Chicaquicha - Guitar Music From Colombia / Andres Villamil

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Chicaquicha – this is the name of the indigenous peoples who used to live in the area where today’s city of Zipaquirá, Colombia is, and where Andres Villamil was born in 1976. He studied classical guitar with Gentil Montaña, Sonia Diaz and Roberto Aussel at the ALAC music academy and the Universidad Nacional conservatory, both in Bogotá, as well as at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne. In 1998 he won First Prize as soloist in the IDCT competition “Intérpretes del Próximo Milenio” in Bogotá. In 2004, a First Prize at the international “Voice and Guitar” competition with the Duo Ymaya in Germany followed. In addition to his classical training, Andres Villamil concentrates on the music of his home continent, South America. This program, his debut CD, pays homage to the music of his country. He selected original compositions for guitar as well as his own arrangements of Colombian songs and instrumental pieces. The program ends with four of his own works.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: OC 778

  • UPC: 4260034867789

  • Label: Oehms Classics

  • Composer: Adolfo Mejía, Andres Villamil, Carlos Vieco Ortiz, Gentil Montaña, Jaime Romero, Jose A. Morales, Samuel Bedoya

  • Performer: Andres Villamil