Hailed as one of the best Filipino guitarists, Perfecto De Castro now takes his career to the World Stage, enrapturing audiences with his adventurous programming of multi-cultural music.
“One of the best guitarists we have today” - Josefino Chino Toledo, Filipino Composer-Conductor
A graduate of the PWU School of Music, Perfecto studied with one of the Philippines’ best guitar pedagogues, Maestro Jose Valdez, and has since augmented his guitar studies through lessons and masterclasses taught by some of the world’s best guitarists and teachers: Angelito Agcaoili, Michael Dadap, Paul Galbraith, Tilman Hoppstock, Scott Kritzer, Jonathan Leathwood, Janet Marlow, Jorge Orozco and James Smith.
Perfecto's latest solo 10 String Guitar CD, “A Journey through Ten Strings", has been well-received by listeners and critics alike, with positive reviews from Minor7th.com, Guitarramagazine.com and UK"s Classical Guitar Magazine.
“De Castro plays with elegance, sensitivity, tonal clarity and finesse” - Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine
"Perhaps it is not the unique guitar that makes these songs so powerful, but the way that the artist performs them. Perfecto takes a distinctly Filipino approach to many of these compositions. The feeling, pace, and embellishments in these songs demonstrates this approach that I have not heard in many other guitarists." - Guitarra Magazine
"For any classical guitarists looking to explore some new music, look no further than this recording" - Timothy Smith, Minor7th.com
Perfecto De Castro's Blog
I'm happy to announce the release of my 2nd solo 10-string guitar CD, "CAPARISON". It is now available on the MERCHANDISE
page of my website and will be up on CDBaby and iTunes soon.
Listen to the track previews on my AG Club page's Music… Continue
Posted on July 12, 2009 at 7:52pm
Production is winding down on my next CD release which I decided to call "CAPARISON"
. As soon as the graphics are finalized, I'll be shipping it off to the replicators.
Here are the track titles:
01 Prelude BWV 1012 - Johann Sebastian Bach
02 Sarabande BWV 1012 -Johann Sebastian Bach
03 Danza Paraguaya - Agustin Pio Barrios
04 Don Perez Freire - Agustin Pio Barrios
05 Vals #4 op 8 - Agustin Pio Barrios
06 Largo from New World Symphony -… Continue
Posted on April 28, 2009 at 5:30pm
Artist: Charles Mokotoff
a time when Classical Guitar was flourishing: Segovia was still touring and giving concerts, Classical Guitar stars like Michael Lorimer, Christopher Parkening and Leo Brouwer were hosting 2 week-long (sometimes longer) masterclasses, the up and coming players were pushing the boundaries of technique and repertoire launching from the foundation that Segovia built. Charles Mokotoff was right in the… Continue
Posted on April 14, 2009 at 2:11am
Artist: Giacomo Fiore
I met Giacomo Fiore in 2008 at a house concert I gave at luthier Alan Perlman’s San Francisco home. Several years prior to that meeting we’ve been exchanging views and opinions on Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Classical Corner online forum. In all counts, the tall and lanky Genovese comes across as a warm, personable and easily likable guy: and these descriptors are easily applied to his wonderful guitar playing as… Continue
Posted on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment
Posted on January 28, 2009 at 11:12am