Buenos Aires, Sep 13.- Happy to be in Buenos Aires for the first time, Cuban composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer told Prensa Latina that guitar in Argentina, Brazil and Chile is particularly strong.
Not only the professionals, the beginners of the new generations, are incredible in these three countries, said the artist, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Brouwer, 78, is visiting this capital to participate in a cycle dedicated to his work at the Kirchner Cultural Center, which also includes a talk and magisterial lectures.
I am very happy, I long wanted to come to Argentina, but distances and situations were postponed it, he said in brief dialogue with Prensa Latina, some minutes before witnessing yesterday the world premiere of one of his pieces and the performance of his comprehensive work for guitar assembly.
The musician said that Brazilian Egberto Gismonti invited him in four or five opportunities to play in Buenos Aires, but never got the opportunity and who knows, he said, maybe it gives us.
Gismonti is one of the most special improvisers on piano and the Brazilian guitar, with an exceptional quality in his music, a virtuoso, he said.
The presence of Leo Brouwer at the Kirchner Cultural Center is part of the Latin America cycle, which has brought together great figures of the continent in this institution, such as Gismonti himself, Toto la Momposina and Natalia Lafourcade. (Prensa Latina)