LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OF THE KOBLENZ INTERNATIONAL GUITAR ACADEMY FOR MANUEL BARRUECO
Foto Kai Myller
At irregular intervals the Koblenz International Guitar Academy presents its “Lifetime Achievement Award” to someone who has made outstanding achievements in service of the guitar.
Until now the prize has been awarded to Pepe und Celin Romero, Konrad Ragossnig, John D’Addario, Bernard Maillot, Wolf Biermann and Hubert Käppel
On Pentecost Monday, during a festive musical ceremony, students, colleagues, companions and friends will be coming together to celebrate and honour Manuel Barrueco. He has helped raise the significance of the guitar in the classical music world and advanced the instruments reputation as a fully fledged part of concert life across the globe.
Without question, Manuel Barrueco is one of the most outstanding figures in the history of the classical guitar. In 2024 he will be celebrating 50 years on stage and has been for more than two decades a regular part of the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.
We are extremely grateful to him for the work together over many years. We offer our sincerest congratulations and are looking forward to many more years together in the future.
Prof. Georg Schmitz
Koblenz Guitar Festival & Academy