Dúo Mª ESTHER GUZMÁN - LUIS ORDEN
María Esther Guzmán y Luis Orden 2001/2011:
Desde sus propias personalidades musicales, hasta el equilibrio que alimenta la mágica sonoridad de la fusión “Guitarra-Flauta”, María Esther Guzmán y Luis Orden, encarnan una de las formaciones más consolidadas y “viajadas” de nuestra tierra. Lo saben auditorios de primera categoría de toda España, comenzando por sus incansables giras por Andalucía. La Sala de Radio Moscú y la mítica Sala Malí del Conservatorio Tchaikovsky, también fueron excepcionales testigos de su categoría sin fronteras, y se pusieron en pie aplaudiéndoles. 2CD´s, amplia gama de repertorios, estilos, estrenos, frecuentes apariciones en Radio Clásica... Casi 20 años tocando juntos y el prestigio plenamente conquistado. Aun así, ambos siguen disfrutando con su oficio, tanto o más que el primer día, conscientes de cuanto resta por descubrir. La travesía continúa ¿Ha sido poco o mucho tiempo? Cuestión de puntos de vista.
Mª Esther Guzmán, Sevilla. Hizo su presentación en público a los 4 años en el Teatro Lope de Vega, a los 11 obtiene el 1ºPremio en RTVE, a los 12 es escuchada por el Maestro Segovia, recibiendo sus elogios y consejos. Ha actuado en los más importantes escenarios de Europa, Africa, Asia y América. Giras y grabaciones anuales en Japón desde 1988. Ha grabado 1LP, 25CD y 4videos. Premio “Andalucía Joven de Música” 1994. En 1988 Homenaje en JJ.MM. de Sevila por sus “Bodas de Plata” con la Música. Premio de la revista RITMO por su CD de Arcas. En 2002 fue nombrada Académica Numeraria de Bellas Artes de Sta. Isabel de Hungría de Sevilla. Es profesora de la Escuela “Amadeus” de Sevilla, e imparte clases magistrales en España y en el extranjero. www.mariaestherguzman.eu
Luis Orden, Sevilla. Ha participado en numerosos ciclos y salas de relevancia nacional, -Auditorio Nacional de España, la Fundación J. March, Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao- así como internacional -el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, el Conservatorio de Pekín, el Conservatorio Tchaikovsky y la Sala de la Radio en Moscú-. Ha realizado numerosos estrenos y varios compositores le han dedicado sus obras. Ha grabado dos cd’s junto a la guitarrista sevillana Mª Esther Guzmán y cuatro con el Ensemble Solistas de Sevilla. Ha sido profesor de flauta travesera durante más de dos décadas en el Conservatorio Superior de Música de Sevilla y en la actualidad lo es en el Conservatorio Profesional de Música "Cristóbal de Morales" de la misma ciudad. Es autor del libro "Fundamentos de técnica" para flauta travesera. Luis Orden es “artista internacional” de Pearl Flutes (Japan). www.luisorden.com
Considered as one of the most outstanding flute and guitar duos in Spain, María Esther Guzmán and Luís Orden have performed in several national and international concert halls: Ateneo and Centro Cultural “Conde Duque” (Madrid), ESMUC (Barcelona) Conservatories in Valencia and Seville, Centro Cultural “La Magdalena” (Córdoba), touring through Andalucía, Madrid and Cantabria in historical stages, etc. The duo had plenty of success performing in the Moscow Radio as well as the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2009. They played also in Croatia in 2012. A remarkable critic and success always accompanied them. It´s wide range repertoire includes renaissance, baroque, spanish and south american music, new age, contemporary music, etc.
They have performed several times for Radio Clásica(Spanish Public Radio)and also recorded 2 CDs along their artistic careers: “Músic for flute and guitar Vol I (2005) and Vol II (2008).
María Esther Guzmán comes from a long line of musicians on her mother’s side, the Guervós family, a surname going back to her great–grandparents, from the Netherlands, the first one of them come to Spain with Charles I’s Chapel of Music, giving rise to a musical tradition that has continued generation after generation, which extends to the present day.
Continuing the dynasty, María Esther, who was born in Seville, made her presentation in public at the age of four in the Lope de Vega Theatre, at eleven years old she won the first prize awarded by Spanish state radio and television (RTVE). At the age of twelve she played for the Maestro Andrés Segovia, who praised her playing and offered her advice.
She studied at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Seville, under America Martinez, where she graduated in 1985, winning the Extraordinary Award. She perfected her musical education with A. Carlevaro, L. Brouwer, A. Diaz and D. Russell, among others. She has won 6 National and 13 International first Prizes. She was also awarded with “Young Andalusian Musician” Culture Prize in 1994. RITMO Prize, awarded by the magazine of the same name, for her recording of the works of Julian Arcas. In 1988 she was honoured by the JJ.MM of Seville for her “Silver Anniversary” in music.
As a tireless traveller, her presence is requested by the most important stages in Europe, Asia, and America, where she takes master classes and performing both as a soloist and with orchestra, under the direction of teachers such as E.G. Asensio, L. Brouwer, C. Metters, O. Alonso, C. Florea, Pedro Halftter, Adrian Leaper.
As well as her activity as a soloist, she regularly collaborates with many groups playing chamber music, and she forms a duet with flutist Luis Orden, and the guitarist Takeshi Tezuka.
She has been annually touring and recording in Japan since 1988. She has recorded 26 CDs, 1 LP, 4 videos and 1 DVD. She has premiered pieces by Maestros M. Castillo, J. García Román , Joaquin Rodrigo, Tomas Marco, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Zulema de la Cruz and Javier Jacinto.
She has been named Numerary Member by the Royal Academy of fine Arts of St. Isabel of Hungary in Seville.
She is a teacher at the “Andalucia Musica” Special Music School in Seville.
She has been awarded the "trujamán" prize of guitar by the artistic career, delivered in the “Palau de la Música” of Valencia, Spain at the end of 2011 .
Luis Orden was born in Castelldefels (Barcelona) in 1966.
He began his studies on transverse flute at the “Conservatorio Superior de Musica” in Seville at the end of which he was noted with Distinction and awarded with the “Prize of Honour” in Chamber Music; then, he continued his musical career studing with Magdalena Martinez and Wendela van Swool. He also took part in several masterclasses with Raymond Guiot, Robert Dick and Vicens Prats.
He has performed in prestigious national and international concerts halls, such as the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Polish Radio Concert Hall in Katowice, the Spanish National Auditorium, the Gugghenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Apolo Theatre in Seville, the International Festival in Ubeda, the Juan March Foundation in Madrid, the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, etc.
Now he regularly performs with various chamber groups and orchestra: with Maria Esther Guzmán (on a guitar and flute duet); with the Ensemble Solistas de Sevilla; the Trio Pleyel; the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias and the Orquesta de Cordoba of which he has been an important guest for many years.
Many composers dedicated to him their works, some of them he played as première, as he performed too as premiére many other piecès. Lot of Luis Orden’s concerts have been transmitted by the Spanish National Radio; as a multi-talented musician he also recorded various cds. One of them was realized with the sevillan guitarist M. Esther Guzman ( LINDORO- 2004) with works by Robert Beaser, M. Castelnuovo- Tedesco, J.A. Amargos, E.Morales and A.Piazzolla; a second one with the Ensemble Solistas de Sevilla ( CGC Producciones- 2004) with works by M. de Falla, M.Castillo, T.Marco and M.Angel Gris.
His latest cd production with the Ensemble Solistas has been presented on November 2005 and it includes works composed by Luis de Pablo and Francisco Guerrero ( SELLO AUTOR, SGAE- 2005)
For the recording company “Lindoro” Luis Orden also collaborated in the making of two cds, one with Trio Pleyel (“Variations on- là ci darem la mano”. Beethoven.) the other, playing a live broadcast version of “Hamburger Sonata” by C.Ph. E. Bach. Furthermore he also worked as a player with numerous artists in recording studios realizing cds of various kind of music (flamenco, sevillana, rumba)
Now he is Professor of flute at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica Manuel Castillo in Seville.
Luis Orden is a new Pearl Flute artist.