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J.R.  MONROY

Founder and President of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society

2004 LACCS-UK


PHOTO ARCHIVE 2005

The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society
has many highlights in its illustrious twenty year
history, some of which are recorded in these
pages with photographs and reviews.

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There are many notable artistes who have had associations with LACCS-UK, including:
Laurindo Almeida
Angelo Gilardino
Charlie Byrd
Carlos Guastavino
Ernesto Cordero
Mariano Mores
Alirio Diaz
Marlos Nobre

LACCS-UK's trip to USA and South America
(14th November - 29th December 2005)
was to make direct connection with Government Institutions,
private corporations and musicians, mainly in the field of the classical guitar.
PROF. J R MONROY visit Washington D.C:
A tour of the Capital.
Opposite to Lincoln Memorial.
With an old friend George O. Araya visiting
Vietnam Veteran Memorial. Dedicated in 1982,
the monument lists the names of all 58,191 Americans who died during the war.
With Simon Bolivar Monument,
near the building of the
Organisation of American States.
J R Monroy visiting Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral is built in the gothic style of architecture, with spiritual influence of the medieval churches. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world.
Autumn in Washington and a brief tour
in the park visiting war monuments.
A view to the rough Caribbean sea from
San Juan Beach Hotel. Photo: J.R. Monroy.
Walking to visit Fort San Felipe del Morro.
Alberto Rodriguez Ortiz and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Photo J.R.Monroy
A hot morning to visit San Juan Fortress.
San Juan Beach Hotel, a relaxing time...
from left to right:
Eva Maria Campo, Vice President Sales &
Marketing, General Manager.
Carlos Barbosa-Lima and
Alberto Rodriguez Ortiz.

Photo: J.R. Monroy.
At the Ateneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Press Conference. Left to right:
Carlos Cabrer, Composer.
William Ortiz, Composer.
Alberto Rodriguez Ortiz, Composer and
classical guitarist.
Miguel Cubano, Composer.

Photo: J.R. Monroy.
At the INSTITUTO DE CULTURA PUERTORRIQUENA ICP, San Juan. PR.
Alberto Rodriguez Ortiz, Composer and guitarist, Rosario Romero, Asesora Programatica, ICP, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, London.
Cuidado... peligro! The mortar shells you
see stacked in pyramid form weigh about
200 pounds each.
PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ATENEO IN
SAN JUAN. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
WORLD PREMIER OF PUERTO RICAN
GUITAR MUSIC AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL.
17TH FEBRUARY 2006 AT THE PURCELL ROOM.
AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE IN EL ATENEO,
SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO.
HONOUR TABLE, from left to right:
CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA, guitarist,
ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ ORTIZ, guitarist and composer,
J.R. MONROY, LACCS-UK CHAIRMAN and
DRA ARACELIS DELGADO RAMOS, DIRECTOR,
INSTITUTO DE CULTURA PUERTORRIQUENA.
BACK ROW: COMPOSERS:
MIGUEL CUBANO, COMPOSER
CARLOS CABRER, COMPOSER
WILLIAM ORTIZ, COMPOSER.
DATE: FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2005
The artistic frames and main entrance
of the University of Puerto Rico
A musical "farewell to San Juan" with "romantic boleros" at the residence of Dr. Jose R. Fernandez with trio LOS CANCIONEROS: ANIBAL HERNANDEZ FIRST VOICE, EDWIN BADEA, 2nd VOICE and RICARDO FELIU, REQUINTO and THIRD VOICE. Photo: J.R. Monroy. Nov., 2005.
HOTEL HUMBOLT, AVILA MOUNTAIN in Caracas, 2,200 Mts high.
J R Monroy and Claudio Lazcano, Luthier and
guitarist.
Prof. J.R. Monroy, LACCS-UK Chairman with
Dr Jose Bracho Reyes, Director of International
Cultural Interchange, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Caracas, Venezuela.
At the workshop in Chacao
left: Guitarist Luis Zea with Claudio Lazcano.
A social re-union with Venezuelan guitarists
at the Luthier workshop of Claudio Lazcano
in Chacao, Caracas. Left to right: LORENZO CAMEJO (guitarist), CLAUDIO LAZCANO (guitarist and Luthier), IGNACIO BARRETO,(guitarist and musicologist),
LUIS ZEA (guitarist), GONZALO MICO (Jazz guitarist), and JUAN MONROY. Caracas, Nov.,2005
Visiting Brasilia: Prof. J.R. Monroy with Dr. Roberta Fernanda, Ministry of Culture, International Department, Brasilia, Brazil.
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK given
a lecture at the Seminars of the 6th National
Guitar Competition "LILIANA PEREZ COREY",
23rd to 29th November 2005, Santiago, Chile.
Title of the Seminar: "LACCS-UK an experience of
of the Latin American guitar in London. Two
Decades of learning in the subject of
Culture and Music".

