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May 30, 2013
World-renowned Paraguayan harpist & violinist
Thursday, May 30
- 8pm $21 adv, $25 door
Carlos Reyes recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay South America. He began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. A few years later, his father, a musical and national hero in Paraguay, dared young Carlos to learn the complicated 36 string native Paraguayan harp. Being called a child prodigy at an early age, he took his father's challenge seriously. Carlos purchased his first harp for $50.00 when he was just ten years old. Two weeks later, he earned a double encore and $250.00 at his first professional harp concert. Since then he has taken the harp and its music to new and groundbreaking levels.
Recently returning from tours in Asia and South America he keeps sharing his brand of music to more and more parts of the world with great reviews. Carlos has been invited by the Ministry of Education in Paraguay to come back and give concerts. On the last tour to his homeland, he started a program to bring back musical instruments for the children. He plans to give workshops and get this project/foundation running this year.
Carlos currently has new CDs soon to be released. A group effort featuring Carlos’ astonishing mastery of the violin and harp and a third solo harp endeavor. Along with an international musical reputation, Mr. Reyes has amassed a large enthusiastic Bay Area following, always wondering what new surprise or style of music he’ll bring to the stage. His charismatic personality and outstanding musical talents are a potent combination with which he performs an extensive and entertaining repertoire. The Bay Area is proud to claim Carlos Reyes, as one of its most favorite and talented artists.