Considered one of the greatest guitarists working today, Manuel Barrueco began playing at the age of eight, studying at the Esteban Salas Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba. Barrueco immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1967, completing his studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, where he now teaches. Barrueco has played in some of the most important musical centers of the world and has worked with a diverse range of musicians, from Plácido Domingo and Seiji Ozawa to Al Di Miola and Andy Summers. He performs the work of both classical and more contemporary composers.
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