Jorge Cardoso, Argentina (USA Debut)

Jorge Cardoso has given concerts in Argentine, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey , Ukraine United Kingdom and U.S.A., and frequently participates in international festivals and programs for radio and television.

Jorge Cardoso has composed over 350 works: suites and pieces for solo guitar; duets (two guitars, guitar and violin, guitar and harpsichord, guitar and flute); trio and quartets; string quartet; quintets (guitar and strings, guitar and wind instruments); concerts (for two guitars and strings, for guitar and orchestra); an orchestra for strings and songs for voice and guitar. Other related works include his transcriptions and arrangements of works of South American

folkloric character, of de Spanish Renaissance and Baroque, and of other countries and periods. Many are performed regularly by guitarists throughout the world and several are included on recording by 100 performers.

He has lectured on classical guitar technique, interpretation, Latin American Music, Baroque Music, and Music Composition at conferences, seminars and classes throughout France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Morocco and Turkey. He is the author of the book "The Science and Method of Guitar Technique", edited in French (Les Editions Australia), Japanese (Guitar Music) and Spanish (Universidad de Costa Rica), and translated into English, German and Polish: and "Rhythms and Musical Forms of South America (volume 1: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and RASGUEOS (Musical History from the 16th century to the present.

Jorge Cardoso is the recipient of the highest awards at various competitions and festivals, including the Primer Festival de la Música Litoraleña (Posadas, 1963); VII. Festival Nacional del Folklore (Cosquín, 1966); Cuarto Concurso Nacional de Compo sición (Salta, 1961) and II. Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Clásica (Morón, Buenos Aires, 1973)

In addition to credits as a concert guitarist, composer and musicologist, Jorge Cardoso is also medical doctor at the National University of Córdoba Argentina, (1973). He is the founder and director of the ORQUESTA DE CAMARA DE GUITARRAS DE MADRID and the Director of Alsace, Lambesc, Beauvezer (France), Festival Iberoamericano de Guitarra of Maroc (Instituto Cervantes) and Posadas (Argentina) Internationals Guitar Festivals. Jorge Cardoso is president of GUIA (Guitarristas de América), international organization dedicated to the diffusion of the music of Americas. He is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid.

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