Enric Madriguera holds the Russell Cleveland Director of Guitar Studies endowed professorship at the University of Texas at Dallas. Enric is a Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities. Enric travels annually to festivals and performances in the Americas and Europe. 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 Voices of Change on Voces Americanas, “Pueblo Mulatto” by Tania Leon, and “Frida” Concert Suite by Robert X. Rodriguez.
Recent concert venues for Enric include the International Festival of Cuenca, Ecuador, University of Sao Paolo of Brazil, and in Valencia the Sister City to Dallas, at the tenth annual Luys Milan festival in December of 2011 where Madriguera was both performer and president of the jury. Recently, in the summer months of 2012 and again in 2013 Enric was invited as a jury panelist for the Boston Guitar Fest Composition Competition. In July of 2013 Enric celebrated his sixth year as the director of guitar ensembles used in concert programs for the ChamberArt Festival in Madrid, Spain.
James Wilder has been studying the guitar for the past 20 years. He began his classical studies with Sabine Madriguera at Collin College before transferring to UT Dallas to study with Enric Madriguera. He received a BA and MA in Arts and Performance from UT Dallas and is currently working as an adjunct faculty while pursuing a PhD. He performs around the Dallas area, and has taken part in many competitions and festivals—allowing him to perform everywhere from Mexico to Madrid, Spain.