Rodrigo Alvarado (IGF José Tomas Villa de Petrer)
Rodrigo Alvarado started his formal classical guitar studies at the age of 15, entering to the Autonomous University of Coahuila studying a degree in Classical Guitar. His first mentor was the professor Alberto González González.
He is the winner of the second place of the first national guitar contest in San Luis Potosi, “The first week of the guitar”, category “young performers” in 2019. He also won the contest organized by the National guitar association “Las notas de Guido” competing in the juvenile category in its 2020 edition, being selected to participate in the international concert “La fiesta de la Música desde casa” sharing virtual stage with other winners from 6 different countries around the world, being this his fist international participation. Rodrigo received from the Autonomous University of Coahuila´s Dean the prestigious prize “Presea Lobo 2020” in the category of “Artistical Activities” due to academic excellence being this the highest award given by the University to its best students.
He has performed as a soloist and as a chamber performer around Mexico in some of the most important concert halls, in cities like: Parras Coahuila, Montemorelos Nuevo León, Monclova Coahuila, Tepic Nayarit, Paracho Michoacán, San Luis Potosí SLP, Lagos de Moreno Jalisco, Chachalacas y Xalapa Veracruz; where he participated as one of the guitarist members of the Grand Guitar Orchestra of the Mexican Republic in the “Complejo Cultural Tlaqná Hall”, considerated one of the most important Halls of the country and in Latin America, performing the famous “Huapango de José Moncayo”, directed by the legendary guitarist and musical director Alfonso Moreno. Rodrigo was also invited to participate to the online concerts cycle, “La guitarra y sus intérpretes”, international guitar festival carried out in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Argentina province in 2021.
Rodrigo was named “Promotor cultural” (cultural promoter) by the Autonomous University of Coahuila. Certified in perfection guitar performance, by the international recognized guitarist Arody Garcia, in Tepic Nayarit by the Autonomous University of Nayarit in 2017. Certified in orchestral conducting (2021) by Natalia Riazanova (Russia) an important orchestral conductor and violinist worldwide. Furthermore, he obtained a full scholarship by the Instituto Municipal de Cultura de Saltillo. Certified in Musical pedagogy by the Academy of musical education of UA de C in 2016.
He has taken master classes with some of the most important classical guitar performers worldwide, just to mention some: Giampaolo Bandini (Italia), Kazuhito Yamashita (Japón), Zoran Dukić (Croacia), Mauro Zanatta (Italia), Grisha Goryachev (Rusia), Pavel Steidl (República Checa), Gian Marco Ciampa (Italia), Oman Kaminsky (México) Berta Rojas (Paraguay), Vladimir Gorbach (Rusia), Arody García (México). He has participated as an active student in the Mexican International Festival of Guitar (considered in the top 6 most important classical guitar festivals) in its editions XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII and XXIV. On the XXIV edition of this festival he performed on a gala concert being the main performer on the strings section of the guitar orchestra of the UA de C. Nowadays, Rodrigo keeps improving and applying his knowledge. Studying his last year of the Bachelor´s degree of Classical Guitar under the professorship of the well-known professor Martin Madrigal Guzmán, international considered as one of the best Mexican and Latin American guitarists.