Posted 19 August, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

It mutes the vibrant voice of Luis Felipe Giron May

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luis felipe Girón May (Fotografía cortesía: Diario de Centro América)

luis felipe Girón May (Photo courtesy: Journal of Central America)

Last night ceased to exist on baritone laureate age Guatemalan 61 years old

The baritone Guatemalan Luis Felipe Giron May ceased to exist last night, unspecified causes. The artist, of 61 years old, is-winning singing competitions worldwide. He had offered some shows in recent weeks, so his death was a shock to the artistic.

The 31 July, Siglo.21 told the artist plans to participate in the Historic Center Festival, to be held in November. The artist gave a benefit concert Fundaorto, the 6 August, and one in Antigua Guatemala, the 10 August. Also, acted on 14 August at the Embassy of Mexico.

Human and artistic value

La actriz Alma Monsanto, Pigs May who met when he was a student of Green Valley College, Year 1967, remember: "He was a lovely boy, vivacious. He sang like sopranino and I said 'you have to study the parts of the wording', but he did not like. He studied with master Alberto Navas and he realized he had a baritone voice ".

Another actress who had the opportunity to share the table with him was Maria Teresa Martinez, who notes that although she is not a singer and he was not an actor, "I was lucky work with him The Nutcracker. He was a wonderful human being, a teacher and a great friend ".

The director of the National Newspaper, Eugenia María Gordillo, remember: "A Luis Felipe Giron was the first person who makes 33 years gave him Artist of the Year Award. Request to the Department of Art that his body be taken to the National Theatre and pay him homage ", adds the journalist. Gordillo refers to the last time you met the national baritone was the 14 August in the premises of the Embassy of Mexico.

Raquel Zelaya, Association for Research and Social Studies, expressed that their relationship began in the signing of the Peace Accords and, with the passage of time, agreed concerts. "In Antigua made the comment that had sore ankles, but do not know the cause of his death ", Zelaya expressed.

  • Awards and honors

• If graduó Summa cum Laude Giusseppe Verdi Conservatory, Milan.

• He was appointed by the Union of Writers Mexicanos as Best Singer of the Year on two occasions.

• Obtained Emeritisimun University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Order Miguel Angel Asturias. Order of the Quetzal, Presidential Medal for Peace Artist of Unesco.

  • Vigil

The artist, who was honored with the Order of the Quetzal, Chapels will be veiled in places Señoriales 9, although until last night, at press time, not established funeral service hours.

Source: Century 21

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