Lute, Theorbo, Vihuela
Agustín Capdevila teaches Renaissance Lute, Baroque Lute, Vihuela and Theorbo. In his approach to music, he went through a variety of instruments, such as piano, electric guitar and classical guitar, and also through different music styles, such as rock, metal and classical, but always with an interest and curiosity for early music. In the beginning, he studied electric guitar with Professor Carlos Corales, and later decided to enter the Instituto de Música de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (IMUC) to study classical guitar with Master Oscar Ohlsen. It is in this period when he starts to play the lute and decides to dedicate himself entirely to the study of early plucked instruments. In Chile his lute studies were performed with the same Master Oscar Ohlsen. Then he moves to Barcelona to continue his studies with Professor Xavier Diaz-Latorre at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), where he studied and researched the Austrian composer and Master of Chapel Matthias Biechteler, who had a facet as Lute player almost unknown. During this same period, he also did several specialization courses with Professor Eduardo Egüez in Italy. Later, he moved to Basel to continue his studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the tutelage of Master Hopkinson Smith. His repertoire includes music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque, with an emphasis on solo lute music, putting gesture and rhetoric as the basis for his performance. He has performed both as a soloist, as well as a member of ensembles in various countries in Europe and South America.