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Boston, MA 02117

P.O Box 171583

César Lara

Mexico City Faculty
Originally from Mexico City. He completed his undergraduate studies at the National School of Music of UNAM, under the guitar chair of the Mtro. Juan Carlos Laguna where he was received with the highest honors. He has taken master classes with the guitarists: Denis Azabagic, Ricardo Cobo, Marcin Dylla, Manuel Barrueco, Remi Boucher, Gonzalo Salazar and Leo Brouwer. In 2004 he completed a Diploma in the Academy of Improvement of Guitar “Francisco Tárrega” in Pordenone, Italy, with guitarists Paolo Pegoraro and Stefano Viola. He has won awards and prizes in more than a dozen national and international contests, among which the following prizes stand out: 3rd Place: Tredrez-Loquemeau International Competition, France (2000) 2nd Place: Primo European Contest di Chitarra, Città di Gorizia, Italy (2004) 1st Place: 8th Contest and International Guitar Festival of the City of Taxco, Guerrero (2005) 1st Place: contest “Virtuosismo Guitarrístico” within the 16th International Guitar Festival of Morelia (2006) 2nd Place: III National Guitar Competition “Revueltas 2010“, Durango, Dgo. Since 2001 he has been a founding member of the Guitars Quartet of the City of Mexico, with which he has produced two record productions: “Jícamo a Cuatro” and “… a cinco”, both with original music by contemporary Mexican composers. He has performed at various festivals in Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Costa Rica, Peru and the United States of America. As a soloist he has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City, the Carlos Chávez Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the cities of Acapulco, Guerrero; Querétaro and Toluca, State of Mexico. From 2005 to the present he is professor of the guitar chair at the School of Music “Life and Movement” of the Ollin Yoliztli Cultural Center in Mexico City, and at the Conservatory of Music of the State of Mexico.