JUAN CARLOS ARANCIBIA NAVARRO
"An incredible Expert on the guitar" wrote the german newspaper, Westfälische Nachrichten after one of his concerts. More than 200 presentations in Germany, Peru and different Cities of Europe confirm the exceptional quality of this musician.
Carlos Navarro is one of the more active gitarists of his generation. In 1998 he started to play the guitar and in 2001 was accepted into the National Conservatory of Lima where he studied with Oscar Zamora. One year later he won the 2nd price at the “Vivace Guitar Competition” in Lima. During his time in Perú he performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchester, as member of the Old Music Ensemble of the Conservatory, and of the Aranjuez Guitar Quartett (one of the most important chamber music groups of Perú). He has played at the biggest halls in Lima and in 2005 he was teaching in one of the most important Universities in Perú(UPC). In that same year he won the 1st price on the National Guitar Competition in Arequipa.
In 2006 he moved to Germany where he studied with Prof Dale Kavanagh and Prof. Thomas Kirchhoff(Amadeus Guitar Duo) at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. Upon finishing his studies with very high marks (Diplom), he was accepted to Concert Exam which he finished 2012 with honours. In July of 2012 WDR (German TV) did a piece on him called the the exceptional guitarist. In 2015 he received his Masters in Chamber Music at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf with Prof. Joaquín Clerch.
Since coming to Germany, the young Peruvian guitarist has also received numerous awards and prizes. In 2008 he won the Advancement Award for Music for the Society to promote Westphalian Culture (GWK) and in the same year received a scholarship from the Alumni Association of the University for Musik in Detmold. In November 2010 he received the “International Prize for Young Artists” from the Volksbank Paderborn-Höxter-Detmold. As Arie Duo, with flutist Anita Farkas, he’s won the 3rd prize at the Gerhard Vogt Competition in Germany and the 2nd price at the Leopold Bellan Chamber Music Competition in Paris(France). In 2014 he recieved the 2nd prize at the Competition for Chamber Cusic with Guitar in Olsztyn with the Flutist Ania Karpowicz.
Carlos Navarro is teaching in Germany at the University in Dortmund and giving masterclasses regularly. Since 2015 is he also directing the Guitarensemble of the TU Dortmund.
The first of his CDs, with the Gran Guitarra Quartet was high aclaimed by the press. His second CD “Café”, with the flutist Anita Farkas was decribe by the German Plucked Instruments Association Magazin as "Absolutely worth the listen". Danzas is the Guitarist's 3rd CD Production. (All CDs by www.gwk-records.com)
- Classical Guitar