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SPAIN TEACHERS CVs

Ignacio Garrido (guitar teacher)

He is a teacher at the Cáceres Conservatory (Spain). He has previously taught at various conservatories and music schools. He has a teaching experience of more than 25 years. He is a member of the “Ángel Iglesias” Classical Guitar Association of Extremadura and has collaborated in the organization of the “Norba Caesarina” International Guitar Meetings (Cáceres 2005-2020) and the “Ciudad de Badajoz” Spanish-Portuguese Guitar Composition Contest (Badajoz 2006-2007). He was born in Zaragoza (Spain) in whose conservatory he studied guitar with Santiago Rebenaque, analysis with Pedro Purroy and History of Music with Álvaro Zaldívar. Later he moved to Barcelona to study at the prestigious "Escola Luthier" to study with Àlex Garrobé. He has received masterclasses from the most relevant guitarists of his time. Either as a soloist or as a member of chamber music groups, he has performed concerts throughout Spain as well as in Portugal and France.

Jacinto Sánchez González (guitar teacher)

Born in Cáceres, the town where he began his musical studies. He is currently a guitar teacher at the "Hermanos Berzosa" Professional Conservatory of Music in Cáceres since 2006. For more than 15 years he has been a professor at the University of Extremadura. He is the director the "Encuentro Internacional de guitarra clásica Norba Caesarina", and presides the Asociación de Guitarra Clásica de Extremadura. He was coordinator and co-director for six years of the Master of Classical Guitar at the University of Extremadura taught by the master Ricardo Gallén, a pioneer masterprogram at the time in Spain. As a performer he has played in many festivals all over Spain and in other countries such as Portugal, United Kingdom, France and Germany. He collaborates with different musical groups of the national scene, and it is worth mentioning his formation for more than fourteen years with the soprano María Eugenia Boix in the "Duo Orpheo”.

Damián Martín-Gil (guitar teacher and General Coordinator)

Damián is a classical guitar teacher at the Conservatory ‘Hermanos Berzosa’ (Cáceres, Spain) and a member of the Consortium for Guitar Research at Sidney Sussex College (Cambridge, UK). He has received grants from institutions such as the Junta de Extremadura (2002), Caja Badajoz Foundation (2003, 2005), Antonio Gala Foundation (2004) and the Research Council of Norway (2004). His articles have been published in international journals such as Eighteenth-Century Music (UK), Revue de Musicologie (France), Soundboard Scholar (USA) or Il Fronimo (Italy) and he has presented his research at various congresses in England, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, France and Spain. He has recently received the Andrew Britton Fellowship awarded by the Consortium for Guitar Research (Cambridge, UK). He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the Université de Poitiers (France) with a thesis devoted to the guitar in Paris between 1750 and 1810 from a socio-cultural point of view.


Jorge Blanco Martín (piano teacher)

He studied piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Salamanca. He has been a teacher at the Conservatorio de Almendralejo and since 2003 he has taught piano at the C.O.M. "Hermanos Berzosa" in Cáceres. He has held various posts in the school's operational bodies, such as head of the Keyboard Department and member of the School Council. He has participated in the coordination tasks in exchanges with the Musischule of Lüneburg in 2004 and 2007, in the MOSAIK.Odyssey project, in which 4 countries participated and which took place in Lüneburg (Germany) in 2015. He has been coordinator of the Erasmus+ project MOSAIK.Quijote as coordinating entity, held in Cáceres in 2017, and coordinator as partner entity in tthe Erasmus+ project MOSAIK.City, held in Clamart (France) in 2019. He is currently the Coordinator of European Educational Programmes at C.O.M. "Hermanos Berzosa".