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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  ·  8:30 PM CST

René Izquierdo

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

A virtuoso guitar player, René Izquierdo, with his refined instrumental technique and exquisite taste with his interpretations, will take us all through a musical journey to hear some of the best and most representative guitar scores created by generations of Latin American composers.

René Izquierdo, a native of Cuba, graduated with a degree in guitar performance from the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degrees from Yale University, School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery.

Mr. Izquierdo is a recipient of numerous awards. He is a winner of JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, Extremadura International Guitar Competition, Schadt String competition, Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition among others.

He is currently a professor of classical guitar at the Wisconsin State University in Milwaukee and an active solo performer and chamber musician. Rene has studied with Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Eli Kassner, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, David Starobin, Eduardo Fernandez, Jorge Morel, Robert Beaser and Anthony Newman among others.