|Presented by||Rafael Serrallet|
|Date||14th August 2019|
|Place||Swakopmund Museum Hall|
On the Evening of the 14th of August Well renowned Spanish guitarist Rafael Serrallet will be playing and entertaining the public with several classical guitar performances as we start off the celebrations of the 5th centenary of the first circumnavigation of the world in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Namibia.
Rafael Serrallet was born in Valencia and started playing the guitar at the age of 12.
He studied with Andres Segovia’s pupil and assistant, José Tomás; he also attended the Spanish Academy in Rome; and received a doctorate in music (PhD) by the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, and a Master of Education by the UNED.
To define Rafael Serrallet with only one word is impossible. Nevertheless if one was to try, it would be passion. Passion for music, for beauty and creativity, for the classical guitar, for his ability to transfer emotions during a concert and to connect with the people. Whether within the intimicay of a solo concert or with the splendour of a big stage with thousands of people in attendance, Serrallet touches the heart and soul of his spell bound audiences.
With a career spanning twenty five years and more than a thousand concerts across almost eighty countries, Serrallet is probably the most internationally experienced concertist among the Spanish performers with an “outstanding performance gift” (Corriere de la Sera). He has become from his own merits one of Spain’s global music ambassadors, as defined by the Brazilian Radio Cultura “Rafael keeps ploughing the path laid by Segovia, taking the guitar to every corner in the planet”. “Rafael Serrallet is a charismatic performer who has the ability to literally merge with his guitar during his performances, leaving the audiences breathless”.Classical Next (Rafael Serrallet)