ANTONIO JIMENEZ MANJÓN (1866 - 1919)
Antonio Jiménez Manjón, born in Villacarillo, Jaén, in the part of Spain known as Andalusia, became blind when still a young child. Little is known about his early life, though he performed a recital in Paris in 1889. In 1893 he went to South America and settled in Buenos Aires, returning to Europe for a concert tour in 1912–13. He met the great Paraguayan guitarist, Agustín Barrios, in Montevideo in 1912 and gave him some tuition. It is also said that after hearing a concert by Manjón in 1889, the Catalan maestro, Miguel Llobet, decided to make the guitar his lifetime’s occupation.