Trio Nahual

The Trio was formed in 2001 by three young Mexican guitarists, Mauricio González, Rodrigo Herrera and Josué Gutiérrez. Since their arrival in Italy they have followed specialized courses under the guidance of Maestros Paolo Pegoraro and Stefano Viola that have allowed them to master technique and gain a thorough knowledge of stylistic interpretation. This preparation has allowed them to obtain their diplomas and specialist degrees with maximum marks at the Conservatoire in Castelfranco Veneto and the Conservatoire in Udine, as well as the Diploma of Merit awarded by the “Francisco Tárrega” Academy in Pordenone.

Among the various music courses, seminars and masterclasses the Trio have attended, most noteworthy are those held by Maestros Stefano Grondona, Pavel Steidl and Oscar Ghiglia. With the latter they took part in the guitar and chamber music courses at the Chigiana Academy in Siena, obtaining the Diploma of Merit and the “C. Corsini & F. Basacca” Special Prize awarded to the course’s best student.

A deep understanding and a great team spirit characterise the Trio Nahual in the many concerts given in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Mexico, obtaining widespread approval from the audience and specialized critics. They have also won numerous awards, among which twelve first prizes, in various national and international guitar and chamber music competitions.

In 2008, for the occasion of the final concert at the Mikulov Guitar Festival (Czech Republic), they performed as a quartet with Maestro Paolo Pegoraro in the presence of the renowned composer Leo Brouwer, to whom the festival paid homage. The same year, the Trio Nahual gave the first world performance of the Concerto for three guitars and orchestra by Marco De Biasi. The members of the Trio perform with guitars made by the Austrian luthier Bernd Holzgruber and the Italian liuther Marco Bortolozzo.