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Detrás de la música

Una historia sumergida en el sonido

Considerado por la crítica internacional como uno de los mejores guitarristas mexicanos por su gran sentido musical y su extraordinaria técnica interpretativa. Debido a la potencia del sonido emanado de su guitarra, el legendario músico cubano Leo Brouwer, al escucharle por primera vez, le bautizó como Manitas de Plomo.


Originario de Torreón, Coahuila; ofreció su primera presentación en público a la edad de 8 años. Alumno del maestro Pedro Sergio Salcedo en la ciudad de Monterrey, Nuevo León y del eminente guitarrista español Ángel Romero en San Diego, California. En la ciudad de Sevilla, España, realizó sus estudios de posgrado en técnica y perfeccionamiento guitarrístico bajo la instrucción de la reconocida guitarrista María Esther Guzmán.


En 1990, se colocó como el mejor guitarrista dentro del XXXIII Curso Internacional de Música Española en Santiago de Compostela, España, por lo cual fue galardonado con el premio Rosa Sabater.


Se ha presentado con gran éxito en las más importantes salas y recintos musicales de la República Mexicana, destacando la Sala Principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes, así como en numerosas ciudades de Estados Unidos, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Perú, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay, Argentina, España, Italia, Grecia y Serbia, dentro de los festivales guitarrísticos de mayor reconocimiento internacional, tales como: Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra (México), Guitar Foundation of America Convention (Estados Unidos), Ciclo Internacional de Guitarra de la UPR (Puerto Rico), Festival Internacional de Guitarra Entrecuerdas (Chile), Festival Internacional de Guitarra Solistas del Mundo (Venezuela), Festival Internacional Guitarras Latinas (Paraguay), International Guitar Festival Niccolò Paganini (Italia), Naxos International Guitar Festival (Grecia), Guitar Art Festival (Serbia), entre muchos otros.


Ha sido solista de las orquestas más importantes de México así como de reconocidas cameratas y ensambles de Estados Unidos, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile e Italia.


Artistas como Ernesto Cordero, Roland Dyens, Julio César Oliva, Guillermo Diego, Ernesto García De León, Bertrand Chavarría y Miguel Aragón Briales le han dedicado diversos arreglos y composiciones para su instrumento; asimismo, ha realizado numerosos estrenos de obras de artistas como Andrew York y Máximo Diego Pujol.


Actualmente, el maestro Madrigal imparte la cátedra de guitarra en la Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila y desde 1996 funge como director del Festival Internacional de Guitarra de México, mismo que es considerado como uno de los más grandes eventos guitarrísticos del mundo, llevándose a cabo en diversas ciudades del Estado de Coahuila de Zaragoza.

 

Behind the Music

A story submerged in sound

Considered by international critics as one of the best Mexican guitarists for his great musical sense and his extraordinary interpretive technique. Due to the power of the sound emanated from his guitar, the legendary Cuban musician Leo Brouwer, when hearing to him for the first time, baptized him like “Hands of Lead”.


Originally from Torreón, Coahuila. He offered his first public presentation at the age of 8 years. Student of maestro Pedro Sergio Salcedo in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León and of the eminent Spanish guitarist Ángel Romero in San Diego, California. In the city of Sevilla, Spain, he completed his postgraduate studies in guitar technique and perfection under the instruction of the renowned guitarist María Esther Guzmán.


In 1990, he was placed as the best guitarist in the XXXIII International Course of Spanish Music in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for which he was awarded the Rosa Sabater prize.


He has performed with great success in the most important rooms and music venues of the Mexican Republic, highlighting the Main Hall of the Palace of Fine Arts, as well as in many cities of the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece and Serbia, within the most recognized international guitar festivals, such as Hispanoamerican Guitar Festival (Mexico), Guitar Foundation of America Convention (USA), Havana International Guitar Festival (Cuba), UPR International Guitar Cycle (Puerto Rico), International Guitar Festival Entrecuerdas (Chile), International Guitar Festival Soloists of the World (Venezuela), International Festival of Latin Guitars (Paraguay), International Guitar Festival Niccolò Paganini (Italy), Naxos International Guitar Festival, Guitar Art Festival (Serbia), and many others.


He has been a soloist of the most important orchestras in Mexico as well as renowned chambermaids and ensembles from the United States, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile and Italy.


Artists such as Ernesto Cordero, Roland Dyens, Julio César Oliva, Guillermo Diego, Ernesto García De Leon, Bertrand Chavarría and Miguel Aragón Briales have dedicated him various arrangements and compositions for his instrument, and has made numerous premieres of works by artists such as Andrew York and Maximo Diego Pujol.


At present, Madrigal teaches guitar at the Autonomous University of Coahuila and since 1996 he has been the director of the International Guitar Festival of Mexico, which is considered one of the greatest guitar events in the world and it’s based in the State of Coahuila, Mexico.

 

Biografía

Biography