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2019 HIGH SEASON

The Madrid guitar duet has had a full agenda of variated and relevant concerts in the first half of the year, in wich both have played together, separately and also with other musicians, in various guitar recitals in branding and companies meetings.

On the one hand, Pablo San Nicasio offered two concerts accompanying the copla singers Antonio Harana and Rosita Ferrer, in private and public recitals (Casa de Granada, Sala Galileo and Prosperidad theatre). He also played and individual spanish guitar recital in the Oxford university in UK.

 

On the other hand, Alberto Espejo Pedernera also offered public and private guitar recitals with guitar players Vicky Oliveiros and Mario García, in hotels AC Palacio del Retiro and Melia Castilla, in de Monasterio de Valbuena in Valladolid, and also in the Fernan Nuñez Palace in Madrid.

 

 

 

Duo Sonanta in an international event in the MELIA PRINCESA HOTEL in Madrid

They also, of course, have played together in different private events in Alalpardo, Torremocha del Jarama, Melia Princesa hotel, and in the beatiful Palacio de Santoña in the center of Madrid.

 

For the second half of the year, they have already various recitals through out Spain in their agenda, and they are glad to announce the exciting begining of a new stage in their career, as pedagogues experts in guitar coaching in all guitaristic levels, offering individual classes, master-classes and seminars and conferences for companies too.

 

 

 

Duo Sonanta in a cocktail in the PALACIO DE SANTOÑA of Madrid

STARTING 2019 ON THE AIR, ON TV & IN NEWSPAPERS

Con paso firme e inapelable llegó el 2019 y, con él, algunos compromisos interesantes para el “Dúo Sonanta”, como la inauguración del ciclo “Metro Vibra”, en el que diversas formaciones de diferentes estilos llevarán la música en directo al suburbano madrileño.

La fecha escogida de la puesta de largo fue el 25 de febrero, justo cinco años después de la muerte del maestro Paco de Lucía y en la estación que lleva su nombre. Con las autoridades de la Comunidad de Madrid, numerosos medios de comunicación y con parte de la familia del genial guitarrista algecireño, el “Dúo Sonanta” interpretó piezas de todos los estilos, también flamencas por supuesto, y cómo no, algunas obras de Paco de Lucía.

 

Os dejamos algunos enlaces y material audiovisual de tan señalada fecha:

- Aparición televisiva en Telenoticias de Telemadrid

- Artículo en ABC

- Artículo en La Vanguardia

- Artículo en MetroMadrid

- Artículo en Europapress

 

La primavera traerá nuevos compromisos y eventos a estos guitarristas, que siguen ampliando repertorio y concretando fechas de recitales públicos y privados.

 

 

 

Duo Sonanta posing in the photocall with municipal councillors of Madrid, Metro executives and two of Paco de Lucia sons, Casilda and Curro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duo Sonanta with the flamenco dancer Oma, in the PACO DE LUCIA metro station

IMPROVING & LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE

La segunda mitad de 2018 ha traído para el “Dúo Sonanta” algunas noticias de la máxima relevancia. Por un lado, la comparecencia en el festival de guitarra de Ponferrada (León). Importante ciclo guitarrístico que este año cumplía su 29ª edición y en la que el dúo madrileño ofreció un celebrado recital de copla y flamenco.

(Enlace al reportaje de Dúo Sonanta en EL BIERZO TV)

 

 

Duo Sonanta guitar recital in the XXIX GUITAR FESTIVAL of Ponferrada, Leon (Spain)

Asimismo, el dúo cumplió en apenas cuatro meses más de una decena de compromisos en recitales privados de gran repercusión, destacando dos actuaciones en días consecutivos en IFEMA dentro del congreso anual de la industria farmacéutica.

Para el año que comienza, el “Dúo Sonanta” pretende profundizar en la creación de repertorio original propio y traspasar las fronteras nacionales en el mundo de la amenización e ilustración musical de eventos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duo Sonanta private recital in the MONASTERIO DE VALBUENA, Valladolid (Spain)

 

 

 

 

Finca del Angel Custodio, Toledo (Spain)

DUO SONANTA IN ALL KIND OF STAGES

Buenos tiempos corren para el “Dúo Sonanta”. La primera mitad de 2018 les consolidó como una agrupación de referencia en su sector de recitales y amenización de eventos. Mientras, por un lado, ofrecieron un interesante recital con repertorio totalmente renovado de copla, flamenco y tango en las Jornadas de Guitarra de Valdepeñas; por otro continuaron ofreciendo su música en eventos privados de todo tipo pero siempre al más alto nivel.

