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GERARDO PEREZ CAPDEVILA

Gerardo Perez Capdevila was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on June 30, 1965, and, at 8 years old, began his music studies. Two years later, Gerardo started practicing the guitar under the supervision of his new teacher, Jose A. Ramirez. In 1980, Gerardo entered the National School of Music of Havana, where he studied under Aldo Rodriguez and V\u00edctor Pellegrini, from Argentina. In 1985, Gerardo was accepted by the Superior Institute of Art of Havana to further his studies, then under Jesus Ortega, leading to his graduation as \u201cLicentiate in Music with Specialization in Guitar.\u201d Gerardo had master classes with the teachers Costas Cotsiolis (Greece), David Russell (Great Britain), Eliot Fisk (USA), and H\u00e9ctor Garc\u00eda (Cuba), who, as the Executive Director of the Emilio Pujol Foundation, has promoted and organized Gerardo\u2019s recent concerts.

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\u2019s conservatoires.

Gerardo has obtained five national prizes in Cuba, besides seven international prizes inPoland, 1988; Germany, 1989; Venezuela, 1990; Cuba, 1990; Mexico, 1994; Chile, 1996 and France, 2003. In 1992, in Martinique, Gerardo obtained the \u201cFirst Prize of Composition\u201d with the work \u201cHemistiquio,\u201d for guitar, which he co- authored with Jorge L. Sosa. Gerardo has performed in the United States and in several countries of Europe. He performed in the world premiere of \u201cConcert for Guitar and Orchestra,\u201d by the Spanish composer Carlos Cruz de Castro.

Gerardo has also recorded a compact disc called "Sedruol," besides a segment for
the Bolivian movie "The day that the silence died.\u201d

In 1997, the periodical \u201cEditorial M\u00fasica Mundana Maqueda SL,\u201d 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 \u201cNational Festival and Competition of Guitar-
Cochabamba-Bolivia.\u201d
The guitarist Eliot Fisk (USA), commented on Gerardo: "Mr. Perez possesses a
virtuous technique and a natural musicality that delight the audience."

Moreover, Gerardo has been playing a wide variety of music styles, such as flamenco, bossa nova, pop music, smooth jazz and traditional Cuban music in a number of events throughout South Florida.

GERARDO PEREZ AND DAVID RUSSELL (HAVANA, CUBA 1990)
BRUCE HOLZMAN AND GERARDO PEREZ CAPDEVILA (FSU, TALAHASSEE, FL, USA 2006)

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