“His techinique, coupled with his good taste, makes him a fine artist” Joaquín Clerch
“Eduardo is a sensitive musician, direct and tremendously creative. He gives intensity in each interpretation” Alberto Rosado
“… You can´t imagine the tremendous impression you left on the young guitarists here in Havana. They consider you, and it is true, among the great masters of the instrument, as a docent and as an interpreter. You are a very serious musician, respectful with the intentions of the composer while giving your personal visions of the works … ”
The young guitarist Eduardo Inestal Salamanca is considered one of the most important guitarists of his generation. He studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca and the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf under the direction of Marcos Martin, Hugo Geller and Joaquin Clerch respectively. He graduated with Honors winning the Award “Premio de honor” and also gets Konzertexamen under the tutelage of Master Clerch with the highest rating “Mit Auszeichnung-Cum Laude”. At the same time, he studied History and got a Master in Education in the University of Salamanca.
He attended numerous master classes where he met guitarists with worldwide reputation, such as Joaquín Clerch, David Russell, Ricardo Gallén, Roberto Aussel, Demetrio Ballesteros, Eduardo Isaac, Miguel Trápaga, Alex Garrobé, Margarita Escarpa, Carlo Marchione, Eduardo Isaac, Denis Azabagic or Pavel Steidl among others.
Eduardo Inestal obtained 14 prizes in international competitions such as the “Norba Caesarina”, “Jose Tomas – Villa de Petrer”, “Villa de Aranda”, “Cesar Aira”, “Luys Milan” among others, also has developed an important concert activity as soloist and chamber musician in Europe and America. Eduardo Inestal is invited to many music festivals as the “Festival internacional de Guitarra de La Habana” (Cuba), “Festival Internacional de Segovia” (Spain),”La guitarra en los jardines de Falla” (Spain) “Jóvenes Maestros Internacionales” (León, Spain), “Semana de la Guitarra Villa de Petrer” (Spain), “Klanken Festival Maastricht” (Netherlands) “Niederrhein-Musikfestival” (Germany), “Düsseldorf Guitar Festival” (Germany) performing in major venues such as Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada, the Teatro Lope de Vega in Valladolid, Teatro Conde Duque or Juan March Foundation in Madrid, Auditorio “Ciudad de León”, Robert Schumann Saal Düsseldorf, Cologne Philharmonie or National Theatre of Cuba.
He has premiered numerous works written for and dedicated to Eduardo Inestal, among which should be highlighted José María Gallardo del Rey, Joaquín Clerch, Simone Iannarelli, Pepe Payá, Javier Salvador, Francisco Albert Ricote, Santiago Quinto, Daniel Real, Pablo Rodríguez, Marius Bajog or Jan Freidlin. He also played the world premiere of works by Juan Cruz Guevara, Alberto Works, Daniel Casado, Mischa Tangian or Claudio Prieto and others.
His guitar has led him to work with music personalities like guitarrist and composer Joaquín Clerch, pianist Alberto Rosado and Anthony Spiri, bassoonist of the Concertgebouw Simon Van Holen or conductors such a Leo Brouwer, Desar Sulejmani, Thomas Gabrish, or Thomas Neuhoff among others.
Among his recordings, “La Guitarra de Burgos” (2012) is the most prominent and celebrated, being head of program of classical radio (RNE) “La Guitarra” directed and presented by Ángel Sánchez Manglanos.
He has won several scholarships such Injuve, E.On or “Fundación La Gaceta” being the first and only guitarist in getting it.
Eduardo Inestal currently teaches at the Robert Schumann University of Music and at the “Clara Schumann” Conservatory, both in Dusseldorf (Germany) and is regularly invited to give master classes at numerous institutions and festivals and as a jury-member in international competitions.
Eduardo Inestal plays with a Paco Santiago Marín guitar and exclusively with Strings Knobloch Active.