An Evening with World-Class Guitarist ANDRES LAPRIDA
Music of Tom Jobim, Astor Piazzolla & Baden Powell by Andrés Laprida
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Andrés LAPRIDA is a guitarist/composer from Argentina, who lives in New York, and has achieved a remarkable exposure through a wide range of assignments. His prolific work as a performer, composer, and producer keeps earning a highly enthusiastic response —from musicians, audience and critics— ever since the great Brazilian music masters Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, and Toquinho introduced him to the public at a very early age. With a very personal sound and technique, Mr. Laprida has taken his music around the world in a variety of contexts —concert halls, jazz festivals, theatre, music seminars, ballet, film, television, radio, and the recording industry.
AS A TV COMPOSER/PRODUCER, Mr. Laprida has collaborated with the soundtracks of Highlander, the Raven (New York, 2000) and Euroland (RAI/Rome, 2002). His film-scoring works include the Award–Winner documentary In the Absence of Peace (New York, 1998), the Award–Winner campaign Ilumina una vida (New York, 1990), and the films One Time (Buenos Aires, 1990), Minas de Ouro Preto (Rio de Janeiro, 1989), and Un sueño realizado (Buenos Aires, 1987). HIS EXPERIENCE IN THEATRE includes original music for the play Geography of Desire, written and directed by Oscar Award Winner Jamie Sanchez, and performed at the Lee Strasberg Actors’ Studio. Also a performance with Oscar Award Winner Norma Aleandro at La Mamma Theater in New York City in Sobre el amor, cuentos sobre el amor, a compilation of texts by Federico Garcia Lorca. BESIDES HIS CD WORKS —Latin Heart, Sortilegio, and Songs of the Moon, Mr. Laprida has participated on recordings with Don Alias, Gato Barbieri, Catherine Bott, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Eric Calvi, Anthony Cox, DJ Spooky, Mark Egan, Julie Eigenberg, Chango Farias Gomez, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Manolo Juarez, New London Consort Orchestra, Agustin Pereyra Lucena, Guillermo Reuter, Phillipe Saisse, Alejandro Santos, Jaime Torres, Victor Lewis, and many others.
MR. LAPRIDA HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED five classical music pieces by the prestigious music publisher Les Editions du Chant du Monde ¬–Florinda (pour grand orgue, 2000) recorded by Hervé Desarbre, and Olivier Vernet; Confidencias (pour cordes, 2004) and Vanidad de las riquezas (pour orgue, bandoneon et cordes, 2005) both premiered in Paris by the ensemble Stringendo conducted by Jean Thorel; and O Carnaval (pour chœur a capella, 2008) and Samba! (pour orgue, 2011) premiered in Paris, directed by Etienne Ferchaud.
AS A PERFORMER, his international tours – solo or with The Andres Laprida Group – include his original compositions, as well as a large repertoire of classics from renowned Brazilian and American composers. For further information about this artist, please visit: ANDRES LAPRIDA's Official website for listening to music and seeing video samples of this artist.