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APR 18. CRAS Ensemble ready to launch! A new guitar sextet formed by Copenhagen based guitarists Henrik Bay Hansen, Mikkel Egelund Nielsen, Jacob Nørrelund, Søren Eriksen, Mathias Klarlund & myself We will be playing our debut presentation at Koncertkirken in Nørrebro, where the program will include music by René Eespere, Jan-Inge Wijk, Per Dybro Sørensen & Gutiérrez Bolio among others. Join us for our birthday concert and see what this new group is all about.
NOV 30. Dúo LUX-CHORDARUM will be playing a series of concerts in the city of Oaxaca in southeast México. The duo of guitarist José Luis Segura Maldonado and soprano Lucy Rivera will be performing BAJO TU CLARA SOMBRA (2008) for voice and guitar as part of their program. Many thanks to Lux-Chordarum for all their work and enthusiasm for this piece. Facebook luxchordarum
NOV 27. I will be playing with Danish ensemble EKKOZONE to perform the instrumental movements in Pierre Boulez’s iconic piece - Le marteau sans maítre (1952-53). This monster of a piece is a real feast for the ears, mind and no less, the fingers! My highest respect for this masterpiece of a work and for its creator.
OCT 12. BAJO TU CLARA SOMBRA (2008) to be performed at the XXXIX Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez. Many thanks to José Luis Segura Maldonado and Lucy Rivera from Dúo LUX-CHORDARUM for making this possible. An honor to once more be part of such an important forum for the promotion of new music in Mexico.
FEB 13. World premier of SUITE MARCOVALDO (2015) dedicated to Copenhagen Guitar Duo. I will be joining Allan Sjølin from CGD for the first performance of the piece. This work is inspired and based on Italo Calvino’s Marcovaldo (1963) which portrays the tragicomic adventures and misventures of its main character.
FEB 16. RAGAFONIA (2016) to be premiered in 2017. My deepest gratitude to Michael Kudirka (, OTICON Fonden, and to The Danish Arts Foundation for making this commission possible. This 12 movement work is one of the most interesting and gratifying projects I have embarked upon. It is inspired by the research of French ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou in his book ‘The Ragas of Northern Indian Music’ (Munishiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1980). More info about this exciting project coming soon.
OCT 4. MÁS MÚSICA MÍSTICA: In Memoriam Max Jardow Pedersen (2010) to be performed at the XXXVIII Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez. Many thanks to José Luis Segura Maldonado and the Cuarteto de Guitarras de la Ciudad de México for their enthusiasm and work. An honor to be part of such an important forum for the promotion of new music in Mexico.
MAR 15. KAMMERKORET CAMERATA premieres 4 BIRD SONGS (2012/2013) at RUNDETÅRN in Copenhagen (commission made possible thanks to the support from the Danish Arts Foundation). The program – Bird songs, to be performed in this beautiful space will also include works by Dowland, Britten’s Nocturnal Op.70, and my own arrangements of three folk songs by Britten. More info at:
JAN 6. Our CD with music of J.S. BACH continues on its way! The recording will include own arrangements of Bach’s Lute, and Keyboard repertoire, as well as a couple of surprises. We have been fortunate and thankful for working with Peter Barnow at Studiet På Frederiksberg, and we are looking forward to sharing it with you by the end of the year. You can hear a small excerpt her: (link coming soon)
NOV 25. Thanks to COPENHAGEN GUITAR DUO and to The Danish Arts Foundationfor making this commission possible: the first book from SUITE MARCOVALDO (2015 – ). The work is based on Italo Calvino’s work (Marcovaldo, 1963), and it will portray the tragicomic adventures of the character that lends his name to the title of the book. The first book includes a Presentazione and the first year – in four seasons, of Marcovaldo’s misventures. Looking forward to this on-­‐going collaboration with CGD, and to the rest of the Suite. More info about this project coming soon.
