Alfonso Aguirre Dergal

Alfonso Aguirre DergalAlfonso Aguirre Dergal is a Mexican born classical guitarist with a successful international career. He has been soloist with orchestras in Mexico, Spain and the United States, and is regularly invited as a guest artist, teacher and jury in prestigious international guitar festivals, universities and institutions of music education in various different american and european countries.

Alfonso has been a prizewinner in numerous national and international guitar competitions including the first prize at the Appalachian Guitar Competition (USA), and first prize at the Concurso Nacional de Guitarra in Paracho (Mexico). He has also been a recipient of prestigious awards and scholarships including the Pedro Sarquis Merrewe Award, a full tuition scholarship from Yale University to complete graduate studies, and the FONCA-CONACYT scholarship award to complete PhD studies abroad.

He recorded the album Music of the Americas as a soloist of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and more recently the CD  Perpetuum Mobile with his Dúo Ditirambo.

Alfonso holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate form the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Yale University (USA). He is currently a candidate for the doctoral degree (PhD) in music performance studies at the Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal). From 2008 to 2015 he has been faculty member and chair of the guitar department at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas School of Music.

Alfonso currently lives in Segovia, Spain with his wife and newborn son.