The prodigy is Julio Silpitucla of Ciudad de Merlo in Argentina, and his skill and elan are simply breathtaking.
The videos were recorded two years ago when he was 11.
One of our favorite melodies, “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” [Memories of the Alhambra] by Francisco Tárrega:
“Alfonsina y el Mar” by Ariel Ramírez and Félix Luna:
“Asturias [Leyenda]” by Isaac Albéniz:
“Entre Dos Aguas” by Paco de Lucia:
And for something not so completely different, a remarkable rendition of Brazilian composer Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico-Tico no Fubá” by The Duo Siqueira Lima, composed of Uruguayan Cecilia Siqueira and Brazilian Fernando de Lima, performed at the University of Florida three years ago.
Oh what the heck, one more from the duo. This time on two guitars.
“Chaccone in G Minor” by George Frideric Handel: