by Daniel Hathaway
Cuban-American guitarist Edel Muñoz made his third rendezvous with the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society on Saturday, April 17. The first was a recital at Plymouth Church in November of 2012, the second a two-part engagement in July of 2014 when he performed for a CCGS benefit and gave a master class. Most recently, his appearance was virtual. At home in Puerto Rico, he recorded a 45-minute recital and connected online with guitar students from the Society’s educational programs.
As Muñoz told the students in a Q&A, he began playing popular guitar in Cuba at the age of 7, then moved on to classical when he turned 9. Early on, he impressed the likes of Leo Brouwer, who described the 13-year-old guitarist as “perfect” and “professional,” qualities that came through clearly in his recent performance. [Read more…]