Destacables fueron sus intervenciones en el palacio de la Alquería de Alcorcón (con el combo dúo de guitarras-violín-percusión) en la Finca Galiana de Toledo, el Museo Sorolla de Madrid o sus ya habituales intervenciones en el hotel AC Palacio del Retiro, donde hubo jueves en los que se colgó el cartel de “completo” en su coqueto restaurante.

De todo ello os adjuntamos algunas instantáneas.

 

 

 

 

 

AC PALACIO DEL RETIRO

 

 

 

 

VALDEPEÑAS IV GUITAR  FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

Private event in LA ALQUERÍA

 

 

 

 

 

Guitar recital in the SOROLLA MUSEUM of Madrid

GREAT ENDING OF THE YEAR

El fin de temporada de eventos y recitales estuvo marcado por la regularidad y la notoriedad cada vez más importante de las actividades del dúo madrileño.

Por un lado, se asentaron las veladas guitarrísticas en el hotel AC Palacio del Retiro, espacio donde cada jueves de 20 a 22h el Dúo Sonanta ofrece recitales con piezas de estilos variados.

Por otra parte, la labor del dúo tuvo eco en el programa “Una de Cada” de Radio Illescas, en el que se repasó la historia del dúo, así como parte de su repertorio. Una entrevista que os dejamos en este enlace: UNA DE CADA - DÚO SONANTA.

Además, en dicha localidad toledana, Pablo y Alberto ofrecieron sendas clases-taller sobre la guitarra española a los cursos 1ª y 2ª de la ESO del colegio Virgen de la Caridad. En ellas se repasó la historia de nuestro instrumento más genuino y se emplazó a los alumnos a difundir este pedazo tan importante de nuestra cultura.

 

Con una cada vez más cargada agenda de eventos de cara a 2018 y un repertorio en franca renovación y ampliación, el Dúo Sonanta afronta con el mayor de los optimismos el próximo año.

HIGH SEASON

The Spanish Guitar duet goes on and on with its summer season, the part of the year where more events take place. After the sold out concert in Valdepeñas, they start this hard work period combining private and public events. Like the ones that took place in AC Palacio del Retiro, during the months of May and June, and where they will be back in september, each thursday from 8 to 10 P.M.

 

 

 

Sold out concert of Duo Sonanta , 3th of June, in the third Official Guitar Meetings of Valdepeñas.

 

 

 

 

 

Complete success of the Duo Sonanta recitals that took place in the hotel AC Palacio del Retiro, where they will be back in September, every thursday from 8 to 10 P.M.

SPRING 2017

2017 Spring is here, and adding to the normal and various events this Spanish Guitar duet always has, we have this new compromise between Duo Sonanta and the  hotel  AC Palacio del Retiro, a prestigious hotel in the center of  Madrid, where from now on every thursday from 8 to 10 P.M. everyone can enjoy in its bar-lounge the magic of the Spanish Guitar.

BREAKING RECORDS

The 2016 season couldn't have gone better for Duo Sonanta. Apart from a busy calendar of engagements private events, we got the privilege of taking part in the prestigious concert series "La Torre del Flamenco" with the collaboration of singer Jesus Chozas and percussionist Robbie K Jones. The resulting quartet was the same lineup that had featured in the presentation of Duo Sonanta in Sala Clamores, Madrid. It was great to be selected for this series organized by the Madrid's town hall and to share billing with the likes of Montse Cortes and Guadiana.  We've put together a few shots from that great night as well as from other recent, memorable moments.

In all, we've done about 30 performances in 2016 and some dates are already on the books for next year.

THE SONANTA SPRING

Early 2016 started with some great bookings for us and the arrival of Spring made us even happier. Duo Sonanta kicked off the 2016 season with recitals in the Hotel Ritz Madrid, the Complutense University School of Medicine, El Greco Cultural Center, some of which included the inimitable voice of maestro Jesus Chozas.

 

We've put together a selection of images from these events, thanks to the impeccable work of Sanchez Marmol.

 

Duo Sonanta, Flamenco Guitar in C.C.El Greco
Duo Sonanta, Flamenco Guitar in C.C.El Greco

TEATRO LA MAESTRANZA

SEVILLE - JANUARY 2016

The year couldn't have started better than with the confirmation of various corporate and private events commencing with the onset of spring.

As for public events, we were honored to play as part of "Flamenco de Cámara", a chamber ensemble which accompanied maestro Jose Gallardo del Rey to interpret the new take on "El Amor Brujo" (Love, The Magician) by Manuel de Falla, complete with flamenco interludes.

The production also boasted the participation of the Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Seville under the direction of John Axelrod, flamenco dancers choreographed by Ruben Olmo (recent National Award for Dance) as well as soloists Jose Maria Gallardo and Esperanza Fernandez.

 

The two-day affair before full houses of 1800 spectators was a great success all around.

