Piñeiro Nagy

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Spanish guitarist, pupil of the eminent pedagogue and master of the guitar Emilio Pujol, he has devoted special attention to repertoire of the twentieth century and introduced for the first time many pieces by contemporary composers to the Portuguese audiences; in particular the major work for guitar of the Portuguese composer Fernando Lopes-Graça, in world premier, where most of it is dedicated to him.

His pedagogic activities in Portugal since 1968 made him directly responsible for the tuition of young musicians which constitute nowadays a very successful new generation of Portuguese guitarists.

He is member of the Jury of several international and national competitions, director of the Estoril Music Weeks and Estoril Festival founder (1975). His Master-Classes at USA, Switzerland (International Menuhin Music Academy, Gstaad and Blonay), Bulgaria, Hungary, Beijing, Seoul and Macau were remarkably well received, as well as his concert tours in Europe, USA and Far East, including television and radio broadcasts and performances at the most prestigious European music festivals. From 1990 to 2011 he was invited Head of Guitar Department at the State Superior School of Music in Lisbon.

The Brazilian Government awarded him the Heitor Villa-Lobos Medal for the interpretations of his guitar works. Piñeiro Nagy is member of the European Festivals Association’s Executive Board. In 2005 the President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, decorated him with the Comenda da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique.

Since 2007 he has been involved in the first’s transcriptions for three guitars and strings of several pieces by Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados. After the first performance at Victoria Hall Theatre, in Geneva, with MikroDuo and Camerata Lysy, conducted by Alberto Lysy, this repertoire has been increased with orchestrations by young Portuguese composer Tiago Derriça, and performed at international festivals like Santander, Ljubljana, Emilia Romagna, 
Dubrovnik, Brno, MiTo (Turin), as well as at the historic Tchaikovsky Great Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic with Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. His activities in 2011 and 2012 were extended with remarkable success in concerts with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in USA (in the world creation of “Nocturnal tears” for three guitars and orchestra by Alberto Colla), a tour of 10 concerts in China, Japan and Macau, as well as master-classes at Central Conservatory of Beijing and Tianjing National Conservatory; and recently, with the ESM Lisbon Symphony Orchestra, and with the Menuhin Academy Soloists and Liviu Prunaru at the Victoria Hall in Geneva and at the open concert of the 38th Estoril Festival.