About Néstor

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Néstor Benito is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique, he has a temperament that allows him to project with enormous force to the public each of his performances" (Paris Match).

He was born in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 14, the Day of the Americas. This coincidence would be an omen of his musical life, since decades later he would become an ambassador of Argentine and Latin American music for guitar.

At the age of six, he began his guitar studies with Maestro José Franchini. With him he studied, worked and shared a great friendship for 22 years. His permanent interest in learning and deepening his musical knowledge led him to study composition and orchestra conducting with Maestro Peter Herz.

He began his professional career at age 17, performing in the most important concert halls, radio and television rooms in Argentina, receiving excellent support and praise from the press.

Faced with the need for greater sound resources on the guitar, taking the Maestro Narciso Yepes as an example, he commissioned the construction of a 10-string guitar from the prestigious luthier José Yacopi, who then introduced him to Narciso Yepes and immediately began to study with him the secrets of this exciting instrument.

He recorded his first album "Obras", in tribute to the masters José Franchini and Eduardo Falú. It was produced by Argentine musician and composer Litto Nebbia for the Melopea record label.
For his work on this album, he was sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) to participate in the international cycle "Performers and Composers of the Americas," through which he shared radio and television programs with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and also with other international musicians.


"Néstor Benito is one of those guitarists who have managed to go beyond the boundaries of music..."


The Grafic - Newspaper - Mexico

 

Following the suggestions of the masters Narciso Yepes and Eduardo Falú, he created the project “ The guitar in Argentina & Latin America” with the purpose of spreading to unpublished or little-known important composers and works for guitar. As part of this project, he made the first world recording of Eduardo Falú's “Suite Argentina” in the original version for solo guitar. He also premiered the complete work for guitar by José Franchini, dedicated to him; and works and arrangements by the Argentine composers Carlos Padró, Saúl Cosentino, Antonio Luzzi, by the Nicaraguan Enrique Téllez, and the Salvadoran Carlos Payés.
For his guitar work and dissemination of Latin American music with "The Guitar in Argentina & Latin America", the Republic of Honduras distinguished him with the "Honor of Merit" medal.

Néstor Benito makes frequent world tours, mainly in the United States and Latin America. Many of them are sponsored by the General Direction of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic.

 


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