CECILIO PERERA (b 1983 )
Cecilio Perera was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in 1983 and started playing guitar at an early age with his brother Pedro Perera and later with Ricardo Vega. Between 1999 and 2005 he studied at Xalapa University of Music with Alfredo Sánchez and Consuelo Bolio, and has won first prize in many international competitions.
Perera has performed in Mexico, the USA, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Belize, Austria, Germany, France, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Italy and China. He has broadcast widely and appeared at prestigious festivals and theatres in Europe and America.
Cecilio Perera holds a master’s degree from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg where he studied with his mentor Eliot Fisk—he also studied with Ricardo Gallén, the lute with Hans Brüderl, early music with Howard Penny, and modern music with Simone Fontanelli.
His repertoire ranges from the Renaissance on the lute to contemporary and chamber music with flute, voice, string quartet, and other combinations. He is currently assistant professor to his mentor Eliot Fisk at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.