Don't miss Latin-American classical avant-garde guitar legend, Victor Martinez Parada's innovative mastery of classical, jazz, blues and pop.
Chilean-born, Victor Martinez Parada, recognised as one of the world’s finest classical Latin-American avant-garde solo guitarists is an accomplished performer, composer and teacher with an extensive list of music in his repertoire, ranging from classical to modern to South American folk to avant-garde. He has composed pieces for solo guitar, ensembles including duos, trios, quartets, sextets and also for guitar & ensemble and guitar quartet & symphony orchestra. Classically trained, over the course of his career he has developed a unique innovative style which generates a world of sound by interpreting music from the classics, folk, jazz, country, blues and pop using multiple techniques. By listening to his fantasies on pop tunes such as Stevie Wonder's ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’, Daniel Alomia Roble’s ‘El Condor Pasa’, Laura Branigan's ‘Self-Control’, Harold Arlen's ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and the Lennon McCartney classic ‘Yesterday’ you will understand not only how music has shaped him but also how he has shaped music. Audiences cherish his performances which reflect a professional music career spanning more than 50 years. A performance by Victor Martinez Parada is not to be missed. He is a musician’s musician who plays from the heart. ‘The Chilean Hendrix’ – Syke on Stage
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 2 - One Performer, one Tour Manager
Technical requirements are a good sound system, an experienced technical operator , D.I. for classical/electric guitar and if possible a condenser mic for classical guitar plus one audio mic.
Les Currie is a theatrical concert and events producer, venue manager and artist manager with more than 50 years experience to his name. He has presented home-grown productions and artists all over Australia and imported shows from the UK and New Zealand. Notable successes include Steaming, A Bedfull of Foreigners, Catholic Schoolgirls, Daylight Saving, Love Letters, Every Single Saturday, A Clockwork Orange and Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. He is currently promoting the career of classical avant-garde guitarist, Victor Martinez Parada.
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Unique Selling Point
Victor's mastery of the guitar is unparalleled. Audiences really respond positively to his unique style and broad program. He can go from classics like 'Asturias' and 'Fur Elise' to country/jazz like 'Whispering' to pop like his 14 minute arrangement of Stevie Wonder's 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' and his three-part arrangement of 'Over the Rainbow' to his sensual interpretation of 'Feelings'. Audiences love his warmth and humility and the heart-felt way he plays.
Posters and flyers. Links to music and video. MP3's available for local radio stations. Event promoted on web-site and social media. CD's available for purchase at event.
Offer to do a two-hour master class on special techniques to guitar students. Also available to do a free show show for an Aged Care facility or Centre for the Disadvantaged time permitting on tour. What will be left behind will be the recognition of supreme talent and encouragement to anyone who sees him play that hard work does reap rewards.