Pablo Gonzalez

Pablo Gonzalez started classical guitar at the age of 14 at the Liceo Experimental Artístico under Professor Eduardo Gomez. Since 2000 he has studied at the School of Fine Arts of the Universidad de Chile under Professor Ernesto Quezada, one of the most influential and probably the most prestigious pedagogue on the Chilean classical guitar scene. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his Master's Degree in guitar performance at the University of Arizona under Prof. Thomas Patterson; he was the first classical guitar performer in his native country to receive the award. In 2011he was awarded a "Becas Chile"(Chilean government award) scholarship to complement his Fulbright award. Upon graduation in 2013 he was the recipient of a second "Becas Chile" award to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona. In November of the same year he was invited to be a guest artist at the "Latin American Guitar Festival" in Chicago. He has participated actively in the Tucson classical guitar scene; in October 2015, he performed for an important event organized by the Arizona Opera that took place at the historical "Sosa Carrillo Freemont House" receiving tremendous positive critiques and comments from attendees and organizers. He was recently a finalist in the prestigious Third Annual David Russell Bach Prize. Pablo is currently finishing his 4th Doctor of Musical Arts year.