Guitar Concerto, A Night Of Music at IAID

Multi-awarded guitarist and IAID’s very own Dr. Gonzalo Arias Contreras will present a guitar concerto entitled “Transcriptions” on 3 November 2022, 7 PM at the Academy.   

Dr. Gonzalo Contreras is a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia (USA), a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin (USA), and a Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Chile.

Born in Chile, Dr. Gonzalo has bagged numerous prestigious guitar competitions around the world. Among these are the J.S.Bach International Guitar Competition in Japan, the Louisville International Guitar Competition in the United States, the Troy University Guitar Competition in the United States, and the Montreal International Guitar Competition in Canada. Dr. Gonzalo has also won other guitar competitions in Spain, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile. This is the maestro’s first time in the Middle East, and he considers himself truly fortunate to be in Qatar.

Dr. Gonzalo Arias Contreras is currently an IAID instructor of acoustic and classical guitar as well as ukulele to students of different ages.

The maestro states “I feel very lucky because, during my time at IAID, I can interact with different students and their families. I am grateful to be able to travel throughout the world where the only language needed is music, motivation, and dedication.”

Dr. Gonzalo will present different pieces from the Baroque to music from the 20th century, specifically from the famous rock group Queen. “Queen was always inspired in some way by classical music and opera, which are blended with rock imprints,” says the Maestro.

He adds “The first part offers a classical view with Latino Spanish flavors, where the dissonances of Piazolla and the Phrygian mode of Malats appear and give a complete recital form.”

Sign up to reserve seats for this free concert featuring award-winning guitarist Dr. Gonzalo Arias performing popular works by Scarlatti, Giullani, Malats, Piazolla, and Queen.  Call us at 44411234 / 44320974 or visit

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