jose antonio ordonez
My interpretation of Julia Florida and my composition Tremolo No 1 are now online! Thanks to Siccas Guitars for the amazing recording! Un Día de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer will be published soon. Please make sure to use headphones! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date!
Jose Antonio Ordonez was born in 1987 in Guatemala City. He was 7 years old when he received his first guitar and was initially taught by J. Luis Guarcas, who helped him develop a musical interest in the instrument.
At the age of 10, Jose Antonio Ordonez joined the guitar academy of the Guatemalan guitarist William Orbaugh, who in strict method, introduced him to classical guitar, particularly to the Latin American and Baroque repertoire: Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Brower, Bach, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Telemann.
During his teenage years, his family moved to Germany, where he became student and friend of the internationally renowned guitarist Prof. Nora Buschmann. Jose Antonio Ordonez has received masterclasses with Em. Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca, Ana Vidovic, Jose Antonio Escobar, among others.
In the year 2012, I discovered my interest for composing pieces, a work that has resulted in several pieces for solo guitar. The notes for my Trémolo No. 1, are available for download free of charge. You can leave a donation below using Paypal if you would like to contribute to my art. Notes for other pieces will be added in early 2019. I am happy to be contacted if you have any inquiries or comments on my work!
I play with a guitar constructed by the luthier Mario Grimaldi in 2013 Montaldo Bormida, Italy. It is a dimensionally accurate replica of a late 1920s Santos Hernandez, a time where constructive differences between classical and flamenco guitars were not existent. The spruce top guitar has therefore a slightly smaller body, yet without deviating from the 650mm. It produces an incredibly traditional guitar sound with most exceptional projection characteristics, in particular with a set of fresh Savarez 500 ARJ Corum Alliance strings of high tension bases and normal trebles. With perfectly polished nails, one gets a chocolate mellow sound out of the trebles, yet being careful of not overplaying them, as sound can get too bright due to the KF Alliance (carbon) trebles. Intonation was calibrated by Norbert Wolf with his Nowo-Mensur procedure. You can find images of the guitar in the gallery section.
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