Gerardo Tamez, born in Chicago, USA, is of Mexican nationality. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music, the National Music School (UNAM), the Centre for Research and Music Studies (CIEM) and the California Institute of the Arts.
As a composer he has written works for guitar and other solo instruments, and chamber and orchestral works as well as music for cinema, theatre, dance and television. He has toured world-wide as a guitarist and made a number of recordings. Gerardo Tamez teaches composition, folklore and guitar at the State of Hidalgo Music School.