Lateinamerikanische Rhythmen auf der Gitarre

Born in Concepción, Chile, to a family devoted to traditional music, Rodrigo Guzmán takes his first steps as a musician in his family environment. Later he studies under Ana María Reyes at «Universidad de Concepción» and under Luis Orlandini at «Universidad de Chile», where he finishes his studies summa cum laude as «Intérprete en Guitarra». Thanks to a scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), he studies at the «Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt» in Weimar, Germany, under the professor Thomas Müller-Pering and obtains the title of «Konzertexamen».

As a member of the ensemble  «Cuarteto de Guitarras de Chile» he travels to several countries within Latin-America and Europe, performing works of current (modern) Chilean composers.

During his time in this ensemble, he participates in the recording of two albums. The first one consists of chamber music and the second one is a recording with the Symphony Orchestra of Chile, including works of the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo.

In parts of Guzmán’s musical oeuvre, he presents himself as a soloist, interprets music in theatre plays, participates in recordings of contemporary composers and forms part of chamber music groups. Having settled down in Germany, he now dedicates part of his professional life to the adaptation and creation of a repertory for guitars that in great part consists of folkloric music and popular Latin-American music. That way new compositions for solo, duo and quartette instrumentations for guitars were created, chamber music for various instruments and solo guitar with orchestra.