Gerardo Perez Capdevila
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GERARDO PEREZ CAPDEVILA was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on June 30, 1965, based in USA, at 8 years old, began his music studies. His teachers: Jose A. Ramirez, Aldo Rodriguez, Victor Pellegrini, and Jesus Ortega, leading to his graduation as “Licentiate in Music with Specialization in Guitar”. Gerardo had master classes with the teachers Costas Cotsiolis (Greece), David Russell (Great Britain), Eliot Fisk (USA), and Hector Garcia (Cuba). As a teacher, Gerardo was a member of the National School of Music of Havana, Cuba; of the School of Music of Zacatecas's Autonomous University, Mexico; of the Conservatoire Milan, Laredo Institute of Cochabamba, Bolivia; and the Miami Conservatory of Music in the United States. His pupils have obtained more than 20 national prizes besides having been accepted in several European's and American’s conservatoires. Gerardo has obtained five national prizes in Cuba, besides seven international awards in Poland, Germany, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Chile, and France. In 1992, in Martinique, Gerardo obtained the “First Prize of Composition” with the work “Hemistiquio” for guitar, which he co-authored with Jorge L. Sosa. Gerardo has performed in several countries of the American Continent and Europe. He performed in the world premiere as a soloist of “Concert for Guitar and Orchestra” by the Spaniard composer Carlos Cruz de Castro in Havana, Cuba. In USA 2015, he performed as a soloist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Florida, the Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Concerto; and the Manuel Ponce’s Concerto with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. Gerardo has also recorded a CD called "Sedruol" besides a segment for the Bolivian movie "The day that the silence died.” In 1997, the periodical “Editorial Música Mundana Maqueda SL” of Madrid, Spain, published "13 pieces" of the Bolivian author Willy Claure, which were adapted for solo guitar by Gerardo Perez. In 2001, Gerardo founded the “National Festival and Competition of Guitar-Cochabamba-Bolivia.” The guitarist Eliot Fisk (USA), commented on Gerardo: "Mr. Perez possesses a virtuous technique and a natural musicality that delight the audience."
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