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.