Top tango musician gives masterclass to Perse guitarists
9 Nov 2018
Perse musicians were treated to a masterclass from renowned classical guitarist Maximo Diego Pujol.
The Argentine guitarist is one of the leading exponents of his country’s most famous musical style, tango. He has written and recorded 11 albums and performed all over the world, having started playing the instrument in his home city of Buenos Aires at the age of eight.
Maximo is rounding off a European tour with a concert at Cambridge’s St Paul’s Church tomorrow (10 November) and stopped off at The Perse to give a special recital to pupils. He then passed on his expertise to the school’s classical guitar students by showing them how to play special arrangements of traditional Argentine songs Volver (‘Return’), El Choclo (‘Corncob’) and Oro y Plata (‘Gold and Silver’).
Perse classical guitar teacher Rosie Mowatt said the guitarists were delighted to have listened to and played with Maximo.
She said: “We were extremely pleased to welcome Maximo to The Perse to play and provide workshops to our classical guitar students. He’s a really big name in the guitar world and an extremely important tango composer.
“It was great to get a big group of our guitarists together as they mostly play solo. Tango is also a style you would only play once you’ve reached Grade 8, so Maximo arranged some songs so that all our players would get something from it and they really enjoyed it.”