Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities

Enric Madriguera


Russell Cleveland Professor in Guitar Studies

Areas of Specialization:  Guitar, Ibero-American Music and Culture

Office:  JO 4.912
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  972-883-2786

Enric Madriguera holds the Russell Cleveland Director of Guitar Studies an endowed professorship at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Madriguera is also a Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the graduate program of the School of Arts and Humanities. As both a performer and educator of the guitar Madriguera has traveled to and presented in five continents during the span of his career. In 2001, Madriguera toured Vietnam performing and teaching in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Conservatories of Music. In 2002, he was invited to the International Festival at Charles Darwin University in Australia. Most recently, he performed at The Rust Festival in Burgenland, Austria; the Ramon Noble Festival in Pachuca, Hidalgo State, Mexico; and, in 2016, he celebrated his ninth year as the director of guitar ensembles for the ChamberArt Festival in Madrid, Spain. Enric Madriguera also received a Fulbright grant to perform and teach in Mexico for a period of one semester during the 2009-2010 academic cycle.

Since forming a guitar duo 1996, Madriguera and his wife Sabine Rabe have performed in festivals in the Americas and Europe including prestigious halls such as the Sala Manuel M. Ponce at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City and the concert hall of the Villa de Madrid for the Guitar Society of Spain. They have performed with the Plano and Mesquite Symphony Orchestras in Texas. In Mexico, the duo was featured with the Guanajauto Symphony Orchestra. Duo Madriguera's CD Music of Europe, Asia, and the Americas is on the Encore Label.

His solo recording Old World/New World has been well received at home and abroad. Germany's Gitarre und Laute states that his playing is "eloquent," while Classical Guitar of London liked Madriguera's "passionate playing" of Spanish and Latin American Music. Enric has performed and recorded with the New Music Ensemble Voices of Change: Voces Americanas, A tribute to Eduardo Mata; Frida -- Concert Suite, by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, on the CRI label. Remembranzas de mi guitarra, released in late 2015, on Albany Records is a solo CD featuring a program which pays homage to Andres Segovia,. The reviews have been highly favorable. According to Dave Saeman in Fanfare Magazine: "Enric Madriguera is a musician who has every confidence that he knows what he wants to achieve, and no shortage of the means to do it."

Madriguera is a co-founder and artistic director for the Texas Guitar Competition and Festival, and the Guitar Series at UT Dallas. The Texas Competition attracts an elite level of competitors from around the world. He is also the director of The Collegiate Competition and Festival at Eastfield College that targets high school and undergraduate students. He is a past advisory chair for the Dallas Classic Guitar Society and a current Advisory member to the Allegro Guitar Society.

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Curriculum Vitae:  Enric Madriguera's CV