Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition in Los Angeles, California. After attending three prestigious conservatories in Brazil (and studying with one of the most renowned Brazilian guitar pedagogues, Henrique Pinto), he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Composition in 2007 and a teaching credential in 2010. Hugo continued his studies earning his Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, he has had masterclasses with world class guitarists such as Ana Vidovic, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, and Marc Teicholz.
Hugo has also participated at guitar festivals such as La Guitarra in San Luis Obispo, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, and New Mexico Guitar Festival.
In 2012, Hugo Nogueira performed and gave masterclasses at Cal State San Bernardino and University of Redlands. Awarded an assistantship in the fall of 2013, Hugo began to work on his Doctorate in Classical Guitar Performance at UNLV with the internationally acclaimed concert guitarist, Ricardo Cobo. In 2014 and 2015, Hugo was invited to be part of the guitar competition committee at the Clark County School District, Las Vegas Academy of Arts, and Junior festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the last few years, Hugo has been performing in different states across the U.S such as California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Ohio, Washington DC, and Michigan. In May 2017, Hugo Nogueira graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts.
In 2018, Dr. Nogueira was invited by the South Bay MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California) to give a lecture-recital about the Spanish composer, Francisco Tárrega. In following years, Dr. Nogueira performed with Duo Imaginalis in Panamá, Brazil, England, USA and Norway.
Dr. Nogueira is currently teaching classical guitar at Los Angeles Pierce College and Ventura College in Southern California.