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Javier Farías is currently working in a duet for classical and electric guitar, featuring jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern

Javier Farías is currently working in a duet for classical and electric guitar, featuring jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern. The music is being produced by Sebastian Rehbein and will be published in both, score and CD audio next Spring.   Mike Stern’s career spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, including six-time GRAMMY® nominee.  
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Javier Farías is currently working in a duet for classical and electric guitar, featuring jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern

The Chilean Guitar Ensemble has released its second CD

The Chilean Guitar Ensemble has released its second CD.  Under the artistic direction of Javier Farias, it includes his pieces Algo se Asoma, and Recinto de la Piedra.  Other works by Alberto Ginastera, Paquito D’Rivera, Ben Verdery, and Dan Roman are included in the CD. www.egch.cl
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The Chilean Guitar Ensemble has released its second CD

Javier Farias joins as guest artist and composes for Apollo Chamber Players

Javier Farias joins as guest artist and composes for Apollo Chamber Players the 10th commission of their program 20x2020.  The new piece is a work for string quartet and guitar inspired by Chilean, Peruvian, Bolivian, and Argentinean folk rhythms. The premiere will take place on March 31, 2017 at MATCH HOUSTON.   www.apollochamberplayers.org ANDEAN WALKABOUT Friday, March 31, 2017 |8pm ABOUT THE PROGRAM While the tango reigns as one of the most popular Latin American dances, the folk rhythms of the Andes express a unique story of the region’s indigenous heritage - of love, strife, and celebration. Award-winning Chilean composer-guitarist Javier Farias joins as guest artist and composes for Apollo the 10th commission
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Javier Farias joins as guest artist and composes for Apollo Chamber Players

New compositions by Javier Farias will be premiered at Carnegie Hall

A set of five new compositions by Javier Farias will be premiered at Carnegie Hall on April 10th.  Guitarist David Veslocki will be in charge to perform new music written for classical guitar, electric guitar, guitar ensemble, and guitar quartet.  Guest artists for this concert also include; the Alturas Duo, Jose Antonio Escobar, Andrew York, Scott Borg, and Adam Kossler.   www.carnegiehall.org
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New compositions by Javier Farias will be premiered at Carnegie Hall

Sergio and Odair Assad will premiere a new Guitar Concerto written by Javier Farias

Sergio and Odair Assad, the celebrated guitar duo, will premiere the work ELOGIO DE LA RAZA, a new Guitar Concerto written by Javier Farias, featuring the YOA Orchestra of the Americas conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.  The premiere will be in Brazil on August 1 and 2, 2017.   Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation of Harvard University, ELOGIO DE LA RAZA (Praise to the Indigenous and African roots) is a two movement work composed for two guitars and orchestra in homage to the Peruvian writer, Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936.)   The piece features two very representative rhythms from Peru: The Siku, an
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Sergio and Odair Assad will premiere a new Guitar Concerto written by Javier Farias

Chilean composer and guitarist JAVIER FARIAS is a 2014 recipient of the Fromm Music Foundation Commission from Harvard University. His catalogue includes more than sixty compositions. Some of these have won first place in some of the world’s leading composition competitions for the classical guitar including the Andrés Segovia, and the Michele Pittaluga.

Farías’ music has been performed by; L' Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Aspekte New Music Ensemble of Salzburg, VOCE Choir, Philarmonie Baden-Baden, San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, bandoneon player Daniel Binelli, the guitarist of the rock band The Police: Andy Summers; jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern, and classical guitarists: Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery, Ricardo Cobo, Emanuele Segre, Jose Antonio Escobar and Eduardo Isaac among many others.

He is the founder and the artistic director of the Chilean Guitar Ensemble.