Perf de Castro for Buwan ng Wika and live concert at SM City Marikina and Taytay

Sunday, August 2, 2009

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From Rivermaya to Wolfgang - to being awarded one of NU107's Guitarists of the Year! And now, one of the worlds’ very few 10-String Guitarists! Our very own multi-awarded, and guitar master - PERF DE CASTRO returns home to wow audiences in a full concert of outstanding
guitar virtuosity.

Hailed as one of the best Filipino guitarists by fans and critics alike, Perfecto De Castro now takes his career to the World Stage, his time performing at SM City Marikina on August 7 and SM City
Taytay on August 9, both at 5:00pm. These afternoons of solo classical guitar will feature music from Perfecto’s critically-acclaimed CD, “A Journey through 10 Strings.”

An active concert performer for over 20 years, Perfecto has enjoyed a musically-diverse career: from conquering the Philippine Rock Music Scene with platinum-selling recordings and sold out concert tours to performing beautiful and passionate solo classical guitar in concert
venues across the United States and Asia.

His instrument of choice, the Ten-string classical guitar, affords him a wider musical range and colorful sonority that transforms each piece, raising them to a higher level of musical potential not usually heard on a standard 6-string guitar.

At the core of his repertoire, lies the rich and appealing blend of Eastern and Western musical influences…. from the simplistic beauty of indigenous Ethnic melodies and challenging rhythms of Folk dances… to Spanish-flavored Art Songs and contemporary fusion of all aforementioned elements. Perfecto collaborates with composers all over the world to add to the repertoire of the ten-string Guitar. To date, he has received new works from Spain, the UK, Italy, the USA and the Philippines; most of which are dedicated to him.

Released in January 2007, Perfecto’s CD “A Journey through 10 Strings” has been well-received by listeners and critics alike. UK’s Classical Guitar Magazine declares that “De Castro plays with elegance, sensitivity, tonal clarity and finesse”. A CDBaby buyer’s review states “The depth and purity of the sound he coaxes - apparently effortlessly - out of his 10-string guitar is breathtaking. This is a simply beautiful album.”

Perfecto is currently based in Azusa, CA. He maintains, aside from his concert schedule, a roster of over 40 guitar students of various musical styles.

So be at SM City Taytay & SM City Marikina this July and get a chance to experience these rare performances!

For inquiries, call SM City Taytay at 661.2033-37 or email smttmarketing@gmail.com or SM City Marikina at 447.1686, 477.1688-90 or email smmkmarketing@gmail.com.

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