Master class for guitar players. Miguel Trápaga

06.09.2021 at 10:00

6 September @10.00-13.00 in the Organ hall
MIGUEL TRÁPAGA (Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, Spain)

Miguel Trápaga was born in Cantabria (Spain) in 1967. He studied at the Ataúlfo Argenta Conservatory (Santander) and at Royal Conservatory Of Music of Madrid (Real Conservatorio Superior de Música) with Javier Canduela and Demetrio Ballesteros, respectively. He also received lessons from José Tomás, Miguel Angel Girollet, Manuel Estévez, José Luis Rodrigo, David Russell, Leo Brouwer and Gerardo Arriaga.

He has been awarded scholarships from the Marcelino Botín Foundation, Leunesses Musicales (Madrid) and the La Caixa Foundation (Barcelona). Mr. Trápaga has won prizes in the following competitions: Arturo Sanzano Competition, 1988; Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera (graduated with top honors) from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, 1990; Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España, 1992; XVIth Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition, Palma de Mallorca, 1993; Third Great Lakes Competition, Oberlin, Ohio (USA), 1994; and the XII International Solo Guitar Competition, Guitar Foundation of America, Quebec (Canada), 1994.

He has performed in broadcasts for Spanish National Radio, Antena 2 of Portugal, ABC of Australia and the BBC among others. He has recorded the CD “Anthology of composers in Cantabria” released by the Marcelino Botin Foundation (Banco de Santander), and has contributed to a double CD containing Federico Moreno Torroba´s guitar music. His recordings with works of the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer and with the violinist Alexandre Detissov containing works for violin and guitar of Mauro Giuliani, have been released by the Opera Tres record label. His last CD is a tribute to Andrés Segovia, featuring works by Joaquín Turina, Castelnuovo Tedesco, Ponce, Tansman, Moreno-Torroba and Albert Harris.

Currently a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, Mr. Trápaga has offered master classes in Spain and abroad (The Canary Islands International Guitar Festival, Panama City University, Frederic Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Massey University in Wellington, Kukulkan Guitar Festival in Mexico, Melbourne University).

The master class will take place in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Estonia to celebrate the centenary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Spain.