Video Pick of the Week: Paola Requena Plays ‘Sin Dicerte Nada’

Paola Requena was born in Cartagena, Spain, and received her higher formal guitar education in Paris with Alberto Ponce, in Alicante, Spain, with Ignacio Rodes, and in classes with David Russell, José Tomás, Ricardo Gallén, and others. This beautiful piece, the title of which translates into English as “Without Telling You Anything,” is credited on the video as having been written by Requena and an “R. Camins”; beyond that I have been able to discover nothing! It doesn’t appear to have been recorded on CD by Requena or by other artists (but please correct me if I’m wrong). At any rate, it’s a wonderful composition with a classic feel to it, and it requires considerable dexterity from the talented guitarist. Requena’s most recent releases are the album Sabor Español (“Spanish flavor”) and the EP Sabor Español 2, released in 2014 and 2015, respectively  —Blair Jackson