'...Rodes exhibits an excellent modern technique which is unfailingly at the service of a refined musicality and very considerable sensibility, his natural good taste abounding at all times...His artistry was most warmly ackonowledged by the appreciative audience whose response elicited from the player encores by Barrrios and Granados, further evidence of the very considerable poetry this young man has to offer...'

(Wigmore Hall, London)
C. Kilvington.


'...In the hands of Ignacio Rodes, the expressive possibilities of the guitar are infinite. His commitment to classical music is readily apparent in his concert performances, which are models of inspiration and professionalism...The public's response was excellent, as was his playing.'

XV International Cervantine Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico


' ...Ignacio Rodes demonstrated in his recital a remarkably intense and distinguished musicality, accompanied throughout by a clean and delicate sound...'

Alte Oper, Frankfurt


'...In the Fantasia Elegiaca by F. Sor, the first work in a most attractive and demanding programme, Rodes' playing captivated the audience by producing a very transparent atmosphere imbued with great creative force, an uncompromisingly classical and profound approach and a full, rounded and clear sound... Rodes is one of the few Spaniards who undestands the music of J. S. Bach and can play it analytically and very intensely, while at the same time maintaining an unfailing musicality. In the Sonata in C Major BMW 1005 we were treated to a most powerful performance, lavish in its attention to detail and clarity... In the second half of the programme, Rodes surprised the public with Four Spanish Pieces by J. Turina, offering and exquisite and authentic interpretation and a choice of timbre that imparted an impressionistic flavour and an attractive additional charm to these pieces... Rodes concluded his recital with the Sonata Op. 47 by A. Ginastera. Once again, this guitarist displayed the qualities already mentioned, retaining control of the sound even in the most impetuous passages. As in the rest of the programme, he brought to this difficult work an impeccable technique. The audience of over 800 people responded with enthusiasm. Rodes showed his appreciation by treating us to three encores. A truly impressive debut!...'

Stuttgart International Festival

'...Classical guitarist's abilities shine in the music of Spain, his home...Rodes played with impressive technical command and musicianship, demonstrating the performer's mastery of the coloristic and technical devices available to the modern guitarist...two encores by Tarrega ended the program. Here, the simplicity and warmth of Rodes' playing was beautiful, bordering on song...'

Virginia Center for the Arts



'...a great delicacy of exposition and a meticulous clarity of diction added to a subtle and very musical sense of accentuation are the hallmarks of Rodes' excellent playing style...'.

VI International Festival of Contemporary Music. Alicante


'...Ignacio Rodes, an excellent guitarist from Alicante, gave a magnificient permormance of the highly virtuosic solo part of J. Guinjoan's Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra...'


VI International Festival of Contemporary Music. Alicante



'...Rodes was a revelation, an elegant and tasteful player with lovely tone (on a fine spruce Romanillos), crisp technique and exceptional stamina on the Bach...'

GFA Convention, Sheldon Theatre, St. Louis-Missouri

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C. Kilvington.

excelsior mexico Patricia Morales.
'EXCELSIOR', México D.F.
Frankfurter Dieter Romer.
Guitar & Laute Gerd M. Dausend.
' Revista GUITAR & LAUTE', Germany
virginian pilot Paul Sayegh.
abc Leopoldo Hontañon.
'ABC', Spain
El pais Enrique Franco.
'EL PAIS', Spain
sunboard Richard M. Long,