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Carlos Pérez (Guitar, Arranger)

Born: 1976 - Santiago, Chile

The Chilean guitarist, Carlos Pérez, stated his interest in guitar playing at an early age through his father. He studied under Ernesto Quezada at the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile where graduated with top honors. He was awarded top prizes in major international competitions in Europe and America, winning first prize in: “Alirio Díaz” in Venezuela; “René Bartoli” in France; “Printemps de La Guitare” in Belgium; “Forum Gitarre” in Austria; “Fundacion Guerrero” in Spain and “Joaquín Rodrigo Competition” in Spain.

Carlos Pérez has given recitals in more than thirty countries in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe, and has played with orchestras from England, Belgium, the USA, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland and Chile. His international activity have taken him to play at Berlin Philarmonie (Germany), Auditorio Nacional (Spain), Royal Festival Hall (England), Teatro Monumental (Spain), and other prestigious concert halls. He has participated in many Guitar and Chamber Music Festivals around the world and

Carlos Pérez is constantly invited to give master-classes and lectures at Universities and Schools of Music in Latin America, Europe and USA. He joins the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile as Proffesor since 2008.

Carlos Pérez has issued eight CDs, two DVDs, and recorded at several European radios. Editions Henry Lemoine of France, Productions d’Oz of Canada and Grenzland-Verlag Theo Hüsgen of Germany have published some of his arrangements and compositions.

“ Without a doubt, his musical ability is that of legends… Perez is a marvelous artist, fleet of finger, facile but never shallow. He's at home in a variety of styles and brought them all to vivid musical life”. - St. Louis Today, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (April 4, 2007)

Source: Carlos Pérez Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2013)

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