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GUITARRISIMO | Nirse González:
Centenary Homage to Antonio Lauro

'A fine array of tone colours and warm sonorities.' Music Web International

Antonio Lauro (Venezuela, 1917-1986), was one of the 20th century's great guitarists and one of the most iconic composers of the 20th century to write for classical guitar. To mark the the occasion of Lauro's 2017 centenary, the Venezuelan virtuoso guitarist Nirse González will perform a programme of works by Lauro and his compatriots Inocente Carreño and Federico Ruiz, alongside well-known pieces by Agustín Barrios and Alberto Ginastera also connected to the composer. Born and bred in Venezuela's Sistema, González has performed at some of the world's principal concert halls, including the National Auditorium in Madrid, Teatro Municipal de Viña del Mar and the UNESCO Palace in Beirut. González is the winner of numerous major international competitions, including First Prize at the Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in Benicassim in 2006. He has recorded numerous works by Lauro on the Naxos and Dabringhaus und Grimm labels.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine!

Nirse González guitar

Antonio Lauro SonataCaroraEl marabinoEl niño | Natalia Andreina

​Inocente Carreño Suite No. 2

Federico Ruiz Pieza número uno

Agustin Barrios Mangoré La Catedral

Alberto Ginastera Sonata Op. 47

Part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with Lisa Peacock Concert Management and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, with the kind support of Wines from Spain

Sneak peek! Listen to González' Naxos album on Spotify


Advance bookings:

£14 | £12 Concessions

£10 Members of ILAMS / IC

On the door:

£18 | £16 Concessions

£14 Members of ILAMS / IC


0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)


7.00pm, 16 Nov 2017

Bolívar Hall

54, Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL

Nearest tube: Warren Street

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