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Gabriella Quevedo

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Gabriella Quevedo
Birth nameGabriella Evelina Quevedo
Born (1997-01-12) 12 January 1997 (age 27)
Kinna, Sweden
GenresFingerstyle, pop, rock
Instrument(s)Acoustic guitar
Years active2009–present
Websitegabriellaquevedo.com

Gabriella Evelina Quevedo (born 12 January 1997, Kinna, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist.

Early life

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Quevedo grew up in Kinna and developed an interest in guitar because her father played the instrument. Her father is from Argentina and her mother is Argentine-Swedish.[1] In addition to Swedish, she also speaks English and she understands Spanish.[2]

She began playing guitar at age twelve, quickly discovering, and mastering fingerstyle guitar techniques, which led to her recording a number of covers of other guitarists' performances and her own guitar arrangements on YouTube.[3][4][5] As of February 2022, Gabriella's YouTube channel had 1.5 million subscribers and 255 million views. Selected covers have also been published in other channels. In July 2018 an album entitled Acoustic Cover Songs Vol. 1 containing 16 songs appeared on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, YouTube Music and Apple Music. Gabriella's first original songs, "Last Time" and "Remember", were released at the end of 2019. They were recorded at Mono Music studio in Stockholm, established by former ABBA member Benny Andersson.

Quevedo cites her main influences as Tommy Emmanuel, Sungha Jung, Kotaro Oshio and Andy McKee, whose music she has included in her recordings and performance repertoires, and with whom she has appeared in concerts in Sweden and on the international stage.[6]

Her recording of "Hotel California" by the Eagles, arranged by Tomi Paldanius, had over 22 million views on YouTube in July 2019. In 2012 she won first prize in the category of "young talent" on the Uppsala International Guitar Festival[7] and 2014 Ryan Seacrest's vote on the best cover of the song "Young Girls" by Bruno Mars.[8][9] In 2016 she was awarded the Hagström grant of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien).[10]

She first learned to play on her father's Yamaha guitar, but later her parents bought Quevedo her own guitar, a "shiny black Yamaha with a cutaway", which is seen in her earlier videos on YouTube, and which was signed by Tommy Emmanuel.[11] She later started playing Taylor Guitars, first a custom Taylor GC8e,[12][13] then a Taylor 912ce[14][15] and a custom Taylor 812ce.[16] Quevedo has had commercial arrangements with Taylor Guitars[14] and G7th, The Capo Company.[17]

Concerts

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Gabriella Quevedo has appeared in concerts in Sweden, Norway, Germany, the US and Asia, including:

  • with Hansel Pethig,[18] Lemgo, Germany (2012)[19]

References

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  1. ^ France, Pauline (2016). "Front and Center: Fingerstyle Teen Guitarist Gabriella Quevedo". The Women's International Network. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ Gabriella Quevedo – FBS – Español (28-05-16). 28 May 2016. Event occurs at 4:30. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Gabriella Quevedo Plays All Parts Of 'Hotel California' On One Guitar'". The San Francisco Globe. 15 November 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Gabriella gör succé på Youtube". Borås Tidning (in Swedish). 17 April 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Gabriellas gitarrspel skapar klickpanik". SVT Nyheter Väst (in Swedish). 15 May 2015. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b Förmiddag, P4 (17 September 2014). "Världsartisterna Gabriella Quevedo och Sungha Jung i P4 Förmiddag". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). P4 Göteborg, Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 28 March 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ a b "Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival 2012" (in Swedish). MyNewsDesk. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  8. ^ Rabén, Susanna (12 May 2014). "Fena på gitarr i final". Borås Tidning. p. 11.
  9. ^ "Gabriella Quevedo: wins Ryan Seacrest contest!!!". shreddelicious.com. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Årets Hagströmstipendiater utsedda" (in Swedish). Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  11. ^ "About Me". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Gabriella Quevedo Talks Gear, Breaking Down Stereotypes and More". Guitar World. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Gabriella Quevedo 'Tears in Heaven' – Fingerstyle". Taylor Guitars. Archived from the original on 18 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Gabriella Quevedo Plays". Taylor Guitars. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  15. ^ "(Eagles) Desperado – Gabriella Quevedo". Retrieved 17 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "(Pink Floyd) Another Brick in the Wall – Gabriella Quevedo". Retrieved 19 January 2018 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ "Gabriella Quevedo". G7th, The Capo Company. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Hansel's Gitarrenschule" (in German). Gitarre Owl. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Tyska konsertscener väntar på Gabriella". Borås Tidning (in Swedish). 17 July 2012.
  20. ^ Schwarzer, Marianne (17 November 2011). "Blomberg zeigt sich weiterhin "vielsaitig"". Lippische Landes-Zeitung (in German).
  21. ^ "Se filmklipp: Slutsåld spelning för Gabriella och Sungha" (in Swedish). Markbladet. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Sungha Jung Scandinavian Tour 2014". Sungha Jung Official Site. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  23. ^ a b "Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival 2014" (in Swedish). MyNewsDesk. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  24. ^ Petersson, Magnus (19 December 2012). "Drömmen blev sann – Gabriella fick spela med idolen" (in Swedish). Markbladet.
  25. ^ "Tommy Emmanuel + Pam Rose" (in Swedish). Kulturbolaget [sv]. 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Tommy Emmanuel and Gabriella Quevedo". Retrieved 31 January 2018 – via YouTube.
  27. ^ "Törnell och gitarrfestival på Almamia" (in Swedish). Sundsvalls Tidning. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  28. ^ "Gitarren firas nästa vecka" (in Swedish). Sundsvalls Tidning. 14 March 2013. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  29. ^ "Nästa generations gitarrister". Sundsvalls Tidning (in Swedish). 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  30. ^ "Får vi lov att presentera Sundsvall VII Gitarrfestival" (in Swedish). Sundsvall Gitarrfestival. 19 February 2017. Archived from the original on 11 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  31. ^ "Adam Rafferty Funky Fingerstyle Guitar". adamrafferty.com. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  32. ^ Haglund, Rolf (10 November 2013). "Ny musik från Borås". Borås Tidning.
  33. ^ "Quevedo till Borås Konstmuseum". Markbladet (in Swedish). 17 September 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  34. ^ "Larvik Gitar Festival" (in Norwegian). Larvik Gitar Festival. 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  35. ^ "Andy McKee" (in Swedish). Göteborgs konserthus. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  36. ^ "Artists announced for Taylor Guitars Stage at Winter NAMM". Maverick-Country. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  37. ^ "Tolv spelningar i fyra länder – Kinnagitarrist på turné". Borås Tidning (in Swedish). 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
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