José Luis Segura Maldonado received both his bachelor’s degree in Guitar and his master’s degree in Musicology from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 2009 he studied a postgraduate course in Musicology at Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and at Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid.
He has performed in concert halls all over Mexico, as well as in several countries of North and Latin America, The Caribbean and Europe, as a soloist, soloist with orchestra, with Nova Musica Guitar Duo, with Cuarteto de Guitarras de la Ciudad de México, with DúoLux chordarum and with the Rock group Fausto. He has participated in about a dozen recordings produced by some of the most prestigious labels in Mexico, as a soloist and with the above-mentioned ensembles, and he has performed for cultural Radio and Television broadcasts in Mexico, France Italy, and Spain.
Maldonado has lectured and taught courses, masterclasses and seminars in various academic forums and universities in Mexico, as well as in Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, Spain, and United States. From 2011 to 2018 he served as Research Coordinator at Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical “Carlos Chavez” of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de México. From 2018 to 2022 he served as part of the Editorial Committee at Facultad de Música UNAM. He has published several articles, book chapters and music scores in Mexico, Cuba, Spain, and United States.
He is currently professor at UNAM, where he teaches Guitar and Chamber Music and where he is also Chairman of the Guitar Faculty and a member of its main council. In 2022 he will record a CD with Dúo Lux chordarum, and he will make the world premiere and the publication of a series of preludes by Marco de Biasi, Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio and Alexis Rodríguez Martínez.