Jorge Cardoso-Composer

Jorge Cardoso (Posadas, 1949) is an Argentine composer, primarily for guitar. He is also a medical doctor.

He completed his music studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and, in 1973, his medicine studies at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

He has made numerous recordings and published works such as Science and Method on Guitar Technique (preview published by Acordes Concert, Didactic Series). In 2007 he published a didactic DVD with booklet, Técnica de la guitarra clásica (published by RGB Arte Visual)

Jorge Cardoso has given concerts in Argentine, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine United Kingdom and U.S.A., and frequently participates in international festivals and programs for radio and television. He has performed with the soprano Liliana Rodriguez.

Jorge Cardoso has composed over 350 works: suites and pieces for solo guitar; duets (two guitars, guitar and violin, guitar and harpsichord, guitar and flute); trio and quartets; string quartet; quintets (guitar and strings, guitar and wind instruments); concerts (for two guitars and strings, for guitar and orchestra); an orchestra for strings and songs for voice and guitar. Other related works include his transcriptions and arrangements of works of South American folkloric character, of de Spanish Renaissance and Baroque, and of other countries and periods. Many are performed regularly by guitarists throughout the world and several are included on recording by 100 performers.

He has lectured on classical guitar technique, interpretation, Latin American Music, Baroque Music, and Music Composition at conferences, seminars and classes throughout France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Morocco and Turkey. He is the author of the book “The Science and Method of Guitar Technique”, edited in French (Les Editions Australia), Japanese (Guitar Music) and Spanish (Universidad de Costa Rica), and translated into English, German and Polish: and “Rhythms and Musical Forms of South America (volume 1: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and RASGUEOS (Musical History from the 16th century to the present.

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