Luces y Sombras (Claudia Montero) - performed by Pablo González Jazey, guitar

Luces y Sombras (Concerto for guitar and string orchestra) - Claudia Montero 

I. Decidido
II. Molto Espressivo 
III. Risoluto Espressivo

Argentine guitarist Pablo González Jazey performs this new work featuring the passion of the tango with fiery cadenzas framed by the Rio de la Plata urban sounds and rhythms of the orchestra.

Guitar concerto Luces y Sombras, awarded the 2018 Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition, was commisioned by Institut Valencià de Cultura and dedicated to the Valencian composer Manuel Palau. It connects the musical language of Buenos Aires, with its “post-Piazzolla” reminiscences of Milongas and Tango, and the Valencian spirit of Palau's music. Claudia Montero, who now lives in Valencia, has found subtle atmospheres to illustrate this musical symbiosis in a heartfelt and authentic way.  The piece was included on the album Mágica y Misteriosa, winning the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Album in 2018.

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...there is drama and intrigue, it’s thrilling, restless and invigorating, moving from one scene to the next with effortless aplomb.”

— – Steve Harris, Fresh On the Net (independent music blog)

About composer Claudia Montero

Argentinean composer Claudia Montero has emerged as one of the most outstanding and acclaimed composers in Latin America today. Her music “is strongly rooted in South American traditional music ... apart from the joy it expresses there is also a sort of melancholy behind the music ... not sadness, just an elegiac sense or yearning for older times ... that is rooted in Claudia’s traditions from that part of the world” (David Brophy, conductor). Claudia Montero is the winner of four Latin Grammy Awards. In 2018 in the category “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” for her Concerto for Guitar “Luces y Sombras” and also in 2018 in the category Best Classical Album for “Magica y Misteriosa" – which includes the Guitar concerto and her Concerto for Harp. She was also winner of two further Latin Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Classical Contemporary Composition”, for her Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (2014)and Cuarteto para Buenos Aires (2016)

About guitarist Pablo González Jazey

Argentine concert guitarist, composer and arranger Pablo González Jazey has become one of the most recognized musicians and guitarists in the country. A versatile performer, he has performed in Argentina, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the United States of America in the major guitar repertoire, including: Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasía de un Gentilhombre, Concierto en Re Op. 99 by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla's Concierto para bandoneon, guitarra y orquesta, Eduardo Falú’s Suite Argentina and concertos for guitar and orchestra by Antonio Lauro and by Eduardo Alonso-Crespo. 

Pablo González Jazey attended the School of Musical Arts of the National University of Tucumán, where he graduated as a Guitar Professor and earned the Master of Music in Guitar Performance degree at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Massachusetts. The teachers with whom he has studied include: Dolores Costoyas, Irma Costanzo, Victor Villadangos, Sharon Isbin, Pepe Romero, Hopkinson Smith and Eduardo Isaac, among others 

As a teacher, he has taught numerous master classes in conservatories and universities in Argentina, the United States and France. He is currently a guitar professor at the "Manuel de Falla" Conservatory in the City of Buenos Aires.

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