Cleveland Classical Guitar Society is pleased to welcome back Cuban guitarist Edel Muñoz in this online concert concert created exclusively for CCGS!
Edel Muñoz is the first prize winner in more than 20 international guitar competitions including the Boston Guitar Fest, the Miguel Llobet International Competition in Barcelona, the Montreal International Guitar Competition and the Havana International guitar Competition. He was only 13 years old when Maestro Leo Brouwer described him as “perfect” and a “professional” in every sense of the word.
As a concert artist, Edel has performed in major theaters and recital halls throughout the world including Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Teatro Municipal de Viña del Mar in Chile, Sala Nezahualcóyotl in Mexico, Zitarrosa Theater Uruguay, Salle Gothique del Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles Belgium, IFT Theater Buenos Aires, Argentina, Teatro Nacional de Cuba among others, both as a solo recitalist and chamber musician with orchestras such as Barcelona Sinfonietta, Miami Symphony Orchestra and Cuba’ s National Symphony Orchestra. Muñoz’s recent tours have taken him to Europe and throughout North and South America, including his Carnegie Hall debut that brought the house down with a standing ovation. Edel has performed in more than 25 countries around the world.
Edel Muñoz began his guitar studies at the “Vocational School of Art” in his native town of Matanzas and graduated from the “National School of Music” in Havana, Cuba in 1994. Edel has studied with Arsenio Diaz, Maria Victoria Oliver, Martha Cuervo, Victor Pellegrini, Jesús Cantero, Isaac Nicola and Leo Brouwer. After leaving Cuba, he continued his studies with Eduardo Isaac in Argentina, Luis Orlandini at the University of Santiago de Chile, and Alex Garrobe in Barcelona, Spain.