Sainz-Villegas has been hailed as "the international ambassador of the Spanish guitar".

(Photo by reporter Ling Meixue)

[Reporter Ling Meixue/Taipei Report] From classical to folk songs, the guitar is the most popular musical instrument, and it is also the most able to shuttle in various cultures. The Spanish classical guitarist Pabo, who is praised as the successor of the guitar legend Segovia Luo Sainz-Viegas said that what he wants to do most is to connect the world with music, open people's hearts, and feel the beauty of life.

Sainz-Viegas made his first visit to Kaohsiung to perform for "Representative Fighting" a few years ago. This time, he will return to Taiwan for his solo concert tour. From May 13th to 17th, he will perform at the 3rd National Biaoyi Hall.

Arrived in Taiwan early this morning and met with the media in the afternoon, Sainz-Viegas was very friendly, talked about his personal music career and music philosophy, and even played a piece of Albaniz's "Asturia" on the spot Si (Legendary)>.

Pablo said that the guitar is a bridge for cultural exchanges and the instrument closest to people's hearts.

Fan Mannong, the art director of the host New Elephant, said that New Elephant is committed to discovering the most important performers of the 21st century to come to Taiwan. When she heard Sainz-Viegas plucking the guitar strings, she felt "twitching her heartstrings" and was very moved. Therefore, Invite Sainz Viegas to Taiwan.

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New Image Artistic Director Fan Manon (right) praised Sainz-Viegas not only as a high-quality gentleman, but also because of his guitar performance.

(Photo by reporter Ling Meixue)

As precocious as all talented performers, Sainz-Viegas began to learn guitar at the age of 6 (described as being as tall as the guitar at the time), and after his first public performance at the age of 7, he determined his will to become a musician in the future.

Talking about the music career of the guitar, Sainz-Viegas said that in his early years, in order to understand the environment of classical music, he went to Germany for 5 years at the age of 19, but in order to seek more performance opportunities, he died at the age of 24. Move to New York, a metropolis full of possibilities; most importantly, he hopes to find an agent in New York.

"You're really good, but it's useless if no one knows about you." Sainz-Viegas said that finding a place in classical music for his guitar playing career is a lonely journey, although he He was lucky to receive a scholarship to continue his studies in New York, but he started looking for an agent at the age of 19, and "knocked on the agent's door" every year. After 10 years of hard work, he finally found an agent willing to sign him at the age of 29.

During this period of adversity and low tide in his music career, he often thought about not playing, but his love for the guitar turned into perseverance and he continued to practice every day.

Sainz-Viegas said that setbacks are a part of life, "It just made me think: Who am I?" Looking back on those 10 years now, although it was very hard, looking back suddenly, it was actually a good experience.

Sainz-Viegas hopes to connect the world with music, open people's hearts and feel the beauty of life.

(Photo by reporter Ling Meixue)

After that, Sainz-Viegas embarked on a busy life of international tour, and performed in more than 40 countries. He was praised by the international media as the "International Ambassador of Spanish Guitar", and he was also the successor of the guitar legend Segovia. By.

The best testimony of Sainz-Viegas' guitar performance in the classical music world is that he was invited to perform in the Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Concert with the conductor Kirill Petrenko in 2020. It is also the first time that the Berlin Philharmonic has collaborated with a guitarist in 38 years.

Sainz-Viegas performed the Concerto for Alan Huize, one of the most famous guitar concertos in the classical repertoire, by Rodrigo, Spain's greatest composer.

And he became the leader in the field of "symphonic guitar" that restarted the cooperation between classical music and classical guitar.

As a guitar player, Sainz-Viegas always believes that "the guitar is the most beautiful instrument, and my pursuit of the highest artistic realm of the guitar is my challenge", while music transcends the instrument itself, "music is the vehicle , is the key to open people's hearts, open empathy, and value the beauty of life."

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