Project
"The Guitar in Argentina & Latin America"

 

Following the suggestions of masters Narciso Yepes and Eduardo Falú, Néstor Benito created the project “LA GUITARRA EN ARGENTINA & LATINOAMÉRICA” (The Guitar in Argentina & Latin America) with the purpose of promoting important composers and their unpublished or little known works for guitar.

Within the framework of this project, Néstor made the first international 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 Néstor Benito, as well as works and arrangements by Argentine composers Carlos Padró, Saúl Cosentino, Antonio Luzzi, the Nicaraguan Enrique Téllez, and the Salvadoran Carlos Payés.

State Press Magazine (Phoenix - USA)

Under the auspices of the General Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic, Néstor Benito has made international tours presenting "The Guitar in Argentina & Latin America" at theaters and universities in Chicago, St. Louis, Missouri, Branson, Indiana, Michigan, Los Angeles, Fullerton, Pomona, Brea, Santa Ana, Arizona, Washington DC in the United States; Mexico City , Tepeji del Río, Actopan, Hidalgo, Guadalajara, Xalapa and Veracruz in Mexico; Bogota in Colombia; San Salvador and Suchitoto in El Salvador; Managua in Nicaragua; and Panama City in Panama.

He has also participated in festivals such as the 7th International Guitar Festival of "LA CAPILLA", in Mexico City, the International Festival JUNIO MUSICAL in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and the Permanent International Art Festival of Suchitoto, El Salvador, as well as in radio and television programs, including Education Radio, University Radio, XEW Radio and TV Televisa, Mexico; TTVES Television of El Salvador; Channel 6 Managua, Nicaragua; RTA Radio and Television Argentina.

In addition, he has given master classes on Argentine and Latin American music, interpretation and guitar techniques, at Arizona State University, Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Music Department, Scottsdale Music Department, Arizona; the International Education Program (USA), California State University, Fullerton, Los Angeles in the USA; University of Veracruz (Faculty of Music) in Xalapa, Mexico; National University of Colombia; CONCULTURA of El Salvador; and the Panamanian Guitar Circle in Panama.

The first album of the project “"THE GUITAR IN ARGENTINA" included works by José Franchini, Néstor Benito and Eduardo Falú, published by Cosentino - IRCO VIDEO S.R.L / Argentina.


Néstor Benito is currently in the process of recording a new album “"THE GUITAR IN EL SALVADOR" with the complete works for guitar by the Salvadoran composer Carlos Payés.