Video Pick of the Week: Veronica Eres Plays the ‘Canción’ from Ponce’s ‘Sonata No. 3’

Hailing from the U.S. state of Tennessee Veronica Eres took up the piano at 4, the violin at 6, and didn’t get around to the guitar until she was 15. It’s safe to say she’s made up for lost time! After earning a her BA degree in Music Performance from the Florida State University (under Bruce Holzman). she headed west to pursue a master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, working with Judicäel Perroy.


In this video selection, she performs the gorgeous second movement (“Canción”) of Sonata No. 3 (1927) by Mexican composer Manuel Maria Ponce, who of course was known for his long association with Andrés Segovia. Indeed, Segovia was the first to record Sonata No. 3, in 1930. Veronica’s guitar was made by guitarist/luthier Steven Walter. —Blair Jackson