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CORTÉS, Juan Manuel (Spain)
Juan Manuel Cortés teaches at the Conservatoire Padre Antonio Soler (El Escorial-Madrid), directing the guitar department and collaborating with the Department of Electroacoustics. He is a composer, player and conductor.
He has published numerous books with Real Musical of Madrid and has prepared, as principal collaborator, the book Historia de una Guitarra (Cummunidad de Madrid). He has also won the Spanish National Ministry of Culture Award for his Cahiers didatiques and Leçons pour débutants.
His large catalogue includes transcriptions and edited works for guitar as well as concert pieces such as Homenaje à Antonio Machado and El Bosque de Cristal (Real Musical, Madrid). Juan Manuel Cortés has also published in Russia and France. In the latter country he collaborated in the publication of Premières années de guitare by François Castet (Éditions Combre, Paris).
His composition Alas de Seda was included in the CD Música Española par Saxofón y Electroacoústica and another work, De Cero a Ochomil, was recorded on a CD produced by Radio-television of Spain... He also composes film and television music, most often for the Spanish International Television channel.
In 1997, Juan Manuel Cortès became associated with Productions d'OZ and will be publishing a large collection of compositions for guitar solo, guitar duos, harpsichord and guitar, and flute and guitar. Included in the project will be a CD entirely dedicated to his works. They will be recorded by the French musicians Alexandre Bernoud and Florence Creugny (guitars), Pierre Perdigon (harpsichord) and Pascale Schaelcher (flute).
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