2022 activity report
2022: ONE YEAR, FOUR ANNIVERSARIES
2022 was a very special year for the Badalona Guitar Association because we celebrated our 10th Anniversary and we did it by commemorating another three other coincident anniversaries in the same year: those of three historical luthiers, true references in the world of guitar making: Romanillos, Fleta and Enrique García.
For each of these illustrious guitar makers we prepared a tribute act in Badalona that included a conference - discussion about their figure and a concert performed with one of their guitars.
Below you can see the the complete chronicle, photos and video of these concerts:
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.
Concert held on July 16, 2022, in the patio of the Association of Residents of the Center of Badalona
Our particular concert-tribute to the distinguished luthier Ignacio Fleta, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth, managed to gather a good number of attendees in an open-air event that was solemn and festive at the same time.
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.