Luis Rafael Vivanco

FREE CONCERT (But RSPV Required Here)


Thursday, October 12
Instituto Cervantes
Free Concert but RSVP required


Luis Rafael Vivanco began his early studies in classical guitar in Peru. He went on to complete his music degree at the University of British Columbia, where he studied with Michael Strutt. While completing this degree, he learned the lute and baroque guitar from Ray Nurse. He received his masters in music in guitar performance with Denis Azabagic at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Luis has performed in Canada, Mexico, Peru and the United States. He has played in master classes for many guitarists such as Alexander Dunn, Eduardo Fernandez, Fabio Zanon, Jason Vieux, Laura Oltman, Pablo Cohen, Pamela Kimmel among others. He divides his time between ensemble and solo performing and teaching.

Program & Synopsis

Guitarrísimo: Maestros de la Guitarra Española

Concert presented in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes


• Guitarrísimo: Maestros de la Guitarra Española
• Doblan Campanas (Paco de Lucia 1947-2014)
• Intermedio-La Boda de Luis Alonso (Gerónimo Giménez 1854-1923)
• Junto al Generalife (Joaquín Rodrigo 1901-1999)
• Invocación y Danza (J.Rodrigo)
• 3 Pequeñas piezas (J.Rodrigo)
• Soleares (Joaquín Turina 1882-1849)
• Danza Española no.5 (Enrique Granados 1867-1916)
• Sevilla (Isaac Albeniz 1860-1909)
• Variaciones sobre un tema de Sor (Miguel Llobet 1878-1938)
• La Muerte del Angel (A.Piazzolla)
• Caprice d’apres Paganini (Atanas Ourkozounov (1970- )


Peruvian born guitarist Luis Rafael Vivanco offers a program of masterpieces of Spanish and Latin American music for this instrument.