Press Reviews

“Guitarplaying at its finest!“

(WAZ, Newspaper of Western Germany, 25.11.96)


“Julio Almeida, the Ecuadorian Segovia”

(El Telégrafo, Ecuador, 22.07.05)


“His Villa-Lobos’ Chôro N° 1 is humorous and has some magical quieter moments. […] His two encores are also received with rapturous applause.”

(Classical Guitar, London, Nov. 05)


“The notes of Piazzolla’s Verano porteńo resound in a masterly manner. For Almeida this is the first time in the temple of classical music in Manhattan (The Carnegie Hall).”

(O. Imbaquingo, correspondent of El Comercio, Ecuador in New York, 03.07.06)


“Master of execution and first class guitar player”.

(Twoja Muza Magazine, Polen, 01.2007)


"A master of the string

(Rhein-Sieg-Rundschau,Germany, 12.06.02)


“A rising star of the classical guitar world”

(Américas Magazine, Washington DC, August 2005)


“The Guitarist's interpretation of El Ultimo Tremolo by Agustin Barrios Mangore was moving and filled with passion”

(Mindener Tageblatt, Germany, 21.04.08)


“Masterly interpretation of Isaac Albéniz’ Suite Espańola N°5”

(Vistazo, Ecuador, 01.09.05)


“The technically and musically highly convincing soloist proved also to be a charming moderation.”

(Elbmarsch-Post, Germany, 26.09.07)


“At the end of every concert a standing ovation is demanded by the audience as the highest level of execution and interpretation is performed by the instrumentalist...”

(Latitud 0°Magazine, Paris- France, 12.2006)


“Outstanding performance in the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and at Radio Nacional. His technique and his artistic talent proved that his job as an interpreter is without any doubt the result of very serious and responsible work.”

(Radio Nacional, Buenos Aires, 09. 03)


"In his masterful interpretation of Joaquin Rodrigo's Invocación y Danza, Almeida demonstrated a profound maturity..."

(Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger,Germany, 03.11.98)


“Excellent performance of the Ecuadorian guitarrist in Austria. Julio Almeida’s concert was considered to be one of the most outstanding of the evening in the renowned Urania of Vienna.”

(Ecuador Inmediato, 02.06.06)


“Masterful and fiery, Julio Almedia proved that the guitar belongs to Latin America just as chili peppers belong to salsa.”

(WAZ, Bochum.Germany 12.06.07)


“A brilliant Musician...The dance compositions from Spain, Brazil, and Argentina which Almedia performed virtuously and with decisive rhythm were musically sophisticated.”

(Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Germany 9/10.04.09)


“The audience was entranced by Julio Almeida's performance in Andisheh Hall...”

(Etemadi Melli, Tehran, 21.08.06)