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Andrés Godoy

Born November 10, 1953 in Chile.

He got his first guitar from his grandparents at the age of 10, immediately fell under the spell of this instrument and became a diligent student. At the age of 14 he lost his right hand in an accident. But even this crucial fact, which, for the majority of guitarists would mean an immediate and definitive end to playing, could not discourage young Andrés from his passion.  

Thanks to his perseverance, creativity and everyday practice, he invented a unique one-handed technique called "Tatap", which includes playing along the fingerboard, bass lines, melodies, percussion, slides ... Stunning technical virtuosity combines with a sense of strong melody and obvious love for the guitar music itself.

The compositions of Andrés Godoy include a variety of influences from around the world with the elements of South American music, progressive rock, fusion, jazz, blues… Some songs are also accompanied by singing.

For a long time (1988 to 2007), he has been supporting and developing a variety of cultural projects for young talents in Chile. Many successful musicians in the early years of their career were supported by Godoy and he became a producer of their albums.

Since 2007, Andrés Godoy has had a long international tour including concerts in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. He publishes CDs and DVDs and lectures at numerous workshops.

Andrés Godoy deserves to be one of the main stars of this year's festival Guitar Across Styles.
Do not miss the chance to see this exceptional, phenomenal Chilean musician on his first tour in the Czech Republic.