The Spanish “rock star” of classical guitar, Pablo Sainz Villegas performs a “Tribute to Segovia” celebrating the 125th anniversary of Segovia’s birth.
Presented by San Francisco Performances.
Born in Spain in 1977, Pablo Sainz Villegas began his musical studies at the Professional Conservatory of Music in La Rioja, under Miguel Ubis and was awarded the Extraordinary Prize for Final Level. A winner of fourteen international competitions, he was a recipient of the Andres Segovia and Andres Segovia Ad Honorem Awards at the 38th and 39th International University Courses of Spanish Music in Santiago de Compostela. Most recently he was awarded First Prize in the prestigious 2003 International Guitar Competition Francisco Tarrega, where he also received the prize for the best interpretation of Tarrega’s compositions.
A noted solo and chamber performer, Pablo Sainz Villegas has given recitals in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States and has appeared on some of the world’s most famous concert stages. As a member of the Proyecto Guerrero Orchestra dedicated to avant-garde music he has worked with some of the greatest composers of our time, including Helmut Lachenmann, George Crumb and Cristobal Halftter. He has participated in the International Music Festivals of Granada, Segovia, Peralada and Strasbourg and has collaborated with Radio 2 Clasica RNE, Spanish National Radio and Television, Radio France, Euroradio, ABC, and the BBC.