On 24 and 27 March, the Italian Cultural Institute of Mexico City presents two concert performances by two of the best-known and most musically active Italian guitarists of the moment.
Simone Iannarelli performs on 24 March, presenting some of his best-known compositions, which blend academic music, minimalism and jazz influences: from a selection of songs from the “Italian Coffee” series to the “Tribute to Keith Jarrett” and the “Tonada del Xoloitzcuintle” composed in homage to the great Mexican composer MM Ponce.
The artist is currently one of the most important and influential composers-guitarists of the new generation, with a very personal musical language characterised by a meticulous search for unique harmonies with modal and jazz influences.
He has released more than 30 works for solo guitar, guitar duo, guitar and flute, guitar with string quartet and other chamber groups, in the USA, Canada and Italy. His vast musical output has been performed, recorded and broadcast on the radio on five continents, achieving considerable success among leading performers, connoisseurs and the general public.
Marina Tomei takes the stage on 27 March accompanied by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, one of the world’s most renowned string quartets, performing a concert in homage to the great composer Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco.
Originally from Rome, she has developed a long career as a concert artist in both Europe and America, playing both as a soloist and with prestigious orchestras and chamber ensembles. She is currently Professor of Guitar at the Faculty of Music of the UNAM and is a PhD student in Musical Performance at the same Faculty.