Anabel Montesinos, one of the leading figures of the classical guitar worldwide, “a promising star of the classical guitar”, as said by Maestro Antón García Abril after have listened Ms. Montesinos at her age of fifteen years old, is a winner of several major international guitar competitions like the Francisco Tárrega in Spain and the Michele Pittaluga in Alessandria, Italy. Her musical expression and taste has blowed the audience wherever she has performed.
Anabel Montesinos started the music education at the age of five and with the guitar at the age of six. She was presented after few months as a wonder child and few years later presented in the same way in Mallorca, performing a solo recital at her age of eleven-twelve. Ms. Montesinos has recorded for the radio and television in Spain, Poland, Italy, and Sweden. Many prizes at international major competitions went to her opening the doors to the Naxos Classic Label where she could record her first album with a romantic period repertory. This CD was acclaimed by the international press and was chosen by the British Airlines as a part of the musical program in flights overseas.
Anabel Montesinos has shared concerts with Paco de Lucía, presenting “the other side of the Spanish guitar” music where she received standing ovasion in Uppsala, Sweden. She has performed as a soloist with the Philharmonic of Moscow, Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, Philharmonic of Turin, Phil. of Monterrey, in México, Phil. of Madrid, Phil. of Oulu, in Finland, just to mention some.
Montesinos’s 2011 tour started at the Carnegie Hall where she received a standing ovasion. She plays with a Simon Marty guitar and lives in Austria. Her second album, also produced by the Naxos Label will come out next September 2011. Anabel Montesinos is a Savarez artist.