Pedro Angel was born in Venezuela in 1965. Señor Angel began his music studies at the Juan Jose Landaeta Conservatory in Caracas when he was only eight years old. He started studying guitar at age twelve with Rafael Suarez, graduating with honors from the Miguel Angel Espinel Music Academy in San Cristobal, Venezuela. The famous Master Alirio Diaz was President of the jury. Mr. Angel has taken master classes with Alirio Diaz, Rodrigo Riera, Ruben Riera, Luis Zea and Carlos Bonell in Venezuela and with Leo Brouwer, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell abroad. He has received many awards including both Second Prize and Prize for the best interpretation of Antonio Lauro's music in the Antonio Lauro Competition held in Valencia, Venezuela in 1987. He received Third Prize in the 1991 International Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy. Mr. Angel has had recitals and concerts with many orchestras in Venezuela as well as in other American countries including USA, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Puerto Rico. He has also played throughout Europe, including Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France and the Netherlands. In December?2006, he debuted of his 6th CD recording: Musica de las Americas (Music of the Americs).
Pedro angel plays classical Venezuelan guitar to a level of virtuosity that will leave you wondering if his surname is descriptive. Angel's rich melodic lines possess an otherwordly quality that navigates both the depths of tragedy and the heights of ecstasy with not a word needing to be spoken.
Pedro angel's fingers masterfully caress the guitar to produce an astounding array of sharp expressive tones and warm rich melodies. I was absolutely amazed with his briliant use of the guitar's harmonics and his ability to weave and build such powerful and complex rhythm and melody structures. It leads one to believe this may be what the angel peter (pedro) plays at the pearly gates. Magnýfico!
MUSICAL WEB MASTER
Pedro Angel is now one of the young masters of the guitar…Thanks to his natural musicality and to his instinct of virtuoso, Pedro has been able to reach a great dominion of the instrumental technical ability, placed at the service of the highest ideas of the past and present music, for which, I find myself full of the most intense satisfaction.
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MASTER