Winner of countless important competitions around the world and recipient of numerous academic and merit-based awards, Juan Carlos Laguna is nowadays not only a world-renowned performer, but also an internationally recognized educator. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Music of Mexico's National University and is the Artistic Director of the Taxco International Guitar Festival as well as the Artistic Director of the National University's Guitar Festival. In this album Mr. Laguna has gathered a selection of previously recorded works, performed with some of his closest friends. With an emphasis on Mexican music, the repertoire also includes works by composers from other latitudes of Latin America. The program includes three works for solo guitar: La Catedral (The cathedral) by Barrios Mangoré, Agua y Vino (Water and Wine) by Gismonti and Seis Milonga (Six Milonga) by Ernesto Cordero. Other works include Por Siempre Sabines (Forever Sabines) for soprano and guitar, by Julio César Oliva, Tocata para flauta y guitarra (Toccata for flute and guitar) by Eduardo Angulo, Muy Cerca (Very Close) for cello and guitar, by Eduardo Gamboa and Fantasía Mulata (Mulatto Fantasy) for flute and guitar, by Ernesto Cordero.