FLAMENCO DE CAMARA before rehearsals
FLAMENCO DE CAMARA Group
FLAMENCO DE CAMARA with ORQUESTRA on Stage

Duo Sonanta basking in the warm reception alongside J.M. Gallardo del Rey, John Axelrod, Esperanza Fernandez, RSO Seville and the dance troupe with choreographer, Ruben Olmo.

SUMMER 2015

After an intense summer of events, Duo Sonanta has all hands on deck for what promises to be a great 2016 season. As well as our usual guitar events we have a multi-instrumental surprise in a one of the great theatres of Spain, but for now you'll have to wait for the details.

FLAMENCO AND GUITAR FOR EVERYONE

We carried out private concerts all round the Greater Madrid. One highlight was the Ambassadors and Diplomatic Corp Dinner in the spectacular Hotel Eurostar Tower in Madrid.

 

Overall we played a half dozen recitals and Duo Sonanta has no plans to rest in the second half of 2016.

VALS FLAMENCO played by DUO SONANTA in the C.C. José de Espronceda, feb 16th 2015.

LET THE MUSIC PLAY!

Our 2014 finished on a happy note with various performances that included the great singer Jesus Chozas. The first was in Almirante Churruca Cultural Center in the Aluche district of Madrid. The second in the La Fortuna district of Leganes in the Bar-Restaurant Los Angeles - one of the authentic epicenters of the world of flamenco in the south of Madrid.

 

Besides the vocal addition in Leganes, we were also able to offer some of our new repertoire that Duo Sonanta will continue to develop in the second half of the year.

 

Wrapping up 2014 and kicking off 2015 we put on three flamenco shows with Jesus Chozas. Two were in the municipal libraries, Luis Martin Santos and Antonio Mingote in Vallecas and Aluche (Madrid) respectively. The third was January 9 in the venue known for cultural activities, "De Modestia Na..."

 

We've chalked up some fantastic experiences halfway through the year to which we can also add the grand adventure in Oman with the great Gallardo del Rey.

 

We're still expanding Duo Sonanta's repertoire we'd like to send a special greeting to everyone one who has been following us. We'll keep you up to date on Facebook, Twitter (@guitarraeventos) and our brand new channel on YouTube.

GRAND ADVENTURE TO OMAN FOR DUO SONANTA

Unforgettable is the word to define spring 2014 for Duo Sonanta. Mid May, Alberto Espejo and Pablo San Nicasio enrolled signed on to a grandiose project: Lights Of Andalusia incorporated over 150 of diverse nationalities and Arabic texts into a musical spectacular to celebrate the convergence of culture between flamenco, Andalusian and Arabic music.

 

Duo Sonanta joined group led by Spanish composer and guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey and worked together under the direction of Lebanese composer and soprano Hiba Al Kawas all the while sharing the experience with flamenco vocalists Pedro Obregon, Matias de Paula, flutist Ezequiel Cortabarria and percussionist Karo Sampela.

 

Add to the magnificent experience the flamenco Carmen Cantero flamenco dance troupe, the Transylvanian Philharmonic Choir directed by John Axelrod and the grand voice of Abdulrahman Mohammed.

 

Two weeks of intense rehearsal led to a hugely successful pay off on the stage of the Royal Opera House of Muscat.

 

Shortly after returning from Oman, we had another big concert with the help of Jesus Chozas and guitarist Oscar Lopez Rogado in the Cultural Center Miguel de Cervantes in San Blas, Madrid.

 

Have a look at the photos we got out of all of these adventures.

DUO SONANTA, OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT, OMAN
DUO SONANTA, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT, OMAN
DUO SONANTA, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT, OMAN, sharing stage with J.M. GALLARDO DEL REY
DUO SONANTA, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT, OMAN, PHOTO CALL
DUO SONANTA, OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT, OMAN, selfie with great Master John Axelrod
DUO SONANTA, back in Madrid, in C.C. Miguel de Cervantes

DUO SONANTA - YEAR ONE

DUO SONANTA - ATENEO OF MADRID

Not bad for our first year: pablo San Nicasio and Alberto Espejo have held no punches. We've hit major venues in Spain, like Clamores, Galileo or even the Ateneo de Madrid as well as cultural centers Almirante Churruca and Lazaro Carreter and even municipal libraries Puerta de Toledo and Villaverde. All have been witness to our offering of flamenco guitar and singing.

 

We are currently developing our flamenco repertoire to be able to step up to any type of event that comes our over the coming year.

Long live Duo Sonanta!

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Alberto y Pablo son experimentados profesores de guitarra en Madrid. Imparten clases de todos los estilos: Clásico, Flamenco, Rock, Blues...

 

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