Vihuela / Theorbo / Guitar
The course is aimed at plucked string players (vihuela, lutes in general, theorbo) focusing on the acquisition of the language of musical styles from the 16th to the 18th century. The programme covers important topics such as performance techniques, the reading of fundamental original treatises, prosody and rhetoric in relation to current literature, and the notion of “context” in the context of the music proposed by the teacher or the students.
He studied guitar in Buenos Aires with Miguel Angel Girollet and Eduardo Fernández. He studied composition at the Universidad Católica Argentina and in 1995 he obtained a lute diploma at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Maestro Hopkinson Smith. He has given numerous concerts as a soloist in many cities of the American continent, Europe, Australia, Turkey and Japan, with excellent comments from the specialised critics and great receptivity from the public. He has been awarded prizes in the following international competitions: “Promociones Musicales”, Buenos Aires, 1984, “Círculo guitarrístico Argentino”, Buenos Aires, 1984, “Concours International de Guitare”, Paris, 1986, “V Concurso Internacional de Guitarra” Madrid, 1989. In the field of teaching, Eduardo Egüez has taught lute and guitar in courses, seminars and masterclasses in countless institutions in Europe, Asia and America. He is currently professor of lute and basso continuo at the Musikhochschule in Zürich (Switzerland). From 1992 to the present, he has been constantly active as a continuo player. For the American label Ma Recordings he has recorded the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach; Le Maître du Roy, an album entirely dedicated to Robert de Visée and L’Infidèle, a work dedicated to the German lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss and rewarded with a Diapason d’Or in 2010. As a continuo player he has collaborated on recordings for the record labels: Astrée Auvidis, Astrée Naïve, Arcana, Glossa, K617, Op 111, Alia Vox; E Lucevan le Stelle, Stradivarius, Symphonia, Alpha, Ambroisie, Naxos, Mirare, Harmonia Mundi, Sony, … since 2005 he has directed the ensemble La Chimera, dedicated to the fusion of different art forms such as music, dance, literature, devoting special attention to the dialogue between ancient and modern music.