WESTPORT, Conn. -- The David Galvez Trio, featuring David Galvez on guitar, Romulo Benavides on violin and operatic vocalist Amaya Arberas will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.
The program, featuring Spanish music from classical composers to Latin dance music, Spanish opera and contemporary rock and pop, is free.
A native of Lima, Peru, Galvez was the first classical guitarist to win the prestigious Edwin and Leigh Concerto Competition in New York City. He has received top prizes in the Schadt String Competition in Pennsylvania and won the National Guitar Competition “Jeunesses Musicales.”
He has performed throughout the United States and internationally, including Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, as well as being a guest soloist with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra and the Trujillo Orchestra of Peru. He has recorded with the famous tenor Juan Diego Florez and with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the Decca London Music Label. He studied at the National Conservatory of Lima and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in music at the Manhattan School of Music.
He currently is a guitar professor at the Long Island Conservatory in Long Island.
Arberas studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música and had voice lessons with José Ramón Arteta. In New York, she studied voice with Diana Soviero and Beth Roberts. Her repertoire includes opera, zarzuela, oratorio and concert arias. In 2010, she debuted at Carnegie Hall and in 2011, she performed the role of Donna Anna in the opera Don Giovanni (Mozart) at The Symphony Space in New York, and offered a recital of zarzuelas at Lincoln Center in New York.
For more information, call 203-291-4800 or go to the library's website .
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