LACG

Featured Artist

   

Iván Ríjos

 

Classical Guitarist

 

Awards:

 

1995 - Fulbright Grant to Spain.

First Place - 1994 Sholin Guitar Competition, Arizona.

First Place - 1994 Alhambra Competition, Valencia, Spain.

First Place - 1994 Great Lakes Festival, Ohio.

First Place - 1994 Pro Musicis Award, New york.

1994 - Extraordinary Artistic Achievement  the first Il

Magnifico Award, University of Arizona.

Second Place - 1990 Concurso  di Chitarra, Milan, Italy.

Finalist - 1990 F. Tárrega Competition, Benicasim, Spain.

First Place - 1986 & 1984 Casa de Espańa Competition,

San Juan, Puerto Rico.

First Place - 1981 Concurso Nacional José I. Quintón,

Puerto Rico.

 

Bio:

A Native of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Iván Ríjos received his

Bachelor's Degree from the Puerto Rico Conservatory and 

his Master's Degree from the University of Arizona (1995).

He additionally studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in the professional studies program with Manuel

Barrueco.  In 1987, he was selected to participate in the

Andrés Segovia master classes given at the Manhattan

school of Music, where Maestro Segovia invited Mr. Ríjos to

play for him at a recital given in his honor.  Iván Ríjos

considers playing for Segovia in the Maestro's last

master class one of his most challenging moments.  Recent

performances include the world-premiere recording of

Ernesto Cordero's Concierto de Bayoán  with the San Juan

Pops Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

Recording: Available for order from this site.

 

-Dedicación: Original compositions and arrangements of hymns by Iván Ríjos.

 

 You can read a review of Ivan's "Dedicación" in the June 2001 No. 102 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.