Torres-La Leona

IMG_0134As a wrap up of the Torres Bicentenary activities in the city of Almeria, Dr. Hanen brought his wonderful guitar La Leona to the Apollo theatre and Wulfin Lieske worked his magic with it. This was the first time I had heard the Leona in concert and actually the first time I had heard Lieske live. What a wonderful team they make! Despite the bottom-heavy sound of the Leona the guitarist drew out beautiful tones and created a perfect musical atmosphere. The high point of the evening was definitely the music but it was also a pleasure to share a meal afterwards with Lieske, Hanen, guitar-makers Juan Miguel González and Andy Marvi as well as other guitar dignitaries including descendants of Antonio de Torres, Marcus Toscano, Penelope Maravalhas and Norberto Torres.