BIO/CV

SANTIAGO GUTIÉRREZ BOLIO (Mexico City, 1978) studied composition and performance of classical guitar at CIEM (Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales) in Mexico City. He continued his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in California, where he graduated as Bachelor and a Master of Music, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. There, he studied with Dusan Bogdanovic, David Tanenbaum, Marc Teicholz, David Conte & Conrad Susa. In April 2009 he graduated from the Soloist Class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he completed his studies with Danish guitarist Jesper Sivebæk. He has performed extensively in Europe, the United States and in Mexico, including stages such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Spigelzaal at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Festival Internacional Cervantino XXXIX ed. in Guanajuato, Mexico, Other Minds VII Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA, and the 11th International Guitar Festival Århus. His repertoire ranges from improvisation and his own compositions, to more traditional languages such as Latin American, baroque, renaissance, and contemporary repertoire, both as a soloist and in a chamber music setting. His work has been recently published by Berben – Edizione Musicali, in Italy, and commissioned by ensembles and performers such as Kammerkoret CAMERATA, Duo Inviolata, and David Tanenbaum. In 2008, Santiago developed the project SOUNDS OF MEXICO in collaboration with the Mexican embassy to Denmark, Norway and Iceland – an international platform for the promotion of Mexican classical music and the collaboration between Mexican musicians and artists from other countries. In 2011 Santiago was named one of Mexico's touristic ambassadors among other artistic personalities who stand out in the promotion of Mexican culture around the world. In 2013 he released his debut album 'Water Cycles' together with Danish percussionist Matias Seibæk under the Danish label Gateway Music (www.santiagogb.com)

IMPORTANT EVENTS AND COLLABORATIONS

  • 11th International Guitar Festival Århus. (10/2013).
  • WATER CYCLES. released by the Danish label GATEWAY MUSIC (02/2013).
  • Carnegie Hall – Weill Recital Hall. Performance of Danza Bruja (2001) for guitar duo (05/2005).
  • Spigelzaal – Concertgebouw. Performance of Danza Bruja (2001) for guitar duo (09/2010).
  • AVRO Radio. Live transmission on Dutch radio of Danza Bruja (2001) for guitar duo, from Spiegelzaal at the Concertgebouw (09/2010).
  • Paris Institute for Mexican Culture. Performance of Danza Bruja (2001) for guitar duo and Cuatro Instantes (2005) for solo guitar (06/2009).
  • Instituto Cervantes Wien. World premiere of 3 de masita, preparadas (2010) for prepared guitar (05/2011)
  • Frederiksværk Musikfestival. World premiere of And sleep overcame him, as it does all men (2010) for viola and accordeon (07/2010)
  • Festival Internacional Cervantino XXXIX ed., Guanajuato, Mexico. Performance of A short improvisation (2010) for solo guitar, 3 de masita, preparadas (2010) for prepared guitar (09/2011) and Más Música Mística (2010) for guitar quartet and percussion (10/2011)
  • Berben Edizione Musicali, Italien. Publication of Danza Bruja (2001) for guitar duo (06/2010).
  • Kammerkoret Camerata. Commission of 4 Birdsongs (2012) for the Tolosa Choral Competition (11/2012)
  • Pacific Guitar Ensemble. Commission of 3 Despertares (2011) for CD recording and concerts in California, USA (2012-13)
  • Duo Inviolata. Commission And sleep overcame him, as it does all men (2010) for Frederiksværk Musikfestival 2010 (07/2010)
  • Matias E. Seibæk. Commission of En novelle i tre dele (2012) for CD recording and concerts in Jylland, Denmark (08/2012)
  • Sounds of Mexico. Founder and artistic director of the international platform for the promotion of Mexican classical and contemporary music. (www.soundsofmexico.info).
  • Collaboration with the Mexican embassies in Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Iceland, France and Austria.
  • Rundetårn, KøbenhavnDebutkoncert. Performance of Bajo tu clara sombra (2008) for guitar and mezzo-soprano (04/2009)
  • Samtida Musik, Stockholm. Performance of And sleep overcame him, as it does all men (2010) for viola and accordeon (05/2012).
  • Rundetårn, København. World premiere of Hermandad (2010) for guitar duo and mezzo-soprano, and of Más Música Mística (2010) for guitar quartet and percussion (09/2010)
  • Het Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam. Performance of Más Música Mística (2010) for guitar quartet and percussion, A short improvisation (2010) for solo guitar, Bajo tu clara sombra (2008) for guitar and mezzo-soprano, Hermandad (2010) for guitar duo and mezzo-soprano, Cuatro Instantes (2005) for solo guitar (09 -12/2010)
  • Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam. Performance of Más Música Mística (2010) for guitar quartet and percussion, A short improvisation (2010) for solo guitar, Bajo tu clara sombra (2008) for guitar and mezzo-soprano, Hermandad (2010) for guitar duo and mezzo-soprano, Cuatro Instantes (2005) for solo guitar (09 -12/2010)
  • Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag. Performance of Más Música Mística (2010) for guitar quartet and percussion, A short improvisation (2010) for solo guitar, Bajo tu clara sombra (2008) for guitar and mezzo-soprano, Hermandad (2010) for guitar duo and mezzo-soprano, Cuatro Instantes (2005) for solo guitar (09 -12/2010)
  • Salurinn Tónilistarhús, Reykjavik. Performance of Cuatro Instantes (2005) for solo guitar (05/2010).