Legendary guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry is described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. His career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world and his commitment to the expansion of the guitar repertoire has led him to collaborations with many distinguished composers.
Barrueco has appeared on a wide array of television programs. He was featured in a Lexus car commercial, his work inspired the biographical documentary Manuel Barrueco: A Gift and a Life, and twice he has been the musical guest on PBS’ Great Performances Now Hear This.
Manuel Barrueco has received several Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for his recordings on Tonar Music, including his latest release called Music from Cuba and Spain.
Manuel Barrueco immigrated with his family to the United States in 1967 as a political refugee. He completed his advanced studies at the Peabody Conservatory, where he now shares his love for music with a small number of exceptionally gifted young guitarists from all over the world.
Manuel Barrueco is the recipient of the United States Artist Fontanals Fellowship for Artistic Excellence.
BCGS programs are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Maryland State Arts Council, The Citizens of Baltimore County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the Augustine Foundation, the Cape Foundation, the D’Addario Foundation, the Guitar Center Music Foundation, the Nora Roberts Foundation, the Puffins Foundation, the Savarez Foundation, the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.BakerArtist.org, and individual donors and members. Thank you.
This performance and residency is supported in part the Maryland State Arts Council. Visit them at msac.org.