Victor Martinez Parada

Chilean-born, Victor Martinez Parada is recognised as one of the world’s finest classical Latin-American avant-garde solo guitarists. Classically trained, over the course of his career he has developed an innovative style which generates a world of sound by interpreting music from the classics, folk, jazz and pop using multiple techniques. By listening to his fantasies on pop tunes such as Stevie Wonder's ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’, Daniel Alomia Roble’s ‘El Condor Pasa’, Laura Branigan's ‘Self-Control’, Harold Arlen's ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and the Lennon-McCartney classic, ‘Yesterday’, you will understand not only how music has shaped him but also how he has shaped music.

‘The Chilean Hendrix’ – Lloyd Bradford Syke - Syke on Stage

Chilean-born, Victor Martinez Parada is recognised as one of the world’s finest classical Latin-American avant-garde solo guitarists. Classically trained, over the course of his career he has developed an innovative style which generates a world of sound by interpreting music from the classics, folk, jazz and pop using multiple techniques. By listening to his fantasies on pop tunes such as Stevie Wonder's ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’, Daniel Alomia Roble’s ‘El Condor Pasa’, Laura Branigan's ‘Self-Control’, Harold Arlen's ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and the Lennon-McCartney classic, ‘Yesterday’, you will understand not only how music has shaped him but also how he has shaped music. His music is more than music. He tells a story with his music, building image upon image. He closes his eyes and delves deep into the music. He can only play music that touches his heart. Audiences join him on his journey, cherishing his performances which reflect a professional music career spanning more than 50 years.

An accomplished performer, composer and teacher, he has an extensive list of music in his repertoire, ranging from classical to modern to South American folk to avant-garde. He has composed pieces for solo guitar, ensembles including duos, trios, quartets, sextets and also for guitar & ensemble and guitar quartet & symphony orchestra.

After nurturing the musical careers of his family and touring the world for many years with his sons Andro and Dauno Martinez as the guitar trio, Martinez Akustica, Victor Martinez Parada has returned to his roots and is taking his unique talent back on the road as a soloist. A performance by Victor Martinez Parada is not to be missed. He is a musician’s musician who plays from the heart.

‘The Chilean Hendrix’ – Lloyd Bradford Syke - Syke on Stage

Upcoming Events

12 Jun, 2021 - 5.30 PM

Sin Fronteras - Latin-America Holding Hands @ Marrickville Town Hall
303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

On Saturday June 12 Victor Martinez Parada and Lilian Guerrero are a special guest duo alongside Canto Libre, Pukara, Danza Montun, Los Pibes, Hekatombe, Victor Valdes, Hernan Flores and Facundo Herrera

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26 Jun, 2021 - 8. 00 PM

Double Bill! Ray Beadle and Victor Martinez Parada @ Butchers Brew Bar
499 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill

On Saturday June 26. For the first time! A one night only pairing of two guitar legends Ray Beadle and Victor Martinez Parada

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2 Jul, 2021 - 7.00 PM

Victor Martinez Parada in Concert @ Music@Street Market @ Street Market Asian Tapas Bar & Restaurant
116 Willoughby Rd Crows Nest

On Friday July 2 enjoy in concert one of the world's finest classical Latin-American avant-garde guitarists, Victor Martinez Parada

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20 Jul, 2021 - 7.00 PM

Victor Martinez Parada plus special guests Lines of Flight @ Funk Sydney at Civic Underground
Civic Underground, 388 Pitt st. Sydney (Cnr. Pitt and Goulburn Streets)

OnTuesday July 20 enjoy in concert one of the world's finest classical Latin-American avant-garde guitarists, Victor Martinez Parada

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21 Aug, 2021 - 5.30 PM

Victor Martinez Parada in Concert @ The Brass Monkey
115a Cronulla Street, Cronulla

On Saturday August 21 enjoy in concert one of the world's finest classical Latin-American avant-garde guitarists, Victor Martinez Parada

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12 Sep, 2021 - 5.30 PM

Coast Life Festival @ Terilbah Reserve
Wilfred Barrett Drive, The Entrance North

On Sunday 12 September Victor Martinez Parada is a special guest at a festival celebrating life near, on or in the water

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Victor's Facebook page is the most convenient way of keeping in touch and up-to-date with his performances, see his photos and read his views on everything music. Share with him your photos and feedback on his shows! He invites you to engage with him and looks forward to meeting you at a forthcoming show.

Victor on FaceBook

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Victor's YouTube page gives you access to a library of his original compositions and performances. We're continually adding additional ones as they are ready. He invites you to enjoy his music!

Victor on YouTube