• Mercedes Lujan — Saturday Oct 13

    Buy ticket     Gala concert 7:30 pm
  • Carlos Piñana — Saturday Oct 13

    Buy ticket     Gala concert 7:30 pm
  • Göran Söllscher — Saturday Oct 13

    Buy ticket     Gala concert 7:30 pm
Gala concert with Göran Söllscher, Carlos Piñana and Mercedes Lujan

Welcome to a sparkling galaxy concert, where the Spanish heat of the flamenco meets Scandinavian virtuosity. A meeting between Spain and Sweden in the form of Carlos Piñana's Symphonic Flamenco, Brilliant Flamenco Guitarist Mercedes Lujan and Swedish Göran Söllscher, one of the world's most outstanding classical guitarists in front of Joaquin Rodrigo's famous work Fantasia para un Gentihombre.

Spain - Sweden. Uppsala - Murcia. Experience a gala night in Uppsala with the flamenco and the Spanish music in focus

On the program
Symphonic flamenco, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre, flamenco dance and song

Göran Söllscher, Carlos Piñana, Mercedes Lujan, and the bands from the Murcia Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor, Cesar Alvarez. Song, Agustin Garnes. Dance Matilde Rubio.
Drums Miguel Angel Orengo.

Mercedes Lujan

We meet the young flamenco coupé Mercedes Lujan, who also comes from a family with strong musical roots in the flamenco. As a child, she accompanied her mother, the flamenco singer Rosa Maria Lujan, on tours around Spain and her grandfather was a prominent flamenco guitarist. Mercedes Lujan has been featured in recent years at a number of flamenco festivals, such as the Festival Flamenco Ciudad del Sol de Lorca, the Festival Flamenco Los Pájaros in Murcia and the Festival Internacional Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro Cartagena.

Carlos Piñana

Murcia in southeastern Spain borders Andalucia. From there, the evening's Spanish artists will light up October evening in Uppsala Concert & Congress. Flamencovirtuosen and composer Carlos Piñana grew up in a family that for years has managed and developed the flamenco tradition. He is also educated in classical guitar games at the Cartagena Conservatory. With his unique concert project Flamenco Symphony -Rubato, he combines flamenco's passion with the symphony orchestra's power and energy. In addition to his activities as a soloist and composer, he is a professor of flamencospel at Murcia Music Conservatory and artistic director of the Murcia International Guitar Festival.

Göran Söllscher

We will also experience Göran Söllscher in Fantasía para un gentilhombre, Fantasy for a gentleman, a guitarist by Joaquín Rodrigo, most of whom is known for his Concierto de Aranjuez. But in his wonderful fantasy for a gentleman, he embodies a gentleman's pride and refinement, while looking back at hip music and renaissance. The concert is conducted alongside the entire section of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Blowers.

For the third time during the fifteen-year history of Uppsala International Guitar Festival, we welcome Göran Söllscher, who has been acclaimed by the international music press for his recordings at Deutsche Grammophon. He has also received the royal medal, Litteris an Artibus, who is awarded for outstanding artistic efforts in music, stage production and literature.

The concert in collaboration with:
Region of Murcia, Spanish Embassy, Casa de la Región de Murcia, Flamenco Friday.

Music genre
Flamenco, classic spanish
Gala concert
Saturday Oct 13, 7:30 pm

Buy ticket

Main hosts


Sponsors, guitar friends and partners







Uppsala International Guitar Festival
Uppsala, Sweden
Tel: +46 700 909 399
VAT SE556735-9103

© 2017 Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival