Andres Segovia Biography
(Spanish Guitarist Known for His Expressive Performances, Broad Tonal Palette, and Distinct Musical Personality)
Birthday: February 21, 1893 (Pisces)
Born In: Linares, Spain
Andrés Segovia was a renowned Spanish musician of the twentieth century, regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His uncle and aunt, who raised him since he was two, wanted him to become a lawyer but he always dreamt of becoming a guitarist. He was drawn towards music at an early age and learned to play guitar by himself. His ambitions and abilities came together and he first displayed his remarkable talent in front of the audience in a public performance when he was a teenager. His brilliance with guitar was very well appreciated and it stirred in him the desire to play classical guitar all around the world. He collaborated with many composers and musicians from around the globe to promote this art. He played guitar throughout the world on every major stage and passed on his love of the guitar to generations to follow. He not only taught himself and his students, he indirectly taught and influenced thousands of guitarists worldwide and is therefore considered as the father of classical guitar.