Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Transcriptions of Solo Guitar works, including Maria Luisa, El Marabino, Suite Venezolana, 4 Valses Venezolanos

Fun Facts

  • John Williams referred to Lauro as the “Strauss of the guitar.”
  • Lauro’s father, who was an Italian immigrant, taught Lauro how to play the guitar.
  • In 1948, he was imprisoned by the Venezuelan military because of his belief in democracy.

Get to know Lauro in this video by Columbus Symphony Cellist Victor Firlie!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Lauro’s Music

  • None at this time

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