Second position in XVIII International Contest Alirio Díaz

Nicolás Acevedo, student of the Department of Music and Sonology at the University of Chile, DMUS, was awarded second place at the meeting, which took place in Carora, Venezuela. The guitarist was guided by the academic Ernesto Quezada.

Recently, the student of the Department of Music and Sonology, Nicolás Acevedo Salinas, won second place in the XVIII International Guitar Competition Alirio Díaz. The meeting was held in Carora, Venezuela, between November 21 and 28, 2015.

“The experience of participating in such a high level competition, where a difficult repertoire with obligatory pieces is demanded, is very valuable. Now I feel more able to face new challenges,”; Acevedo reflects. “A prize in this type of encounter gives the peace of mind to continue working with the same perseverance and enthusiasm as always,”; adds the guitarist, who has been guided by the academic of the Department of Music and Sonology, Ernesto Quezada.

On the occasion, Acevedo went through three stages. In the first, he interpreted Path of History by Luis Ochoa, Sonata K. 162 by Domenico Scarlatti, Mazurka Apasionada by Agustin Barrios and Carora by Antonio Lauro. In the second, Suite BWV 996 by J. S. Bach, El Tragalocha by Isaías Alvarado, Gran Overtura op. 61 by Mauro Giuliani and Sonata by Leo Brouwer. Finally, in the final stage Nicolás Acevedo played the Concierto de Aranjuez accompanied by the pianist María Isabel Sánchez.

About the Alirio Díaz International Guitar Competition
The Alirio Díaz International Guitar Competition is one of the most outstanding encounters in its discipline, and national classical guitarists such as Romilio Orellana, Carlos Pérez, José Antonio Escobar and Wladimir Carrasco have previously been awarded prizes.

Several musicians from Latin America participated in this version of the meeting and its jury was made up of Aleh Ferreira and Edgar Montresol from Brazil, Senio Díaz, Darío González and Marina Parilli from Venezuela.

The results of the XVIII Alirio Díaz International Guitar Competition were: first place deserted, second place for Nicolás Acevedo and third place for Daniel Petrucelli, from Venezuela.

Domingo Fuentes, journalist Department of Music and Sonology

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