My name is Gerardo, and playing guitar is my passion. I found my vocation for music at an early age and besides playing guitar I am also transcribing music for guitar. The extracts that you will listen here represent many happy moments in my life. I hope you enjoy them too.
Currently I am transcribing for the guitar, the thirteen fantasies for vihuela from the fourth book of Orphenica Lyra (1554), by Miguel de Fuenllana.
Guitar was really an instrument for me, a means for discovering a way of life; the door that, since childhood, led me to discover the arts, and particularly, that of music. It also made me aware of the importance of friendship, love, and, in short, human dignity.
Music for me has been like Socrates’ Daemon during the trail that would condemn him to death but that always persuaded him to reflect and act in a morally right way. It has also been the mirror in which Alfonso Reyes advised us, in a caring but at the same time playful way, to look at ourselves and repeat every day: what an idiot you are boy!! To warn us against vanity and conceit, but with sense of humor, the only respectable attitude in life.
That is why, when I am astonished at my own existence, I hear myself whispering:
Guitar, music, life…
Firstly, I would like to thank my student Gabriel Urresta, for being so generous and designing this website for me. Gabriel, together with his great team, provide a very professional service and this website is an example of their work. I also would like to thank Yasmina Muro for being so kind and allowing me to record these videos in the beautiful auditorium of her School of Music. Lastly, I would like to thank Marcela Acuña for translating this webpage into English. My heartfelt thanks to all of them.