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Edín Solís 2017-10-17T20:43:17+00:00

Edín Solís

Composer, guitarist, arranger and producer.

Born in Zarcero, in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica, on November 22, 1963. Edín Solís is one of the most respected Latin American classical guitarists and composers. He studied guitar and music at the University of Costa Rica.

BEGININGS

After winning The National Guitar Contest in 1991, he continued his guitar education in Spain and France. The following year he founded the group EDITUS with the violinist Ricardo Ramírez and percussionist Carlos Vargas.

They spread the music of Costa Rica to over 30 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Edín has been awarded three Grammy Awards for Best Producer and Best Engineer of the album Mundo with Ruben Blades in 2000 and 2003. He also earned best Costa Rican Arranger Award in the year 2000 and as the Best Composer of Classical Music of 2007.

He received the “Diosa de Plata” Award for Best Mexican Soundtrack for the film “Cartas a Elena” in 2012. Solis also composed music for films and documentaries such as “Empire” “Espejismo,” “Minuto Final,” “Cartas a Elena,” Mujer Descalza” and “Coiba: A Savage Paradise.” .

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

As a guitarist Solís performed in renowned venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, the Olimpia in Paris, and the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

He has performed with Ruben Blades, Armando Manzanero, León Gieco, Aterciopelados, Luis Fonsi, Alanis Morriset, Soraya among many others. His guitar compositions Danza, Pasaje Abierto, Tambito Josefino and his arrangements have been widely popularized by internationally acclaimed artists such as Tariq Harb, Cuarteto de Guitarras de Costa Rica, Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera. In 2015 Edín received the National Composition Award for his Concerto for Two Guitars and Orchestra PRECIOSA Y EL AIRE.

Solis recently finished the production of an album by Peruvian artist Fahed Mitre, with the participation of prominent musicians such as John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal, Vinnie Colaiutta, Alex Acuña y Pedro Eustache, among others. In 2017, Solis was elected President of the Costa Rican Association of Authors and Composers (ACAM).