El Grupo Mexicano es es reconocido a nivel internacional y se presenta en el Festival de la Guitarra.
This participation is made possible by a collaboration of Palmetto Luna Arts and the Southern Guitar Festival. Latino Arts in Motion is funded by Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Sicarú is a Zapotec word meaning 'beautiful', 'elegant', not in a physical sense, but in an inner sense.
The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition is an annual event that brings world caliber guitarists to Columbia, South Carolina. Its mission is to inspire and educate all music lovers. This multi-day festival will present concerts, workshops, lectures, and an international solo and ensemble competition.
This year activities will be at the Richland Library, June 8 to 10. All events are free and open to the public.
To learn more visit: http://southernguitarfest.com/ About SICARÚ
The Octeto Sicarú is a Mexican guitar ensemble formed in January 2010. Its aim is to promote both the existent eight-guitar repertoire as well as Mexican popular music, through arrangements made by the ensemble itself. Throughout its career, the octet has performed in several countries: Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Slovakia, United States, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, and Uruguay. It has premiered works in Mexico by
composers such as Roland Dyens, Ricardo Tacuchian, Maximo Diego Pujol and Shingo Fujii. In 2013, the Octeto Sicarú was joined in Mexico City by the renowned American guitarist William Kanengiser to premier Shingo Fujii’s Concierto de Los Angeles.
It has participated in festivals such as the GFA's International Festival, the
Southern Guitar Festival & Competition, the Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival, Festival Villa-Lobos, the Hill Country Guitar Ensemble Festival, the Chamber Music Festival of Aguascalientes, the Guitar Festival of Radio UNAM, Festival Pa'lo Escrito, Guitar Festival of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Guitar Festival, International Guitar Festival of Uruguay and Guitar Festival of Paracho.
The ensemble has attended master classes by well-known musicians such as Jorge Federico Osorio, Jason Vieaux, the Leipzig String Quartet among others. Throughout its career, the octet has earned seventeen national and international awards. It has also been a fellowship holder of FONCA within the Program to Support the Performing Arts Mexico-European Union and the Ibermúsicas program.
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