Fernando Cordas guitar

The program includes works by Franz Schubert, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro and Jorge Morel, among others.

About Fernando Cordas:

Riscado Cordas (The Hague, 1975) is a leading contemporary guitarist. He is particularly praised for his virtuosity, lyricism and historical awareness; the latter supported by his extensive knowledge of the 19th century guitar repertoire.

Cordas studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he obtained his Master's degree cum laude in 2003, with two distinctions. In 1999 Cordas was awarded a grant by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund to have a concert guitar built by luthier Nicolaas van der Waals. The opportunity to replace guitar legend Pepe Romero in a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez gave Cordas the opportunity to perform this concerto with various orchestras, including the Orchester Philharmonique de Strassbourg and the Noord Nederlands Orkest.

Cordas' ongoing research into the role of the guitar in the 19th century – both by doing archival research and by making arrangements of works by great 19th century composers – resulted in some wonderful projects. Cordas strives to expand and deepen the solo and ensemble repertoire for guitar.

With guitarist Izhar Elias, Cordas has formed Duo Elias-Cordas since 2005 and plays every season for well-filled halls at home and abroad.

Fernando Cordas is a teacher at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and specializes in guiding young top talent. In this capacity he is frequently active as a jury member and committee member for exams at conservatories as well as for competitions and guitar festivals.



03 Mar 2024


14:00 - 15:00
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