), Sol and Andrés Gabetta (Cappella Gabetta).

Since 1992 to the present, Mr. Egüez has performed as a basso continuo player, being part of several groups such as:  “Elyma” (Gabriel Garrido), “Hesperion XXI” (Jordi Savall), “Orchestra Mozart” (Claudio Abbado), “Ensemble Baroque de Limoges” (Christophe Coin), “La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi” (Jean-Claude Malgoire), “Aurora” (Enrico Gatti), “Concerto Italiano” (Rinaldo Alessandrini), “Labyrinto” (Paolo Pandolfo), “The Rare Fruits Council” (Manfred Kraemer), “Café Zimmermann” (Valetti / Frisch), “Les Sacqueboutiers” (JP Canihac), “Ricercar Consort” (P. Pierlot), Sol and Andrés Gabetta (Cappella Gabetta).

As a soloist he has recorded Tombeau with works by Silvius Leopold Weiss (E Lucevan le Stelle), the complete lute works by Johann Sebastian Bach (Ma recordings), Le Maître du Roi with works by Robert de Visée (Ma recordings) and L’Infidèle, a whole baroque lute album dedicated to S. L. Weiss.

At the same time, he leads the “Ensemble La Chimera.”  With this ensemble he has recorded for the label Ma recordings “Buenos Aires Madrigal” (fusion of early Italian madrigals and Argentinean tango) and “Tonos y Tonadas” (fusion of early Spanish tonos humanos and folk music from Latin America).  Two new CDs were released by the French label Naïve, in May 2009 “La Voce di Orfeo” and in November 2011 “Odisea Negra.”

Eduardo Egüez teaches lute and basso continuo at the Zurich Conservatory (Switzerland – http://www.zhdk.ch).

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