Ignacio Rodes

Ignacio Rodes (born 24 August 1961 in Alicante, Spain) is a Spanish Classical guitarist.

Ignacio Rodes, Spanish Classical guitarist


Ignacio Rodes started the guitar studies with his mother when he was 8, then went to the Conservatory of Alicante where he studied with José Tomás between 1983 and 1986. He got a scholarship to study in London. Ignacio Rodes is currently Professor of the Conservatory of Alicante[1] and director in the Guitar Master of Guitar Performance the University of Alicante.[2]


Since his debut at the Wigmore Hall (London) in 1986, he has performed at international festivals in most of the European countries, USA and South America. He has played in very prestigious concert halls including Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Alice Tully Hall (New York), Performing Art’s Center (San Francisco), Great Philharmonic Hall (St, Petersburg), Chopin’s Museum (Warsaw), Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Sala Nezahualcoyotl (México), Opera Theatre of Cairo... Rodes has broadcast on many European and American television and radio stations.


He has appeared as soloist with:

  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Belgrade Philharmonic
  • Hartford Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestre de Picardie
  • Camerata Hermitage of Saint Petersburg
  • Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra
  • Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona
  • Real Filharmonía de Galicia
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife


First Prize winner of five international competitions, including the prestigious ‘Andrés Segovia[3]’, ‘Francisco Tárrega’ and ‘José Ramirez’.


Discography includes five Cds published by Opera Tres, EMEC, Fundación de Música Contemporánea and EMI classics.


  1. ^ Alicante, Conservatorio de. "Conservatory of Alicante. Teachers list". www.csmalicante.es. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2015-02-20.
  2. ^ Alicante, Universidad de. "Guitar Master. Alicante University". master-guitarra-alicante.com/.
  3. ^ ABC, Diario. Diario ABC. Ignacio Rodes winner of Andres Segovia competition. 1983 "Ignacio Rodes ganador del Concurso Andrés Segovia". {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  4. ^ Herrera, Francisco (2011). Enciclopedia de la Guitarra. Valencia. Spain.: Piles. ISBN 9788495026835.
  5. ^ Cowan, Rob (Apr 2011). "Brilliant recollections". Gramophone. 88 (1069): 96.

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