Roberto Limón, guitar
Acclaimed at his Alice Tully Hall debut by the NY Times as an “…excellent guitarist”, Roberto Limón was nominated for a 2001 Latin Grammy Award for his Tango Mata Danzón Mata Tango CD; and has premiered and been the recipient of the dedication of over 70 works.
As a solo artist, he has performed extensively throughout Spain, Uruguay, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Korea, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, the United States, and Mexico. His solo concert appearances include the Leningrad State Chamber Orchestra; the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra; the Lithuania and Czech Republic National Symphony Orchestras; the San Antonio, San Diego, and Pacific Symphony Orchestras; and with all the major Orchestras in Mexico including the National Symphony Orchestra.
A noted chamber musician, Mr. Limón toured Korea and Mexico as a member of the Angel Romero Guitar Quartet, and has collaborated with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano and the Cuarteto Carlos Chavez. Solo festival appearances include the Thailand Guitar Festival; Volos Guitar Festival in Greece; Caroso Festival della Chitarra in Latina, Italy; and the Tenerife and Canarias Internacionales Festivales de Guitarra in Spain.
His academic experience includes 12 years as Academic Chair in Guitar in the Escuela Superior de Musica del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, as well as master classes in universities and international festivals in Europe, United States, Asia, Latin American, and Mexico. Mr. Limón serviced for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Orchestra of Baja California and was the founder and Artistic Director for 20 years of the prestigious Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra.
A distinguished recording artist, Mr. Limón’s Tango Mata Danzón Mata Tango CD was nominated in 2001 for a Latin Grammy Award and won Best Album 2001 by the Unión de Críticos de Música y Teatro in Mexcio City. Other recordings include volumes 3, 6, 7, 14, and 16 of The Orchestra Music of Meyer Kupferman for Soundspell Productions. A strong promoter of music by Mexican and Latin American composers, Mr. Limón has premiered and been the recipient of the dedication of over 70 works and is a member of the Mexican government’s Grupos Artísticos del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.