Hailed by the critics as “The guitar guru” (E-Veritas. University of Miami), Iliana Matos has had an extraordinary career. The Argentine guitarist María Luisa Anido, wrote of Iliana's talent: “I am impressed by your wonderful guitaristic art, and I am proud to know that a woman (and a Cuban woman!) came to such a degree of artistic perfection”. Barcelona 1995.
The winner of many prestigious awards, including first prizes in the Andrés Segovia in Palma de Mallorca, Luys Milán, and Manuel Ponce International Guitar Competitions, Iliana made history by becoming the first woman to win the prestigious S.A.R. La Infanta Doña Cristina International Guitar Competition, and the only guitarist to win Best Interpretation of Spanish Music in two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996.
Her highly acclaimed GSP CD “Angels in The Street” has earned universal acclaim from critics, placing her among the elite of today's classical guitarists: “Her name deserves to go down in guitar history as one of the great players of our time." (Classical Guitar Magazine); "a match-made-in-heaven recording that is about as perfect as guitar records get... she simply, radiantly shines, a virtuoso in service to the music" (American Record Guide).
Tickets are available online at www.CanyonGuitar.org, at FireCreek Coffee Company, and at Bookman’s.
Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00PM
Shepherd of the Hills, 1601 N San Francisco St in Flagstaff