Jorge Morel, born in Argentina and now living and working in New York City, has performed for thousands of international audiences in the last three decades incorporating brilliant technique, a uniquely personal style and sophisticated artistic expression. As impressive as his record as a performing artist is, Morel's creative contributions as a composer have achieved the respect and recognition of his peers and established his position as a leader in the ongoing development of the classical guitar.
Through his original compositions and arrangements, Jorge Morel has substantially added to the existing repertoire for classical guitar while consistently challenging traditional, technical, and stylistic limitations.
His mastery of the technical combine with the intimate knowledge of the physical and acoustical characteristics of the instrument have resulted in an innovative approach to the complex task of composing for the classical guitar. His ability to blend his love for the Latin American rhythm textures and sophisticated jazz harmonies permeates his work with a musical imagination that is all his own, attested to by the many artists worldwide who have recorded his works.
Names such as John Williams, The Assad Brothers, Pepe and Angel Romero, Christopher Parkening, David Russel, David Starobin, Barbosa Lima, Ricardo Iznaola, Eliot Fisk, Krzysztof Pelech, Hillary Fields, The Hanser McClellan Duo, have performed and recorded many of Morel's compositions and arrangements, including Guitar Concertos, Guitar and String Quartets, solos, duets, and Guitar Quartets as well as fine performance of his Suite Del Sur by the Prague Quartet.
In addition to the many artists who have recorded his compositions, Morel himself has also created an extensive library of solo recordings on both major and independent labels such as RCA, Decca, Guitar Masters, Sesac and Luthier Music.
Jorge is also recognized for his commitment to the development and exposure of new talent, making his knowledge and experience accessible to serious students of guitar through master classes and private instruction.
Acting in the role of mentor, he has offered several former students the opportunity to join him in live performance, lending his name and support to help launch a gifted young professional's career. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.