Alí Arango wins the Segovia Competition 2017 with an Alhambra guitar

  • Ali Arango wins the Segovia Contest 2017

    He is one of the most prominent guitarists of his generation and has a bright future.

    This Cuban guitarist and composer has shown to be one of the referents in the guitar world. With the first prize in the Andrés Segovia International Competition, Alí Arango has reached a staggering total of 20 prizes in international competitions.

    Apart from the Andrés Segovia Competition, it is relevant to mention other contests such as the Alhambra International Guitar Competition, the Havana’s, the Miguel Llobet’s, the competition of the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, and many others up to a total of twenty.

    Moreover, in Arango’s possession, there are also several recordings of albums, as well as tours of different countries. We would like to highlight some destinations such as Spain, Cuba and China.

    A virtuoso with great expressiveness and good sound.

    Alí Arango is a virtuoso on the guitar, who has several relevant characteristics. Some of the values of this artist are the great expressiveness in the performance, combined with a powerful and cared sound.

    It is precisely in the study of sound, you can say that he is an expert, and the results are obvious. The different nuances achieved in his performances and in his compositions, show an excellent guitarist.

    As a composer

    In his facet of composer, it is important to highlight works for a single guitar, duos and pieces in chamber format, among others.

    In addition, he works with the fusion of Cuban, contemporary and jazz music in his compositions. An interesting mix which brings a great personality to his work.

    Alhambra Guitar - Vilaplana Series NT model

    To achieve this new challenge, which has been materialized in the first prize of the Andrés Segovia Competition, Alí Arango has chosen an Alhambra guitar -Vilaplana NT Series model.

    A guitar made by the luthier José María Vilaplana and his team. This guitar was made using Palosanto from India for the sides and the back, and a selected cedar top, along with careful details, and sound characteristics which are the result of a long experience in the construction of guitars.

    According to Alí Arango: "When I play this guitar, I feel encouraged, because it satisfies the requirements of power and timbre in the sound. It gets a wide range of nuances in sound. It adapts to the way I play it. "