FEB 4. MOBIUS TRIO performs THINKING SONGS (2014 – commission made possible thanks to the support from the Danish Arts Foundation) at the AKADEMIE FÜR TONKUNST DARMSTADT. The trio will also be giving a lecture and master-class during the week. More info at
JAN 18. TRIO SANZA & VISTI HALD perform in the charming, and refreshing surroundings of SOFIEBADET in the heart of Christianshavn. The bathhouse presents its ongoing concert-series for which the quartet will play a program of works by Händel, Hindemith, Bizet and Agustín Lara. More info at
NOV 19. FESTIVAL INSTRUMENTA OAXACA presents the premiere of SILENCIO (2014), commission made possible thanks to the support of the Danish Arts Foundation. Scored for mezzo-soprano, flute, violin and prepared guitar, the piece will be part of the festival's tribute to the Mexican Nobel Prize Octavio Paz. More info
NOV 2. SOUNDS OF MEXICO presents Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio and Santiago Lascurain – concerts in KoncertKirken/Copenhagen, Instituto Cervantes Utrecht and Haagse Kunstkring/The Hague. A program of Mexican music for guitar duo, including Mario Lavista, Tomás Barreiro and the premiere of CUENTO DE UN DÍA (2014) for two prepared guitars. More info at
OCT 11. The amazing MOBIUS TRIO performs Thinking Songs (2014) throughout the next couple of months. The premiere is on Saturday October 11th at the SFCM Guitar Department 50th Anniversary Concert. What an honor! For more info and SFCM This commission was made possible thanks to the support of the Danish Arts Foundation.
MAY 30. STATENS KUNSTFOND – My sincere gratitude to the Danish Arts Council for awarding me with one of the 2014 work grants. This award has been given in connection to diverse composition projects to be developed during the year. (
MAY 25. VESTERVANGS KIRKE – Trio Sanza med Visti Hald. Musik af Bogdanovic, Hindemith, Bizet & Stravinsky. 16.00 hrs, fri entré. (
MAR 23. FREDERIKSBERG SLOTSKIRKE – Solo program, music by H. Villa-­‐Lobos, Manuel M. Ponce & Gutiérrez Bolio. Roskildevej 28, 2000; 16.00hrs. fri entré (
OCT 16. AARHUS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013 – Solo program with music by J.S. Bach, Manuel M. Ponce, Gutiérrez Bolio and more. Other performances at this year's festival include Luis Zea and David Russell among others. – Helsingør Theater i Den Gamle By, 20.00 hrs. (
JUL 1-5. SUMMARTÓNAR FESTIVAL 2013 in the Faroe Islands – Program for guitar, trombone, percussion & electronics with Audio Exhibition. Music by Olsen, Blak, Davidsen, Siegel & Gutiérrez Bolio.
MAY 25. KLANG 2013 Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival – Opening Concert with Athelas Sinfonieta, music by Løffler, Nielsen, Alexander Schubert & Robin. (
APR 26. 3 DESPERTARES for guitar sextet & double bass at TANGENTS Contemporary Guitar Series ( – David Tanenbaum conducts the SFCM Guitar Ensemble in a program with works by Clarice Assad, Steve Reich and more. First Unitarian Universalist Chapel, 1187 Franklin St. San Francisco, CA. Admission - $15
APR 18. World premiere of 3 DESPERTARES for guitar sextet & double bass – dedicated to David Tanenbaum & the SFCM Guitar Ensemble. SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA. 20.00 hrs. free admission. THANKS! To David and the SFCM Guitar Ensemble for all their work and for making this happen.
MAR 7. WATER CYCLES now available on iTunes! Also available at Gateway and Works by Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio, Ivan Olsen & Mauro Patricelli performed by Matias Seibæk & Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio.
FEB 13. WATER CYCLES CD-Release at Literaturhaus in Copenhagen. Works by Ivan Olsen, Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio & Mauro Patricelli performed by Matias Seibæk & Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio, 19.30 hrs. Møllegade 7, 2200 København N Out on itunes and Gateway Music stores soon! For pre-ordering contact
OCT 5. 4 Birdsongs for mixed choir commissioned by The Copenhagen Chamber Choir CAMERATA. This commission has been made possible thanks to Danmarks Statens Kunstfond. The work will be premiered during 2013, more details coming soon. More...
OCT 4. Sounds of Mexico’s first visit to Poland confirmed. A program of Mexican music for guitar together with Santiago Lascurain, at The Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, on NOV/18/2012. Music of Mario Lavista, Tomás Barreiro, Manuel M. Ponce & Gutiérrez Bolio among others. More...
AUG 24. New work for guitar, piano, & violin on the horizon. The work will be commissioned by EARUNIT and performed at ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst in September 2013.
AUG 19. World premiere of En novelle i tre dele for prepared guitar & percussion. Dedicated to Matias Seibæk, and performed at the beautiful Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark.. More...
MAY 5. Swedish premier of And sleep overcame him, as it does all men (2010) for viola & accordion at Samtida Musik. The piece is dedicated to the Danish viola & accordion duo Inviolata, and it was premiered at the Frederiksværk Musik festival in Denmark, during the summer of 2010. It is inspired in a passage from the Mesopotamian epic-poem Gilgamesh. More...
From Más Música Mística (2010) by Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio. Performed by Matias E. Seibæk, Copenhagen Guitar Duo, Santiago Lascurain & Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio. Listen