Cecilio Perera

Mexico

Cecilio was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in 1983. He started to play guitar at the age of nine with his brother Pedro Perera.  He studied with Ricardo Vega at the music school in his town, and began to give concerts.  From 1999 to 2005 Cecilio studied at Xalapa University of Music with Consuelo Bolio and Alfredo Sanchez.
He has attended many international festivals taking master classes with John Williams, David Russell, Angel Romero, Joaquin Clerch, Remi Boucher, Juan Carlos Laguna, Julio César Oliva, Paolo Pegoraro, Pavel Steidl, among others.
Cecilio has accompanied several orchestras such as the Cuba National Orchestra, UNAM Philarmonic Orchestra, Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, Xalapa Chamber Music Orchestra, Acapulco Philarmonic Orchestra, Chihuahua Philarmonic Orchestra, Salzburg Youth Philarmonic Orchestra, Italian Orchestra Academia Musical Naonis, Merida Chamber Music Orchestra, Almería Symphony Orchestra.  Cecilio has performed all over the world and has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with famous composers who dedicated guitar works to him.

First Prize, 44th Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition, Alessandria, Italy, 2011.

First Prize, the VII International Guitar Competition Jose Tomas, Villa de Petrer, Spain, 2008.

First Prize, the III Boston International Guitar Competition, USA, 2008

First Prize, XII International Guitar Competition Leo Brouwer, Habana,Cuba, 2004.
First Prize, V National Guitar Competition, Taxco, Mexico, 2002.
First Prize, XI National Competition, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, 2001.
Yolotl Prize, II National Competition YOLOTL 2000, Mexico City, 2000.
Second Prize, VII Julian Arcas International Guitar Competition, Almeria, Spain 2006.
Second Prize, II Norba Caesarina International Competition, Caceres, Spain, 2006.
Second Prize, Guitar Foundation of America, International Convention and Competition, 2003.

Cecilio is now studying at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen.