Pablo Ortiz

Guitarist Costarricense

Illuminations of Don Quixote

Posted on Aug 1, 2016

Illuminations of Don Quixote

In the month of July 2016, Heredia Symphony Orchestra presents its latest album “Fire”, in which Pablo Ortiz plays solo concert for guitar and orchestra “Illuminations of Don Quixote” Spanish master Manuel Angulo.    ...

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Pablo Ortiz in Castilla La Mancha TV

Posted on Sep 29, 2014

Pablo Ortiz in Castilla La Mancha TV

In the month of July 2014 Pablo Ortiz appeared on Spanish television Castilla La Mancha TV, in which I had the opportunity to share some of his extensive career as a guitarist / composer and interpret Latin American music to delight the ears of the Spanish viewing public.    ...

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With own label

Posted on Mar 15, 2012

With own label

A Monestel Pablo Ortiz was not enough that his image scour the world in the form of postage stamp, now has his own label name, after Manuel Rodriguez and Sons, one of the most prestigious brands of Spanish guitars and more fame and international production, read this dedicated musician, guitarist and academics from the School of Music at the National University (A), an exclusive model with your name. The guitarra Modelo FG Pablo Ortiz, Ortiz recently presented itself at NAMM, the most important and largest convention of music and musicians from the United States, where his guitar was very popular and the best connoisseurs comments. Early last year the French government designed a stamp on guitarists in the world and Ortiz was chosen to be part of this exclusive edition, that now goes around the world in recognition of the dedication and promotion Ortiz has given Costa Rican and Latin American music in the last 30 years. Pride did not take long for Ortiz again fill with pride not only to the ONE, but the country, to become one of the few guitarists and musician who has his own label. "I consider myself honored to a Spanish factory in both global prestige has dedicated me a special guitar model. I think this is good for the country and the national guitar ", commented an emotional Ortiz, while said "this is definitely an award and recognition for a job that has been done for many years and in which I have always tried to make up the name of my country and my university". Manuel Rodriguez and Sons, Founded in 1905, is the daughter of the School of Madrid and descendant of a long history of famous and renowned luthier luthiers height Torres and Hauser, as well as Manuel Rodriguez said Mr., father of the present head of the dynasty Rodriguez, in his book Art and Craft of Making Guitars. Ortiz said his relationship with Manuel Rodriguez III began in 1999, at a concert he performed at the House of America, Madrid. Since then, Rodriguez invited annually guitarist playing at events in Spain and Europe, where it represents and executes this instrument violin. "Little by little...

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Perfect amalgamation: Castillo & Ortiz

Posted on Aug 16, 2011

Perfect amalgamation: Castillo & Ortiz

By Maria Fernanda Sandoval. "Music is the art of combining sounds good in time". What happens when a violin and a guitar bind? Undoubtedly appear on stage and José Aurelio Castillo Pablo Ortiz celebrating life, rescuing songs and melodies ... This is the daily work of two great musicians, those in the path of life, many years ago and today they met, After a successful career and learning are united by music, friendship, family and two instruments: violin and guitar. When Ortiz Castillo and interpret not only an aesthetic experience live music in the listener, but witnesses live music stimulates emotions, thoughts and ideas. For them the music symbolizes a way of life and expression. Beyond a professional work, It is an adventure that inspires them daily and helps them develop personally, professionally and spiritually. We confess that was the instrument who elected. They are in love with the sound of these, those who captivate with their sounds. When everyone plays their respective instruments strings, realize that there are music fibers that vibrate and complement them. "Enjoyed it" will reflect Pablo Ortiz. His music has reached beyond our borders from America to Europe. They have original music, Costa Rican music arrangements and notes also interpret other great composers. Whenever you are on stage or in the privacy of a room making music make your own style, ensuring seduce the ears and hearts of listeners. Playing music is a delight and, catharsis, a great gift. However, both agree that there is no better detail, or special expertise, to have the pleasure of seeing the public to enjoy. The greatest gift for them is to receive the applause. Which is a very important recognition, is a valuable prize that touches their emotions when they are with their instruments. The connection is created between the audience and performers is one of the greatest pleasures to have chosen music as a profession. Last 13 and 14 August delighted us in a serenade for mothers, it was a waste of melodies penetrated very deeply into the audience. Starting next Thursday 18 August, we will have great ...

