Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Hall of Music and Art
5 W. Cache La Poudre St. (map)
Ricardo Iznaola is artist-in-residence, director of the conservatory and chair of the Guitar and Harp Department at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver. He has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Artist Award in 1990, and named the University Lecturer in 1994. In 2004, he received the John Evans Distinguished Professorship, the highest distinction bestowed by the university upon its faculty. Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1949, he resides since 1980 in the United States. He previously lived in Venezuela and Spain, countries where he established deep roots and where he began and developed his international career as concert artist, composer, and pedagogue. Winner of nine international prizes as a performer and composer, he has published didactic texts and musical scores in Europe, the US, and Latin America, as well as numerous recordings, among which are the premières of the great sonatas of Antonio Lauro and Antonio José, repertoire by the Spanish composers of the Generation of ’27, and his own compositions and transcriptions.