Virginia Luque plays classical and flamenco music in a Spanish romantic style, combining extraordinary technical virtuosity with beautiful tone and musicianship.
A native of Cadiz, Spain, Ms. Luque began playing the guitar when she was four, started formal training when she was six, and gave her first concert at the age of seven. After hearing her play, the legendary Spanish guitarist, Andres Segovia, invited Ms. Luque to study privately with him. She received her Master's degree in Spain and at Segovia's suggestion came to America where she also received a Master's degree at the Juilliard School in New York City.
Ms. Luque has recently recorded Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, has been awarded First Prize at several international competitions, including the "Manuel de Falla" International Competition for Classical Guitar in Granada, Spain, and has received the Lincoln Center Scholarship, among other awards.
Concerto performances have included the Concierto de Aranjuez with the New York Virtuosi Orchestra, the Riverside Symphony, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Izmir Symphony Orchestra and Antalya Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, the North West Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and premiered her own concerto with the Alexandria Symphony.
Recitals have included Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, the Frick Collection in New York City, and other concert halls throughout the United States. Ms. Luque has toured internationally in Germany, Spain, Turkey, and South Korea. Ms. Luque was also invited by Christopher Parkening to do a special guest recital at the Christopher Parkening International Master Class at Montana State University.