Famous Uruguayan Guitarists

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Daniel Viglietti
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Birthdate: July 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: October 30, 2017

Daniel Viglietti was a Uruguayan folk singer, composer, guitarist, and political activist. Viglietti was one of the most important exponents of Uruguayan Nueva Canción of the 1960s. Daniel Viglietti is credited with co-founding an independent record label called Ayuí/Tacuabé. 

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Abel Carlevaro
(Composer)

Abel Carlevaro
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Birthdate: December 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 17, 2001

Abel Carlevaro was a Uruguayan guitar composer and teacher who founded a new school of instrumental technique based on anatomical principles. Carlevaro enjoyed a prosperous career as a concert artist and his performances in Latin America, Europe, and the USA were met with acclaim by the critics and public alike.

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Jaime Roos
(Singer)

Jaime Roos
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Birthdate: November 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Jaime Roos is a Uruguayan singer, record producer, and composer. One of the most popular and influential Uruguayan singers of his generation, Jaime Roos is best known for his work in the 1999 Argentine drama film El Amateur, which earned him the prestigious Silver Condor Award under the Best Score Musician category in 2000.

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Alvaro Pierri
(Guitarist)

Alvaro Pierri
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Birthdate: January 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Alvaro Pierri is a Uruguayan classical guitarist who also serves as a professor at The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Pierri achieved international fame after his debut performance in the USA. Since then, he has been a regular guest at famous concert halls across Europe, Asia, North and South America. Alvaro Pierri is also an acclaimed teacher.  

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José Carbajal
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Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Juan Lacaze, Uruguay
Died: October 21, 2010

José Carbajal was a Uruguayan guitarist, singer, and composer. He is best remembered for his signature song Chiquillada, which made him famous in the whole of Latin America. José Carbajal kept performing well into his 60s before his untimely demise at the age of 66 due to a cardiac arrest.