Glen Burnie Salon Series: Javier Asdrubal Vinasco Guzman

Enjoy an evening of chamber music featuring a special December performance in the Glen Burnie House.

Latin Grammy-nominated Colombian clarinetist Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco Guzman plays a special program of music by South American composers. For his performance at the MSV, Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco Guzman will be accompanied by a string quartet. Guests will enjoy exclusive evening access to the Glen Burnie House and Gardens and will be served wine and cheese in the house from 6 to 7 p.m.; music begins in the drawing room at 7 p.m. Read the press release here.

* Fees: MSV Members, SU faculty: $20; Full-time student: $10; all others: $30 (includes concert and wine & cheese reception). Pre-registration is required; visit or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Sponsored by AirPac.


Pacific Serenade, Op.59 for clarinet and string quartet (1998) ………………Miguel del Águila (Uruguay)
     I. Con nostalgia
     II. Semplice
     III. Recitando

Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1989)……………………..………Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras (Mexico)
     I. Lento, liberamente – Allegro non troppo
     II. Calmo
     III. Allegro

Microcosmos, for clarinet and string quartet (2001)………………..…Jorge Humberto Pinzón (Colombia)

Five Tango Sensations, for bandoneon and string quartet (1989)…………....Astor Piazzolla (Argentina)
                                                                                          Adaptation for clarinet by Javier Vinasco
     I. Asleep
     V. Fear



Latin Grammy-nominated Colombian clarinetist Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco is one of South America's most recognized clarinetists. "Vinasco is a virtuoso in every sense of the word, but it is a discreet virtuosity that is always at the service of music," wrote the North American magazine The Clarinet in 2008, about the album Astor Piazzolla / Heitor Villa-Lobos, with which he was nominated, along with the Mexican pianist Edith Ruiz, for the Latin Grammy awards. Vinasco holds a PhD in Music from the Interpretation Area of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a degree obtained with Honor Mention and the Alfonso Caso Medal, is represented by Colombia before the International Clarinet Association and director of the ClariSax Festival of Medellín.

Vinasco has recorded numerous CDs as a soloist with more than 80 works by Latin American composers, many of them absolute premieres, some of which have been dedicated to him or he has worked directly with composers, among others, Diego Vega, Andrés Posada, Francisco Zumaqué, Gabriela Ortiz, Mario Lavista and Manuel De Elías. He has performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, the National Symphony of Colombia, the Philharmonic of Bogotá, the Philharmonic of Medellin, the Philharmonic of Cali, the EAFIT Symphony, the Symphony of the Valley and as the guest principal clarinet of the City of London Sinfonia and the Symphony of the State of Mexico. He has been invited to perform concerts, master classes or to be a judge of competitions in Japan, the United States of America, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Colombia.

In addition to the doctorate, his training includes the Master of Music at the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he studied clarinet with the master Luis Humberto Ramos, the Diploma di Clarinetto of the Ottorino Respighi Conservatory of Italy under the guidance of the teacher Francesco Belli, the Bachelor in Music from the Universidad del Valle where he had as teacher of clarinet Maestro Emilio Montoya, and private studies with maestro Roberto Mantilla.

Since 2008, Vinasco has taught clarinet and chamber music at the Music Department of EAFIT University, where he currently serves as Coordinator of the Master of Music.



Sat, Dec 02 • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Glen Burnie House

MSV Members: $20

All Others: See * Fees