Francisco Correa plays classical guitar in Leatherhead Parish Church
From Paris to Leatherhead: Flautist Emily Andrews partners Francisco Correa in the world première performance of Danza Nocturna which composer Francisco Gonzales dedicated to them at his home in Paris earlier this week.
Francisco Correa, classical guitar
Francisco Correa was born in Colombia in 1981. After obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree in Bogotá in 2003, he continued to pursue the study of the guitar in France and in Spain, completing his Master’s degree in guitar performance at the Scola Luthier in Barcelona.
A prize winner in many classical guitar competitions in Colombia, he has also been awarded the "Médaille d’Or" in France for outstanding achievement in guitar and chamber music, as well as the "Prix de Perfectionnement" from the Conservatoire de Saint Germain-en-Laye, and the Conservatoire d´Aulnay-sous-Bois where Francisco studied with the French virtuouso Judicaël Perroy.
Francisco has appeared on Colombian radio and television as a soloist performing the Aranjuez Concerto with several Colombian orchestras including the Bogota Philharmonic under the direction of Irwin Hofman. His passion for folk music inspired him to tour Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Czech Republic and Poland as a multi-instrumentalist with the folk ballet of Tundama.
His most recent engagements include solo concerts in Colombia, France and England, and performing with the English flautist Emily Andrews in France and Colombia.
Fluent in three languages (Spanish, French and English), Francisco is professor of classical guitar in the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse d´Épinay-sur-Seine and the Conservatoire de Mareil-sur-Mauldre, both in France.