( Posadas, Argentina, 1949 )
Cardoso has given concerts throughout Europe and South America and has been a
regular participant in international conventions and festivals, in addition to
appearances on radio and television.
compositions number over 270 : for solo guitar (Suites “Misionera”,
"Litoraleña", "Sudamericana", “Mitosis”, “de los Mitá-í”,
“Cuarderno de Posadas”, “24 Piezas sudamericanas”,
“22 variaciones sobre un tema costarricense” , “Preludios y danzas”, and
a large number of individual pieces); duets ("Suite Porteña",
“Hommage a Fernando Sor”, and “Fuga”
for two guitars; “Una luz muy lejana” and "Meticuloso" for
guitar and violin; "Suite pampeana" -six pieces for guitar and
harpsichord; “Senemaite”, "Abusete" and "Atulei" for
guitar and flute); trios ("Tres piezas sudamericanas",
"Tango", "Preguiçoso" and “Seis piezas” for three
guitars); quartets (“Yevi-á - four pieces-, "Poker de ases" for
guitars, "Cuarteto en La" and "Canon ibérico" for strings);
quintets ("El cordobazo)", for guitar and strings; "Lamento
cainquá" for guitar and winds); concertos ("Suite Indiana", for
two guitars and strings, "Concierto guaraní" and "Fantasía clásica"
for guitar and orchestra); string orchestra ("Suite latinoamericana")
and numerous songs. The compositions are regularly performed with many being
recorded by international performers.
has also produced a similar number of transcriptions and arrangements of folk
themes from South America, the Spanish Renaissance, Baroque period as well as
from other countries and eras.
Cardoso is also a writer, having the following books : "CIENCIA Y METODO DE
LA TECHNICA GUITARRISTA" (Science and methodology of guitar techniques),
published in French (Les Editions Austreales), Japonese (Guitar Music), and
Spanish (University of Costa Rica), and translated into English, German and
Polish; "RITMOS Y FORMAS MUSICALES SUDAMERICANAS" (South American
rhythms and musical forms) - Vol.1 Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay); and
"RASGUEOS" (Strmming) from the 16th century to the present day. He has
also undertaken investigative work for the University of Costa Rica in respect
of the music of Guancaste.
has taken part in various competitions in Argentina and won first prizes at the
first Littoral Music Festival (Posadas, 1963), the Seventh National Folklore
Festival (Cosquin, 1966), the fourth National Composition Contest (Salta, 1971)
and the second International Classical Guitar Music Contest Mor6n, Buenos Aires,
teaches Technique, Interpretation, South American Music, Baroque Music and
Composition, and regularly gives lectures at study courses, congresses and
seminars around the world.
Cardoso, in addition to his work as a concert performer, composer, musicologist
and Doctor (University of Cordoba, Argentina, 1973) has founded and conducted
the GUITAR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF MADRID, and is Artistic Director of the
International Guitar Music Festivals of Alsace (France) and Posadas (Argentina).
As a student he studied under : Hermalida A. de Odonetto (folkloric dance), Luis J. Cassinelli (solfeggio), Lucas B. Areco and M. H. Antola de Gomez Crespo (Guitar), Javier Hinojosa (early music) and Mario Perini (harmony) and has obtained the Higher Diploma in Teaching from the Royal Conservatory of Madrid.
“Clásicos del folklore sudamericano” Classic South American folklore
themes,, Spain, 1976
"Suite sudamericana" (South American Suite), Spain, 1978
“Jorge Cardoso, autores sudamericanos” (Jorge Cardoso, South American
Composers), Spain, 1979)
"El cordobazo y Lamento cainguá", Spain, 1980
"Jorge Cardoso & Niibori Guitar Orchestra", Japan, 1980
"Suite litoraleña" Spain, 1981
"DIE GRÖSSTEN GITARRISTEN UNSERER ZEIT"
Greatest Guitarists of Our Time")
Bream, Yepes, Behrend, Cardoso
"Jorge Cardoso, guitarra, (Germany, 1981)
"Orquesta de Cámara de Guitarras de Madrid" (Guitar Chamber Orchestra
of Madrid), Spain, 1984
"Confidencias" (Secrets), France, 1984
"Tañidos" (Sounds),Spain, 1988
Cardoso plays Cardoso, Czechoslovakia, 1988
"T. Blanke & R. Dasek, D. Qualey, J. CARDOSO, Germany, 1990
"Tañidos" Vol.2 Spain, 1990 (Ministry of Culture Prize, June 1991
"Música barroca española" (Spanish Baroque Music) Spain, 1992