César Amaro

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César Amaro
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Background information
Born 25 October 1948
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died 31 July 2012 [1]
Montevideo, Uruguay
Instruments Guitar

César Nicanor Amaro Carlevaro[2] was a guitarist[3][4] born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 25 October 1948. He died on 31 July 2012. He is well known among many classical guitar players and listeners.[5]

Early life[edit]

Amaro began his guitar studies when he was only eleven years old with the Master Abel Carlevaro, his uncle, with whom he continued working until he perfected the guitar technique. At the same time he learned Harmony and Composition at the National Conservatory of the University in Montevideo.

Career and achievements[edit]

Cesar was an active teacher of the guitar. He was also the headmaster of the Guitar Superior Studies at the Conservatories of the towns of San José y Rocha, Uruguay. He was taught by the Master Abel Carlevaro in some Master-Classes for Uruguayan teachers in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1987. His intense artistic activity includes presentations as solo player, guitar duo and with orchestras in several cities in Uruguay, Buenos Aires (Colon's Theater, San Martin's Theater) and in Europe (Poland, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, France, Switzerland and Spain) with major success. He has attended international festivals, as solo player and with orchestras also ("Festivale Internazionale delle Nazione" in Rome (Italy), "Festival de Cinémas et Cultures de L´América Latine" in Biarritz in France; " Festival Argentina 97"; 1°y 2° Festival International "Ciudad de Montevideo" in Montevideo, Uruguay.

He has attended as jury in several international guitar competitions. As an active arranger and composer, he has created several works for guitar solo, two guitars and chamber orchestra. He has recordings and didactic material of his own in his edited material. Several composers have dedicated music pieces to him, for example: Mario Sagradini, (Concierto Criollo for guitar and orchestra), Diego Legrand (Tarde Gris, tango), Abel Carlevaro (the last book of Microestudios), Dimitri Dumitrescu (Variaciones sobre un teme de Bártok), Elizabeth González (Alternativa). He has also recorded for Orfeo and Tacuabé, in Uruguay; Edimur, in Argentina; and Gemecs in Spain.

Amaro has particularly specialized in the interpretation of the works of the Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios, giving conferences, concerts and Master-Classes about his life and music in America and Europe as well. In 1987, he received a recognition from the Centro Guitarrístico del Uruguay (Guitar Center of Uruguay) due to his relevant musical activity. He has been the president of the Guitar Center of Uruguay since 1992. The Guitar Center of Uruguay was founded in 1937, and its Honor President is the Master Abel Carlevaro. Cesar Amaro hosts the TV program "La Guitarra y sus Intérpretes"(The Guitar and its Performers) which goes on every week for the entire country of Uruguay hosted by the official channel and the National System of Television.

Cesar Amaro was a good friend of the Argentinean Guitar Master Oscar Emilio Tirao, better known by everyone as "Cacho" or "Cacho Tirao". Cacho Tirao played several songs and arrangements in the program hosted by Cesar Amaro, "La Guitarra y sus Intérpretes" (The Guitar and its Performers)

Amaro died on 31 July 2012.[6] His remains are buried at Buceo Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ "El mangoreano uruguayo César Amaro falleció ayer". UltimaHora.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituary of César Amaro" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  3. ^ Chaîné, Jacques; Ophee, Matanya (June 1990). The Orphée data-base of guitar records. Editions Orphée. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-936186-35-1. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Davis, Barry (November 23, 2001). "Guitar classics tinged with flamenco, jazz and blues". Jerusalem Post. p. 25. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Brecha 562-578 1996 "De Uruguay participan Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernández, César Amaro, Ramiro Agriel, Mario Payssé, ... Da la sensación de que hacer este festival fuese una aspiración latente desde hace mucho en los guitarristas uruguayos o en la ..."
  6. ^ Goodbye Cesar Amaro

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