Chilean-born, Victor Martinez Parada is recognised as one of the world’s finest classical Latin-American avant-garde solo guitarists. An accomplished performer, composer and teacher, he has an extensive list of music in his repertoire, ranging from classical to modern to South American folk to avant-garde. He has composed pieces for solo guitar, ensembles including duos, trios, quartets, sextets and also for guitar & ensemble and guitar quartet & symphony orchestra.
Classically trained, over the course of his career he has developed a unique style which generates a world of sound by interpreting music from the classics, folk, jazz, country and pop using multiple techniques. By listening to his fantasies on pop tunes such as Stevie Wonder’s ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’, Daniel Alomia Roble’s ‘El Condor Pasa’, Laura Branigan’s ‘Self-Control’ and Harold Arlen’s ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ you will understand not only how music has shaped him but also how he has shaped music. Audiences cherish his performances which reflect a professional music career spanning more than 50 years.
After nurturing the musical careers of his family and touring the world for many years with his sons Andro and Dauno Martinez as the guitar trio, Martinez Akustica, Victor Martinez Parada has returned to his roots and is taking his unique talent back on the road as a soloist.
A performance by Victor Martinez Parada is not to be missed. He is a musician’s musician who plays from the heart.
‘The Chilean Hendrix’ – Syke on Stage