Andrés Segovia playing “Asturias”

Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña, known as Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. Regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he is seen as the grandfather of the classical guitar. Wikipedia

Born: February 21, 1893, Linares, Jaén, Spain

Died: June 2, 1987, Madrid, Spain


“I like your temperament and technique […] What a pity such skill should be wasted on the small and undeveloped world of the guitar. Beautiful, perhaps, but solitary and wild; few men of talent have ventured there and you have chosen to spend on it all your God-given talent – why not consider changing instrument? You are still young enough; you could become famous playing the violin.”