“[obra] de virtuosismo mecánico, muy bien ejecutada por Alfonso Aguirre. Es un músico de sonoridad clara y sincera, que se lució en esta obra llena de matices de ambiente.” - El Adelantado de Segovia. España.
“Alfonso Aguirre Dergal cerró con broche de oro el Festival Internacional de Guitarra `Santiago Billoni´” - El Siglo de Durango. México.
“Este artista tiene una carrera musical en ascenso que seguramente lo convertirá en uno de los más importantes guitarristas e intérpretes de su generación en México. Sus recitales y conciertos, le han ganado un temprano prestigio en nuestro medio”. - La Guitarra Clásica en Guadalajara. Promoción Cultural de Jalisco, A. C.
“Aguirre-Dergal has the technical brilliance and musicality to inspire and awe from his audience.” - The Coastal Current. Texas.
“The music he creates makes you feel you are a part of an intimate conversation that sometimes possesses a unique sweetness of tone, sometimes speaks with a sensuous expressiveness, and sometimes brings fire to the stage.” - South Padre Parade. Texas.
“Alfonso Aguirre Dergal performed one of the most brilliant graduation recitals in my twenty two years of teaching at Yale.” - Benjamin Verdery. Degree Recital Report. Yale School of Music.
Duo Ditirambo was founded in 2008 while violist Noelia Gómez and guitarist Alfonso Aguirre were completing their graduate studies at Yale University´s School of Music. Since then, the duo has received international accolades. Their performances include recitals as well as solo concerto appearances at music festivals, on concert series and TV broadcasts in various countries.
In recent dates Dúo Ditirambo has performed in Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the United States of America and Mexico in venues such as the IV “Borguitar” Festival, XXXII Festival Internacional de Música “Manuel de Falla”, Teatros del Canal, V Festival Internacional de Guitarra “Ciudad de Caravaca”, XXIII Jornadas de Música Contemporánea de Segovia, Teatro Juan Bravo, Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, Yale Guitar Extravaganza 2016, UK Internacional Guitar Series, XVII Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco, XXXIX Festival de Guitarra de Paracho, IX Festival Internacional de Guitarra “Ramón Noble”, XI Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Sonora, II Festival Nuntempa de Música Contemporánea, XXVIII Festival Cultural de Zacatecas, among others.
The Duo has soloed in USA with the American Wind Smphony Orchestra conducted by Robert A. Boudreau and in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Segovia under conductor Álvaro Mendía in the Alcázar de Segovia (Segovia´s Castle).
Their album Perpetuum Mobile (2013), has been reviewed as “a great album… bright and elegant, with an evocative and melancholic mood that gives it immense beauty…” (Histéricas Grabaciones, Spain, 2016).
Dúo Ditirambo is a music ensemble of Mediaset España, for which they have filmed ten works for the TV production “Musical Cities”, which broadcasts nationally since January 2016 in Telecinco, Spain, and which will be included shortly in the In-flight entertainment of Iberia Airlines.
The duo has premiered original works for this combination by composers such as Mario Gosálvez Blanco, Fernando Buide del Real, Leonardo Coral, Flores Chaviano, Claudia Herrerías, among others.
Currently, Noelia and Alfonso teach viola and guitar respectively in the Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical: “Progreso Musical” in Madrid, and are associate faculty at the Univesidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (Mexico). They also organize a guitar concert series in Segovia (Spain) entitled San Marcos Rincón de la Guitarra.
Since July 2011 Duo Dirambo has become not only a musical unit, but also a married couple.