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Iliana Matos, Classical Guitar Virtuoso

Silicon Valley Arts Coalition
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Iliana Matos has been hailed by critics for her "powerful and intense style." María Luisa Anido, the Great Lady of Guitar, after hearing Iliana play, wrote to her: "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." Iliana Matos graduated from the National School of Art in Havana, where she studied with José Angel Pérez Puente.

She earned a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from the Superior Institute of Havana (her teachers included Rey Guerra, Miguel Bonachea and Jesús Ortega), and received a Special Diploma given to the most outstanding graduate for her artistic creative work. She continued her studies with Gabriel Estarellas at the Royal Music Conservatory of Madrid and graduated with a Master of Music Degree from de Extremadura University under Ricardo Gallén.


• Suite de Danzas Antiguas - Carlos Atilano
I Prelude
II Allemande
III Courante
IV Sarabande
V Minuet
VI Gigue
• Vals Op. 8, No 4 - Agustin B. Mangoré
• Serenata Española - Joaquin Malats
• Gran Jota - Francisco Tárrega


• Elegía a Benny More - José Antonio (Ñico) Rojas
Pipo y Arcaño
Saldiguera y Virulilla
• Divertimentos Tropicales - Eduardo Martin
I Inevitable
II Chacumbele
III Lobisón
• Danzas Rituales y Festivas - Leo Brouwer
I Danza de los Ancestros
II Glosas Camperas
III Tango Matrero