Jorge Caballero

Saturday 27th of January 2018 8:00 PM
Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd, St Louis, MO 63117
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Jorge Caballero is known for his dazzling virtuosity, his intense musicality and his spellbinding performances. Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, Jon Pareles of the New York Times called him a "masterly guitarist" and praised his "meticulous balance and chameleonic timbres."

Mr. Caballero's repertoire is notable for its breadth and scope: When he applied to the conservatory, his teacher suggested that perhaps he should list the pieces that he did not play, since there were so few of them. It ranges from Renaissance works for the vihuela to modern composers like Elliott Carter, as well as unique arrangements of non-guitar music, such as Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol.

A native of Peru, Mr. Caballero comes from a musical family. His mother is a well-known singer in Peru and as a child he spent many evenings sitting backstage at her concerts. Growing up at a time when terrorists in Peru bombed electrical stations, he became an expert at practicing in the dark.  

At age 18, Mr. Caballero relocated to the United States, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music. After being in the United States for one year, he won the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg award, making him the first and only guitarist, as well as the youngest competitor to win first prize in its 91-year history.

We are so thrilled to be bringing Mr. Caballero back to St. Louis for what will certainly be a breathtaking concert. Join us for a wonderful evening!

Mr. Caballero will conduct a master class for young area guitar students on Sunday, January 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the 560 Music Center in University City, Missouri, 63130. Admission is $5 at the door, free to Guitar Society Members. For more information call Mark Akin at 314 567-5566.