Gualberto Ibarreto , is a folk singer, and executant of mandolin, cuatro, and guitar.
During his childhood, he taught himself how to play several instruments after observing popular musicians of the Venezuelan east. He later received some slight knowledge of academic music from Tobias Hernandez and Raul Bennedetti. He participated at the choral of the Briceno Mendez Grammar School, and played the mandolin at the San Antonio de Padua School Band of El Tigre, Anzoategui state. Between 1970 and 1975, Gualberto made his first presentations as a solo singer, in the auditoriums of the Central University of Venezuela and the University of the Andes. From there, he recorded his first album for Promus, a Venezuelan record label, and was also contracted by Radio Caracas Television. Gualberto Ibarreto has recorded more than 15 albums in which he has presented a wide diversity of folk music, especially from the Venezuelan east, with genres like: Malaguena, Jota, Galeron and Polo, interpreting songs of composers such as: Luis Mariano Rivera, Luis Guillermo Gonzalez, Simon Diaz, Augusto Bracca, Enrique Hidalgo and Jose Enrique Sarabia, among others. This insigne artist, has made presentations throughout all countries in the Americas.
Gualberto Ibarreto has participated as special guest in many albums of other well known singers and groups from Venezuela and United States, such as Serenata Guayanesa, Cecilia Todd, Huascar Barradas, Juan Carlos Salazar, El Cuarteto, Metallica ., Gustavo Cerati.among many others.
Gualberto Ibarreto Discography
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