Michael Gonzalez (Born in Venezuela and raised in Spain) is a guitar player, composer arranger and educator. He studied classical guitar at Mayeusis Conservatory and Santiago de Compostela Music School in Spain. He was awarded a scholarship from AIE (Society of Artist and Performances of Spain) to attend Berklee College of Music, where he graduated Magna Cumlaude with a degree in Professional Music. In addition, he took master classes with Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Banacos, Jorge Pardo and Barry Harris. In 2013, he was nominated by Latin Grammy Academy for his participation as arranger, producer and guitarist in “Para ser un Sol” by Jesus Hidalgo.
• Violinist with experience performing in numerous master classes conducted by artists such as Eric Grossman, Ilmar Lopez-Gavilan, Joseph Silverstein and Stephen Rose.
• Experience teaching students for over 15 years, including at the University of Miami, Conservatorio de Musica Amadeo Roldan, Miami Bethany Church, St. Philips Episcopal Church and School, Allegro School of Music and through private lessons.
• Master of Violin Performance, University of Miami – Coral Gables, FL; earned in 2012.
• Native of Cuba, chosen to travel abroad and represent the country in numerous international events.
• Toured with the “Camerata Romeu” and flamenco guitarist, Serranito, as well as pianist, Polly Ferman.
• Recorded with the “Camerata Romeu” under the direction of Brazilian Egberto Gismonti.
• Fluent in English and Spanish.
• Shared stage as part of the Henry Mancini Institute with artists such as David Grusin, Jon Secada, Mark O’Connor