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Iznaola page at Denver University IGW website

Ricardo Iznaola

One of the most attractive personalities of the guitar world, Ricardo Iznaola pursues a brilliant, multi-faceted musical career. An American citizen, he was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1949, and trained in Caracas under maestros Manuel Pérez Díaz and Alirio Díaz, and in Madrid under the eminent master Regino Sainz de la Maza, while pursuing studies in Theory and Composition at Madrid's Royal Conservatory. Critics, colleagues and audiences in four continents have acclaimed his path-breaking work as concert and recording artist, composer, teacher, lecturer, and writer. Mr. Iznaola has won top prizes in ten international competitions, including the Munich International Performance Competition, the Francisco Tárrega Competition, the Alirio Díaz Competition, the Stroud International Composer's Competition, the NATS Art Song Composition Competition and the Realize Music Challenge Orchestral Composition Competition, among others. In June 2015, after 32 years of service, Ricardo Iznaola retired from his tenured appointment as Chair of the Guitar and Harp Department and Director of the Conservatory Program at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, where he was awarded the John Evans Distinguished Professorship (Music), the highest distinction bestowed by the university on its faculty.