* The Chilean guitar competition is organised
every two years in Santiago by the MODERN
SCHOOL OF MUSIC.

MARIA EUGENIA RODRIGUEZ guitarist, founder and co-ordinator of the Chilean guitar competition "Liliana Perez Corey" presenting the 1st prize award to the young guitar winner ANDRES PANTOJA at the stage of theatre "ORIENTE" in Santiago, Chile on 28th November 2005. Note: National Guitar Competition 2005 "Liliana Perez Corey" was sponsored by the Chilean Government (FONDART).

FROM THE 6th NATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION, 'LILIANA PEREZ COREY", AT THE THEATRE ORIENTE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE. Nov., 2005 ... And the winner is! ... ANDRES PANTOJA, FIRST PRIZE IN THE SUPERIOR LEVEL.
- One million Chilean pesos
- A set of Savarez strings.
- A Concert guitar and
- Three public concerts in 2006 with
national orchestras.
Photo: J.R. Monroy
Chilean guitarists members of the
Jury of the "Liliana Perez Corey" competition,
acclaimed the winners at the stage of the
theatre Oriente. From left to right:
Guitarists: Jaime Calisto, Sergio Sauvalle,
Luis Orlandini, Romilio Orellana, Carlos Perez,
Patricio Ruiz Tagle and Oscar Ohlsen.
Photo: J.R. Monroy
Chile, Santiago, December 2005
Radio Beethoven. Weekly radio programme
GUITAR, An interview to Juan R. Monroy by
Oscar Ohlsen, classical guitarist and professor
at the Institute of music in the Catholic University
of Chile.

* The radio programme GUITAR was founded by Oscar Ohlsen in Radio Beethoven in 1989. LACCS-UK contributed to enrich the radio programme with its first live recordings
of concerts given by international guitarists at the Wigmore Hall and St. John's Smith Square.
Just to mention some of them: LACCS-UK archive.
Two concerts of Turibio Santos and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, (Brazil), Marco de Santi (Italy), Isabel Siewers Argentina), Marcelo Kayat (Brazil), Eduardo Falu and Jaime Torres
(Argentina), Laurindo Almeida (Brazil), Charlie Byrd (USA), duo Garau-Millet (Argentina), Arnaud Dumond (France), and many others international names of the classical
guitar.

J.R. Monroy visiting "ISLA NEGRA"
(Black island), Pablo Neruda house,
on the coast near Santiago.
J.R. Monroy visiting Chile in December 05, IQUIQUE a Chilean port, located to the North of the "Atacama Desert" with beautiful beaches and historical and tourist sites. I recommend to visit!

JULIO CESAR ALMEIDA:
MUSIC FROM ECUADOR AND SOUTH AMERICA.
PURCELL ROOM, FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER,
2005, AT 7.45 P.M.
Playing in the second part of the concert
"Prelude" and "Yumbo" by Carlos Bonilla
Chavez (b.1923).
A happy end concert!
Julio Cesar Almeida is acclaimed by the audience in a full house concert.
At the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Guitarist Julio Cesar Almeida with H.E.
Mr Eduardo Cabezas at the Foyer of the QEH.
The Ecuadorian beauty Queen 2005, attending the concert as "distinguish guest".
Photo: J.R. Monroy


