Gemona Festival in “Ritmo” Magazine

Our artist Silvia Nogales has appeared in the RITMO Magazine, one of the most prestigious musical magazines in Spain, on the occasion of her participation in the I Gemona International Guitar Festival.

The Spanish guitarist Silvia Nogales presents her show “Ancestral and magical Altamira” at the Gemona International Guitar Festival. The concerts will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. Santuario de Sant Antonio in Gemona and on Sunday 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pradis Caves, in Clauzetto.

This program was born within the MusaE program, for which guitarist Silvia Nogales Barrios, was selected for the second consecutive year for the youth program. The official premiere took place on November 2, 2018 in Altamira, within the interpretation set of the Cantabrian cave.

Silvia Nogales, guitar

Silvia Nogales is considered a guitarist of tremendous sensitivity and subtlety, as well as a committed creator of interdisciplinary projects since 2014, some of them selected in the last two editions of the MusaE Project of the Ministry of Culture of Spain.

In the words of Leo Brouwer himself: “Silvia has developed as an interpreter with an excellent professional level, bringing the guitar repertoire in an educational and interdisciplinary way to the public, breaking with the traditional canons of the classical concert, further enhancing the current musical composition.”

As a soloist, Silvia Nogales has been selected to participate in Festivals such as the Piantón Music International (Asturias), Náquera International Music Festival (Valencia), Ibero-American Cycle (Museo América), Sephardic Museum (Toledo), Cycles of the Eutherpe Foundation, and Mediterranean Guitar Festival, among others.

Apart from its sensitivity and its beautiful sound, Silvia Nogales stands out for its ability to create recitals and projects in which the guitar repertoire merges with other artistic disciplines providing a current and renewed vision to each of its concerts. The originality and creativity of his proposals, as well as the quality of his interpretations, has earned him to be selected in the last two editions of the MusaE project, under the Ministry of Culture; Spanish Cultural Action and managed by Fundación Eutherpe and Juventudes Musicales de España.

His project The Six Maidens of Juan Ramón Jiménez, is all a work of creation and interpretation of dramatized recital with actress Esther Acevedo and illustrator Laura Ferreiro, who takes as inspirational axis the work for narrator and guitarist Platero and I of composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The great public and critical reception of this project has taken him throughout the Spanish geography, acting in important events such as the Miguel Llobet International Guitar Festival (Barcelona), The Anniversary of the Antonio de Torres Guitar Museum (Almería) , or being invited by the historic guitarist José Luís Romanillos during the III Sigüenza Music Week, among others.

His concert for guitar and dramatization Don Quijote, between voice and desire, was born to publicize the relationship between music and Cervantes, delving into the reception of Don Quixote in different ways of expression, and was selected for the Cycle of the International Congress for the IV Centenary of the death of Cervantes, organized by the Musical Documentation Center of Castilla La Mancha and the Ministry of Culture.

His third interdisciplinary project Las Cuevas de Altamira has attracted festivals from all over Europe such as the Gemona del Friuli Guitar International, programming it at the Grutas di Pradis and in Gemona (Italy).

The versatility of Silvia Nogales means that she also addresses repertoires focused on chamber music with saxophonist David Hernando Vitores, with which she premieres works and versions for the formation of composers such as Mateo Soto, Sánchez Verdú, Erik Marchelie, among others. Last year the duo participated in the Girona International Guitar Festival, Emilio Pujol International Festival (Lleida), Miguel Llobet International Guitar Festival (Barcelona), and Vitoria Museum of Fine Arts, etc.

As for his studies, Silvia Nogales has received grants from entities such as AIE (Association of Interpreters) and the Ministry of Culture to study with Mozarteum Professor Laura Young at ESMUC (Barcelona), and at the Liceu next to Guillem Pérez -Quer, which has brought new ideas to his way of understanding music in recent years.

Extraordinary Prize in Musical Teaching and Master of Innovation and Research by the UCLM, in his role as a researcher Silvia Nogales has participated as a speaker in National and International Congresses. He has also collaborated with the Musical Research and Documentation Center (Unit Associated to the CSIC), carrying out research work on the Influence of Juan Ramón Jiménez in the Guitar Repertory and developing the Thesis together with one of the country’s musicological references, Juan José Pastor ComíIn 2017 he became an endorser of the Raimundo Guitars Brand with which he works in the development and promotion of guitars.

Among its next commitments we can mention the XIII International Music Festival of Vitoria, XII Cycle of Concerts of Music and Heritage City of Huete (Cuenca), Mediterranean Guitar Festival (Catalonia) and the Cycle of Concerts Monastery of San Llorenç (Guardiola de Berguedá) .

Source: Ritmo Magazine