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Meeting of luthiers, exhibition and classical guitar concerts in Badalona
A UNIQUE EVENT
In the month of June 2023 we will celebrate an international festival in Badalona to pay tribute to the figure of the guitar-maker and teacher José Luis Romanillos, one of the most outstanding artisan guitar builders of the last decades worldwide, who deceased in 2022.
The Festival will bring together 12 prestigious luthiers from around the world, former students of Romanillos, for three days in Badalona, in an exclusive exhibition of concert guitars built by themselves and inspired by the work of their teacher.
In addition, talk sessions will be held with the authors of the instruments, a sample of bibliography on Romanillos will be exhibited, we will premiere a documentary on his figure and the "Medio Siglo" project, an exclusive record edition, product of an idea by Romanillos himself, it will be presented.
The festival program will be completed with two great classical guitar recitals, given by two of the highest level international interpreters.
AUTUMN CONCERT 2022 - Arnaldur Arnarson recital with a historical guitar
Concert held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Church of the Carmelite Fathers in Badalona.
The Icelandic guitarist Arnaldur Arnarson offered a beautiful classical guitar recital in Badalona with a historic guitar built in 1914 by the luthier Enrique García.
POSTHUMOUS TRIBUTE to JL Romanillos - 90th Anniversary
The event was held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Escorxador Cultural Center, in Badalona
The death of the distinguished luthier José Luis Romanillos, in February 2022, reached us when our Association was preparing a concert to celebrate its 90th birthday in June. Despite the sad news, we decided to hold the concert and, moreover, turn it into an act of posthumous tribute to him.