Alfredo Muro in Concert: The Art of Latin Guitar
By Mary Norquist
World-renowned Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro once again brings together his three great musical passions: the rich folkloric traditions of Latin America, classic Spanish guitar, and the signature styles of Brazil, for an evening of passionate music to stir the heart. Enjoy music by Piazzolla, Falu, Jobim, Powell, Barrense-Dias, and the opportunity to hear Alfredo Muro’s own compositions. A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit Mujeres en Cambio, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to underserved young women in the rural areas around San Miguel de Allende.
The Art of Latin Guitar
Alfredo Muro in concert
Sat, Aug 8, 7pm
Teatro Santa Ana
A benefit for Mujeres en Cambio
Muro’s career as a musician has continued to rise over the years as he has performed throughout Latin America, the United States, and Europe. He was the featured artist at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2007 as well as at the Smithsonian Museum representing Peru at the Ibero-American Guitar Festival.
In 1971, he, along with his sister Connie Bieberach, won the yearlong TV program Trampoline to Fame. At age 13, Alfredo took the top prize in a nationally televised competition featuring musicians from more than 100 schools.
Muro had the honor of representing Peru and the US in several international guitar festivals worldwide. While on tour in Europe, he played with his group Oro Del Peru for the late Pope John Paul II at a special audience at the Vatican.
In March of 2005, the Jazz Society of Oregon, in their Jazzscene magazine, selected Muro for the Jack Rosenberg Memorial Musician of the Month Award. The Centinela newspaper in Portland, Oregon, featured Mr. Muro as the “Hispanic of the Month.” The Hispanic Yellow Pages directory introduced him as the “Pride of the Hispanic Community.”
Today, Alfredo Muro shares the joy of his musical talent while performing, composing, and teaching through international guitar festivals, concerts, lectures, or coaching/teaching at his guitar studio.
Muro’s concerts unfold for audiences as a personal and unique experience of emotional awakening, bringing much more than just strong technical talent to the stage. He brings an intense love for the music he chooses and performs with great sensitivity and emotion. He has the rare ability to become the music, losing himself in it and enabling the audience to transcend their own experience and share his. While this is evident on his many recordings, it is in live performance where this manifests most strongly.
Muro just released his new discography production, the CD called “Guitarra Apasionada” (Passionate Guitar).