MATTHEW MARSHALL PLAYS MUSIC BY NEW ZEALAND COMPOSERS
22nd International Guitar Series
LACCS-UK in association with the New Zealand High Commission
Wednesday 5th October 2005 at 7.45 pm - Purcell Room RFH, London SE1 8XX
At the stage of the Purcell Room, the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt ONZ, New Zealand High Commissioner welcomes the performance of Prof. Matthew Marshall, and his recognition for LACCS-UK initiative to introduce at the RFH two World Premieres by New Zealand composers
At the stage of the Purcell Room.
Happy end. A full house concert.
Stage Purcell Room, RFH.
From left to right:
Professor J R Monroy,
Professor Matthew Marshall,
H.E. RT Hon Jonathan Hunt ONZ,
New Zealand High Commissioner.
Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt ONZ
New Zealand High Commissioner
Pre-time concert: In the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Rehearsal: Tasting the hall
6.15 PM. Rehearsal Time.
6.15 PM. Rehearsal Time.
Matthew Marshall talking to the
audience about the world premier:
"Matariki" Suite for Guitar (2005)
A full house hall at the Purcell Room,
acclaimed the brilliant performance of Matthew Marshall.


VIRTUOSO CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA PLAYS MUSIC FROM
BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN WITH
GUSTAVO COLINA - VENEZUELAN CUATRO
FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2005 AT 7.30 P.M.
PURCELL ROOM, RFH, LONDON SE1 8XX
Pre-concert time: 6pm until 7pm.
Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK ready to received guests and the public at the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
J. Sylvester, LACCS-UK, Executive Director,
and Miss Ana Monroy at reception desk.
Concert sponsored by VARIG.
PREAMBLE: AT THE DOOR OF THE PURCELL ROOM. Left to right: Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK, and Gustavo Colina, virtuoso Venezuelan Cuatrista.
The soul of the composer and citizen of London
HENRY PURCELL - 1659-1695 - with two Latin American virtuosos: Left to right: Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar, and
Gustavo Colina, Venezuelan cuatro.
A TRIOLOGY with the soul of HENRY PURCELL
composer and citizen of London (1659-1695).
Left to right: Carlos Barbosa-Lima,
Gustavo Colina, and J R Monroy.
Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Gustavo Colina, Venezuelan Cuatrista, in a fantastic and original combination of techniques and personal styles. Looks to the Future at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
String Duo: Guitar and Cuatro La Reina, Contradanza marabina by Amable Torres (Venezuela)
Left to right: Carlos Barbosa-Lima
and Gustavo Colina.
Acclaimed by the audience in a "sold out concert" (Sala vendida),
After playing duos, music by Rodrigo Riera (1923-1994) and Antonio Lauro (1917-1986).
Second Part of the concert
Virtuoso Gustavo Colina playing Cuatro solos:
- Lluvia sobre metal by G. Colina (b.1972).
- Carnaval Improvisation, Venezuelan Folklore,
Del Flamenco al Joropo.
Gustavo Colina is acclaimed
by the audience
in "sold our concert".
Note: For further information about music and composers
from BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY and MEXICO,
please visit pages: "KNOW YOUR COMPOSERS',
written by J. Sylvester.
******************
Si Ud desea conocer mas acerca de los compositores
de BRASIL, COLOMBIA,
PARAGUAY, y MEJICO. incluidos en este
concierto, le invitamos a que visite las paginas:
"CONOZCA NUESTROS COMPOSITORES", Notas de
Programa escritas por J. Sylvester.
************


Professor J R Monroy, LACCS-UK Chairman
at the stage of Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Saluted the 100th Anniversary of the
Discovery of Brazil, and gave his
personal thanks to all the private
supporters of LACCS-UK during its
twenty years of promotion of the
Brazilian and Latin American music
at the Royal Festival Hall,
St. John's Smith Square and
other public venues in London.

THE MAGIC SOUNDS OF SOUTH AMERICA
THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2005 AT PURCELL ROOM, AT 7.30 p.m.
PABLO PAREDES, PIANO AND COMPOSER
SERGIO TERAN, ANDEAN INSTRUMENTS, SAXOPHONE
AND MAPUCHE/CHILEAN TRUTRUCA
Crossing the Embankment Bridge over the Thames to the Royal Festival Hall.
Time: 1.00 p.m. Photo by J.R. Monroy
Rehearsal at the Purcell Room
Pablo Paredes/Sergio Teran playing:
"Dias de Espera", air of Chilean Trote.
( Trote is a typical folk dance of the Northern of Chile).
"MACHI", Mapuche PreColumbian fantasy.
Pablo Paredes composer, Paredes, piano and Teran, Trutruca, trompe, guada.
The last piece of the concert:
"La Consentida", Chilean Cueca by
Jaime Atria. Arr. by Pablo Paredes
A photo for the future...
Lukas Santana, Andean percussion
Sergio Teran, composer, trutruca and
winds instruments and
Pablo Paredes, composer and pianist.

