Jorge Caballero

Peru - USA

Caballero is the guitarist and the composer who has accrued wide recognition as one of the most important guitarists in history, being the recipient of several international awards, and performing in recitals, chamber music and as a soloist around the world.



Widely regarded as one of the most important classical guitarists in history, Jorge Caballero is the youngest musician and only guitarist to win the prestigious Naumburg International Competition Award. A native of Lima, Peru, Mr. Caballero has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York Chamber Symphony and the Presidential Symphony of Ankara, Turkey, among others. His US recital appearances include New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington’s Library of Congress, San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts and Los Angeles’s Da Camera Society. Internationally he has given recitals in Europe, Asia and Latin America. 

Hailed by the New York Times as a "masterly guitarist," Mr. Caballero is renowned for his historic recordings including Antonín Dvorâk's "New World" Symphony transcribed for solo guitar, and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition", making him one of only two guitarists in history to perform and record these pieces. His Musical Heritage CD of Bach Cello Suites, was highly praised by critics, drawing comparisons to Casals, Rostropovich and Segovia, as was his most recent album, titled "Albéniz," featuring adaptations of works from Isaac Albéniz' famed suite Iberia. Mr. Caballero was given the distinction of being asked to perform on a 1940 Hauser I guitar (formerly played by Julian Bream) in three videos produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mr. Caballero is Professor of Guitar at the University of Toronto and Kean State University.

20:00, Červený kostel

Wednesday 31.7.

Jorge Caballero (Peru-USA)

The Red Church