Sebastian Caldas Zeballos

”I was born in Uruguay in 1977 moved to Sweden at the age of two. I started playing classical guitar in Malmö when I was nine and knew very early that I would dedicate the rest of my life to music. My formal education was first in Spain where I studied with maestro Marco Socias at Musikene, the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country. There I got a Higher Diploma in Music with classical guitar as specialty in musical Performance in 2006. In 2004 I recieved second prize in the International Guitar Competition of Azpiazu in the duos modality, in San Sebastián, Spain.

I continued my studies at Piteå Musikhögskola at the Master Program in Music Performance that I will finish in April with the presentation of the thesis. This thesis has been a phenomenology of the collaboration with composer Sara Varas. It also resulted in an edited recording with Daphne Records distributed by Naxos Sweden that was released at Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien on 25th November 2011 in Stockholm. The recording includes compositions of XX century composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Antonio José Palacios, José Luis Merlín and Máximo Diego Pujol. I presented the album in Uppsala, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Colonia and Montevideo (Uruguay) in several concerts.

The reviews have been very positive in Swedish media.

In 2013 I made a recording with mainly music by Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo, as well as an original composition for guitar named, Nowruz en Göteborg that had premiere in the Nowruz festival in Gothenburg in march 24th 2013, in Artisten in a collaborative project including dancers, flamenco musicians, singers, percussionists. The recording is expected to be
released in autumn 2014.

This year as I mentioned before I have been engaged in a project named Moving Horizons, involving candombe percussionists with the support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committeé that finished with a DVD production, studio recordings and two concerts in Uruguay, in Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. The DVD can be watched on youtube in its whole.

The impact this collaboration has had on me is that deep, that it has opened an intense desire of continuing exploring this interactive work. I speak English, Spanish and Swedish fluently which is a must in order to communicate with the musicians."


MAIN PERFORMANCES

  • 2015 Moving Horizons II. The collaboration project with percussionists travels to Sweden supported by Musikverket.
  • 2015 Hedekas Bibliotek, Musik i Bibliotek.
  • 2015 Hedekas, Ålderdomshem. 
  • 2015 Nowruz CD to be released in spring this year, with Daphne Records.
  • 2014 My Shadow too, Collaboration project with GVE and composer Jonas Müthing.
  • 2014 Moving Horizons en el Teatro Bastión del Carmen, Colonia del Sacramento.
  • 2014 Moving Horizons en la Sala Zitarrosa, Montevideo.
  • 2014 Proyecto Moving Horizons con Apoyo de ”Swedish Arts Grants Committeé” (Comité Sueco de Apoyo al Arte)
  • 2013 First Fine Food Fair, Pueblo Garzón, Uruguay.
  • 2013 Indigo Atlantida
  • 2013 Gabbana Bay, Punta del Este
  • 2013 Nowruz Festival Gotemburgo, Suecia
  • 2013 No1 Guitarshop,Gotemburg, Suecia.
  • 2013 Grabación del 2o disco ”Nowruz” en estudio Svensson, Borås.
  • 2012 Sociad de Guitarra y Laud Sueco,e 45o Festival de GuitarraIngesunds Musikhögskola. Liten Gitarrakademi,Concierto y Masterclasses.
  • 2012 Bogesunds Gitarrklubb. Concert and Clinic. 13/5
  • 2012 No1 Guitarstore. Concert-Clinic. Gothenburg 28/3 a
  • 2012 1 April Kammarmusiken Borås.
  • 2011 Entrevista y promoción en SODRE, cond. NumaMoraes y escande.
  • 2011 Promoción del disco Guitara Negra en Hola Vecinos, canal 10.
  • 2011 Conciertos en Amsterdam, Mezrab y La Luna, restaurant.
  • 2011 Concierto en Uppsala, Suecia, presentación de Guitarra Negra
  • 2011 Presentación del disco Guitarra Negra en Nybrokajen , Estocolmo.
  • 2011 Grabación  estreno de la obra Guitarra Negra Homenaje a Alfredo Zitarrosa obra encargada a la compositora Sara Varas para Guitarra y sexteto NeoRecording dirigido por el director sueco Petter Sundqvist.
  • 2011 Concierto de Aranjuez junto al pianista Mårten Landström en Piteå,
  • 2010 Concierto para el consulado de Chile en Gotemburgo, en la Bilblioteca estatal.
  • 2010 Concierto organizado por la embajada de Uruguay y el Departamento 20 de Gotemburgo
  • 2010 Concierto de Aranjuez- en Marks Gymnasium.
  • 2009 Studio ACUSTICUM  junto al clarinetista sueco-norteaericano Marcus Forss
  • 2009Studio ACUSTICUM, Piteå. Concierto de Guitarra Solo “ Vientos de  Agua”
  • 2008 Kållered Kyrka, Gotemburgo. Con dúo Habana2440, guitarra y violin.
  • Sankta Elisabeths Folkhögskola. Concierto Guitarra.
  • 2007 Festival Laguardia y sus épocas, Laguardia, España.
  • 2007 Kortedala Forum. Consejo Consultivo Uruguayo de Gotemburgo, coincidiendo la fecha con el 182 aniversario de la Independencia en Uruguay.
  • 2007 Blue Chip. Concierto de Guitarra Solo. 
  • 2007 Participación Concurso Internacionales en Coblenza y Miami,
  • 2006 Sala de Congresos Kursaal, San Sebastián, España.
  • 2006 Sala de conciertos Hotel Igueldo, San Sebastián. 
  • 2004 2do Premio in  Concurso Internacional de   Guitarra Azpiazu. a dúo con el guitarrista uruguayo Rodrigo Prada.

 

 

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