QUIQUE SINESI PLAYS MICRO TANGOS AND
FOLKLORE, WITH GUEST ARTIST SERGIO TERAN
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th May 2005
From Luton Airport Express to Marble
Arch Hotel - 5th May 2005 at 10.00 am.
Sergio Teran and Quique Sinesi at
the Hotel in Marble Arch.
Rehearsal at the stage
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Rehearsal at the stage
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Quique Sinesi playing Charango, his own
composition "Camino de Tierra", Air of Chacarera, with Sergio Teran, Saxophone and Lukas Santana, Andean percussion.
End of the concert:
Quique Sinesi, Sergio Teran and Lukas
Santana are acclaimed by the audience
at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL AT BACK STAGE
From left to right:
Senora Cecilia Duhau de Mirre
Lukas Santana, H.E. Senor Federico Mirre,
Ambassador of the Argentine Republic,
Quique Sinesi and Sergio Teran.
AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL: A group of Friends of LACCS-UK.
From left to right:
Senora Violeta Bravo, Juanita Sylvester (LACCS-UK Director), Senor Cristian Faundez, J.R. Monroy President of LACCS-UK, Senor Sergio Rioja and Sra N. de Rioja.

MIKKO IKAHEIMO, Guitar
Tuesday 24th May 2005, at 7.30 pm.
Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
Pre-concert time and after Rehearsal
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Playing the first piece: Robert de Visee,
Suite No 11 B Minor
Playing Two Guitars themes from films
- Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996),
"A Boy Named Hiroshima", arr. by M.Ikaheimo.
- Minoru Miki (b.1930),
"A Young Sprout", arr.by Leo Brouwer.
Playing U.K. premier "Forged"
by Finnish composer
Tomi Räisänen
Clapping by the audience in a full house concert.
Happy end at The Bridge Restaurant, South Bank, London SE1.
From left to right: Mikko Ikaheimo, J R Monroy, LACCS-UK President,
Juanita Sylvester, Executive Director and composer Tomi Räisänen

CIURLIONIS QUARTET
Friday 18th March 2005, at 7.30 pm.
Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
Well before the concert.
Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall
LACCS-UK with the Lithuanian flag.
Ciurlionis Quartet in Rehearsal
at stage Purcell Room.
Performing.
Presentation: A bouquet of flowers to
Jonas Tankevicius (I Violin)
Acclaimed by the audience
in a full house
concert.
A time for a photo: from left to right:
Jonas Tankevicius (I Violin)
J.R. Monroy ( LACCS-UK, President)
Saulius Lipcius (Cello)
Gediminas Dacinskas (Viola)
Daurius Diksaitis (II Violin)

Photos from LACCS-UK Archive
LACCS-UK celebration of 20th Years Anniversary with the companion of Denby Richards at the Sarastro
Restaurant in Covent Gardens, London 2003. From left to right: Denby Richards and J R Monroy
Prof. J.R. Monroy visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasilia, Brazil, 2000.
J R Monroy in a friendly meeting with the Argentine percussionist Domingo Cura, in Buenos Aires, 1999.
Photos dedicated to remember John Duarte,
a friend of LACCS-UK and one of the most important English composers for the classical
guitar in the 20th century.
This two photos were taken on the occasion of the
concert of Trond Davidsen at the Purcell Room, LACCS-UK international Series.
People's Restaurant, after supper concert.
From left toright: J L Sylvester (Director of LACCS-UK),
Dorothy and John Duarte, Trond Davidsen and
Mr Oystein Braathen, Minister Counsellor,
Cultural Affairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy, 1997,
People's Restaurant, after supper concert.
Dorothy and John Duarte, J R Monroy (Director LACCS-UK),
Trond Davidsen and Mr Oystein Braathein,
Minister Counsellor, Cultural Affairs,
Royal Norwegian Embassy, London, 1997.


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