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Critical Music: ¿Director of the metronome?

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

Critical Music: ¿Director of the metronome?

Soloist. Costa Rica's Pablo Ortiz was brilliant on guitar Apart from performance sensitive, precise and diligent Costa Rican Pablo Ortiz, as soloist in the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, opus 67, del inglés Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006), I received few musical aesthetic satisfactions-tenth of the official season concert of the National Symphony Orchestra (UN). With the Russian Mark Kadin on the podium as guest conductor, function was held on Friday 22, at the National Theatre (TN), to a rather small audience. Two known pieces completed the program: early, Adagio for Strings, in B minor, opus 11, the American Samuel Barber (1910-1981); al final, the Symphonie fantastique, opus 14, del francés Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), both executed by the OSN often. Arnold y Ortiz. The agile and timely interpretation of Ortiz did not deserve the support and careless indifference to her by the Director. Arnold composed the work in 1957 and dedicated to the famous British guitarist Julian Bream, that premiered two years later. It is a melodious piece, composed in the traditional three movements, masterfully orchestrated and neat and idiomatic writing for the guitar. It is noticeable the influence of jazz, especially in the middle movement slow, a kind of dirge in memory of Franco-gypsy Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), The great jazz guitarist. In the function, Pablo Ortiz played it for the first time in the country and, also, absent a cadenza in part for exclusive showcasing of solo, self-released a stamp, interposed between the movement and the second movement conclusive. His was also tip that responded to the warm applause, Air corridor, evoking the typical Costa Rican tunes. Barber. Initially, section OSN arcs produced a polished sound and toned in Samuel Barber Adagio, the original version for string quartet dates from 1936 and this expanded version of 1938. However, Kadin in reading lacked impetus to elegiac music course and static flow expressionless metronomic rhythm imposed by the director frustrated the emotional intensity of the climax of the piece. Berlioz. After intermediate, something similar happened with the works of Berlioz, released in 1830, bearing the title episode in the life of an artist, and that is a milestone in the further evolution of ...

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Pablo Ortiz in the world

Posted on May 1, 2010

Pablo Ortiz in the world

The image of the guitarist and professor at UNA, Pablo Ortiz, travels the world as a postage stamp, as an acknowledgment that the French government awarded him the artist for the promotion of the Costa Rican and Latin American music in this country and in Europe. Recently the Government of France, through the Post Office, designó a Patrick Lanusse, professor at the Conservatory of Pau in southern France, design a stamp on the world guitarritas. The same Lanusse, proposed teacher Ortiz, to be part of this exclusive edition postal stamps. "The issuance of this stamp postal volumes me by surprise, Lanusse because the teacher sent my name to the contest without me knowing, and recently, My biggest surprise was when a friend sent me an email, commenting on the seal and then I got a letter, where in came postmarked ", Ortiz said, who met guitarist and professor Lanusse, in a seminar several years ago in France. "The teacher was impressed much Lanusse Latin American music and especially to know the Costa Rican music, while in the last four years I've played a duet with him in many places in France and Spain, and including the invité in Costa Rica, where we offered some gigs at the Eugene O'Neil Theater and gave a seminar for guitar students at the National University. The teacher Ortiz, has been one of the few Costa Rican music promoters in Europe and especially in France, even did the musical arrangement of the song "Sweet Cane grinding pa", José Daniel Zúñiga, the what is considered the first formal arrangement of this song. For next year, Master Ortiz and Patrick Lanusse, has scheduled a series of concerts in France with two guitars, and a concert with the Orchestra of Pau. Pablo Ortiz, He is regularly invited as a teacher to give seminars and master classes on guitar, Costa Rican music and rhythms of Latin America in the United States, Europe, Asia and America. Born in San Jose autodidact, Pablo Ortiz, He started playing guitar at 8 years being self-taught until the 13 years which is when he wins a scholarship to study music at the Conservatorio de Castella. That began studying guitar with the Spanish master Valentin Bielsa. Upon returning to Spain the master Bielsa, leaves recommended to work as ...

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