Born in Linares, Spain, Ricardo Gallén began playing classical guitar at the age of four, performing in public just a year later. At the age of ten he entered the Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, and thus began a career which has taken him to the great concert halls of the world. In 2009 he was the youngest professorial appointment at the Franz Liszt Academy in Weimar.
His inspiring and innovative interpretations rank him amongst the world’s top musicians. In the words of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, his “immense creativity and virtuosity is sensed just by looking at his hands!”
Gallén will be travelling to Australia courtesy of the Adelaide Guitar Festival. With the support of the Cervantes Institute, we are thrilled to present him in Sydney. His solo recital will include works by Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, J. S. Bach and Leo Brouwer.
Date: Tuesday 9 August, 7.30pm
Venue: Orchestra Room, Roderick West School of Music
Tickets: $20 (concession & seniors), $30 (full). Free for Trinity students & Society of the Arts members.