Gloria Villanueva Sánchez

(born in Barcelona, Spain, on 2nd August 1953). Guitarist, composer and teacher. She began studying music theory and piano when she was nine years old; three years later began guitar studies with Natalia Demidoff. Later she attained the High Degree of this instrument with Jaume Torrent at the Liceu Conservatory, where she also obtained the Elementary Level in piano. BA in Psychology at the Barcelona University in 1976. That year she began her work as a psychotherapist, together with several postgraduate courses, in the Clinical Child Psychology specialty and in the music field, as well as music teaching and composition. In 1988 she was hired by the Catalonia Territorial Delegation ONCE specialized in teaching music to blind people. She has elaborated various methods for learning guitar as well as works for solo guitar or chamber music groups and symphonic works. Most of them are published by La mà de Guido.
Selected Recordings: 30 estudios para guitarra. Sabadell: Ars Harmonica, 2001; L'Almanac; Égloga.
Selected Works: 5 piezas para piano (1. Preludio- 2. Vals- 3. Habanera- 4. Ostinato- 5. Slow rag), pf; Atelier (1. Allegro alla misura- 2. Lento cantabile- 3. Allegro agitato- 4. Andante espressivo- 5. Andantino- 6. Moderato assai- 7. L'istesso tempo): Suite orquestal; L'Aventura (Sensation), s, chi; Concert en Sol menor (1. Moderato cantabile- 2. Larghetto espressivo- 3. Allegro vivace), chi, string orchestra; Rapsodia sinfónica; Souvenir de Göreme, 3 chi; Suite en Sol Major, vl (fl), chi.