Edwin Guevara Gutiérrez

EDWIN GUEVARA GUTIÉRREZ is a guitarist, composer, director, arranger and researcher. He has a doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) from the University of Arizona (United States) with a minor area in education, a perfect GPA with a grade of 4.0, a Master's in Symphonic Conducting from the National University of Colombia and Higher Degree in Music with a Guitar Specialty from Conservatory of Music of the Liceo de Barcelona (Spain). Gutiérres is an artist for the world's leading classical music label Naxos, Knobloch Strings from Spain, Guitarlift from Germany, Bergmann Editions from Denmark, the Guitar by Masters platform and Crossrockcases from the United States. 

He is the winner of more than 70 national and international interpretation competitions, such as the Leo Brouwer, Celedonio Romero, Miguel Llobet, Arjau de Música Contemporánea, Juventudes Musicales de España, and Chicago Guitar Festival, among others. Thanks to his versatility, he has participated in more than 50 recordings of different genres. He has directed chamber groups, choirs and orchestras in various countries. 

In 2017, he released his first album for Naxos, "Music for Cello and Guitar", as a member and composer of the renowned Dúo Villa-Lobos with his wife, the great cellist Cecilia Palma. He is preparing to record a new album production with the same company as a soloist. and with the Dúo Villa-Lobos. 

Edwin Gutiérrez is invited as a qualifying jury member and speaker at national and international performances and research and composition festivals of classical and popular music worldwide. Great soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras perform his compositions and arrangements. He is a permanently commissioned composer. He has performed concerts as a soloist with the Dúo Villa-Lobos. He has been accompanied by different symphony orchestras in important concert halls in Europe, Asia, the United States, and Central and South America, such as the Palau de la Catalan Music, UN Middle East Auditorium, Kamani Theater in New Delhi, New Opera Theater in Moscow, Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor Michigan, Carnegie Hall in New York, among others. Gutiérrez won the International Composition Competition "Premier Across History" at the University of Arizona in 2021 with his work Iberoamerican Landscapes, for Flute, Cello and two guitars. 

Many contemporary composers have dedicated works to him, such as Roland Dyens, Leo Brouwer, Blas Emilio Atehortua, Atanas Ourkouzounov, Gabriel Estarellas, Jaime Zénamon, Clemente Díaz, Silvio Martínez, Carlos Lora Falquez, Fabio Salazar, among others. 

Currently, he is President and Co-Artistic Director of the Tequendama Cultural Foundation. He is a guitarist, composer and arranger of the "El Dorado" Guitar Quartet. He is a member of the National Technical Committee of Funmúsica, and his work as a university teacher has been carried out as coordinator and teacher in the area of classical guitar, chamber music, research, theory, direction and composition at different universities in Colombia, Spain and the United States.