Dear audience:

On the occasion of our next concert on Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Palace in Fuengirola , we want to introduce you to the young guitarist Stoyan Paskov , winner of the First Prize in the Higher Grade Category of the Intercentros Melómano 2021 Contest , who He will be the guest soloist of this fourth concert of the season. On this occasion, the work that he will perform together with Iberian Sinfonietta will be the Concerto for guitar and orchestra No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 by the Italian composer Mauro Giuliani .

We talked with him.

How did this collaboration with Iberian Sinfonietta come about?

It arose through the Intercentros Melómano de Grado Superior interpretation award, an award which I had the pleasure of winning in 2021. This award has opened many doors for me, since it consists, fundamentally, of a concert tour throughout Spain, and one of these is precisely the one that we will offer this March 18.

Giuliani's work is a very special moment in the history of music, what do you think of it?

Personally, I find it to be one of the most complicated concertos for guitar and orchestra to perform, since it offers quite a challenge on a technical level, which at the same time has to seem simple to the audience. Furthermore, musically it is a very beautiful concert.

How are you and the teacher going to approach the interpretive work? Have you worked with Juan Paulo Gómez before?

We are going to focus, above all, on achieving fluidity and naturalness between the orchestral tutti and the guitar solos, which with the version for string orchestra requires a little more work than with the original, since there are entries that they change completely. We have never worked together before, but I trust his professionalism and I am very grateful to be able to play alongside his orchestra.

At what point in your career did this work and this collaboration come to you?

Well, in the beginning, I guess. At the end of the day, I still have a year left to finish my studies, although thanks to the Intercentros award I have already had some contact with everything that is involved in the world of the professional musician.

At what point is the classical guitar?

In one of a lot of innovation and growth. More and more composers are focusing on the guitar and it is no longer a “second-rate” instrument in classical music.

Over the centuries, in this area, it has never been considered as spectacular as a piano or a violin. However, with the arrival of new technologies it is becoming one of the instruments most in demand by the public, since it has finally been possible to make up for the lack of volume, which was the main "defect" of the classical guitar.

Thank you very much, Stoyan.

You know, we'll see you next Saturday, March 18 at our bimonthly meeting at the Peace Palace in Fuengirola at 7:00 p.m.

Not to miss it...

Jorge Rodríguez Morata
Pedagogical content coordinator

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