2971 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Master Classes, general information
- Given by our visiting concert artists
- Held in front of a live audience
- Four performers for 30 minutes each
- Performer Fee: $35
- Audit Fee: $5, pay at the door
- SBGS Members and donors audit for free!
- For more information and to schedule a performance spot, contact Jerry Snyder – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cecilio Perera is a distinguished internationally acclaimed guitarist characterized by his musicality, expressivity, and virtuosity. His broad and versatile musical repertoire ranges from medieval to renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, and Latin American. He has won 12 first place prizes in international competitions.
Born in Mérida, Yucatán, México, in 1983, he began playing the guitar at an early age under the tutelage of his brother Pedro Perera, and then continued at the José Jacinto Cuevas school of music in his hometown. From 1999 to 2005 he studied at the Faculty of Music of the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, under the tutelage of Alfredo Sánchez and Consuelo Bolio. Perera graduated with highest honors in bachelor and master’s degrees at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, under the tutelage of Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallén, where he also studied early music with Hans Brüderl and contemporary music with Simone Fontanelli. He currently teaches guitar as an assistant of Eliot Fisk at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Austria and also as a guitar teacher at the School of Music in Freilassing, Germany.
Perera has performed at many of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Mozarteum Grosser Saal in Salzburg, Brucknerhaus in Linz, Opera Hall in Qingdao, Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg, among many others.