VICENTE COVES (b 1982 )
Born in Jaén in 1982, the guitarist Vicente Coves lived in Linares until 1997, when he moved to Granada. Since 1997 he has been a disciple of the legendary Pepe Romero.
His career has brought him international acclaim, with appearances in many countries since the age of eleven, as a soloist in the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE (Spanish Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra), the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Extremadura Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta de Córdoba, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Ecuador, the Orquesta Nacional de España, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the Qatar Philharmonic, among others.
He has collaborated with conductors such as Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Adrian Leaper, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Juanjo Mena, Miquel Ortega, Enrique Diemecke, Manuel Coves and John Neschling, and has played alongside such artists as Pepe Romero, María Bayo, Esperanza Fernández, Horacio Ferrer and Enrique Morente. Coves has appeared in prestigious concert halls such as the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), the Tchaikovsky Great Hall (Moscow), the Auditorio Nacional de España and the Köln Philharmonie, among others. In 2008 he was awarded the Rubinstein Medal by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Vicente Coves is the founder and president of the European Guitar Foundation.