Joaquín Clerch


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The Cuban guitar player Joaquín Clerch was born on August 8, 1965 in Havana, where years later he was awarded one of the most prestigious art awards granted by the Cuban government, “Orden por la Cultura Nacional”.

He studied guitar, music and composition in his homeland and in 1989 completed his studies in the Instituto Superior de Arte. In 1990 Joaquín Clerch continued studying overseas, at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, where he was Eliot Fisk’s guitar student and where he studied early music with Anthony Spiri and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In 1991 Clerch finished his studies in Salzburg with honors and received an award for outstanding artistic achievement granted by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. Also in 1991, he began his international teaching career, first as assistant to Professor Fisk at the Mozarteum and later teaching at the Munich Conservatory. Since 1999 he has been teaching guitar classes at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Dusseldorf.

''Joaquin Clerch is probably one of the world’s, if not, the leading guitar players of his generation.'' (Eliot Fisk)