David Mozqueda, Guitar
David Mozqueda was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, México. He began guitar studies in the Academia de Guitarra with Guillermo Díaz Martín-Del Campo and the flamenco guitarist Fernando Martínez. Years later, he enrolled in the music program at the University of Guadalajara School of Music under the direction of Fernando Corona. In 1991 he traveled to Los Angeles California where he won a scholarship to study at USC School of Music. He received his guitar instruction from William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, James Smith and Bryan Head. In 1999 he is invited again to do the Master Program at USC Thorton School of Music.
Mr. Mozqueda Has taken master classes with: Pepe Romero, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Alirio Díaz, David Starobin, David Laisner, David Tanenbaum, Oscar Gighlia, Ricardo Cobo, Costas Cotsiolis, Lily Afshar, Malcolm Hamilton, Manuel López Ramos, among others.
In March of 1994, He participated in the “Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Manuel M. Ponce”(México city) where he obtained the second prize. In 1993 he also took part in the “The Great Lakes Classical Guitar Competition” (Akron Ohio) winning the second prize. From 1982 to 1987 Mr. Mozqueda won national guitar competitions organized by INBA (Fine Arts National Institute) in México, winning the first place for four consecutive years. In his early years he won, for two years, the first place in classical guitar in the “Concurso Cultural para la Niñez” in México City.
David Mozqueda has played Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre and Concierto Andaluz, Manuel M. Ponce’s Concierto del Sur, Ramón Noble’s Concertino, Concierto Andaluz with the Philarmonic Orchestra of Jalisco, Orquesta Filarmónica de Michoacán, Orquesta de Cámara del Conservatorio de Las Rosas, Orquesta de Cámara de Nayarit, Orquesta Filarmónica de Guanajuato, among others. He has recorded compact discs with the “Cuarteto Concertante”, ensemble “Ars Antiqua”and his own CD called MEMORIAS, in which he plays “La Historia del Tango” by Piazzolla, with the Costarican flutist Nury Ulate.
He has played in the most important festivals in México, South América, and Europe, such as the Festival Chitarriztico in Treviso and Ascoli Pizeno in Italy, Guitar Festivals in Rörsrat, Dortmund and Köhln in Germany, also in Madrid Spain. Festival Internacional de Guitarra in Cuernavaca, Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Noreste in Saltillo, Festival Hispano-americano de Guitarra in Tijuana, Festival de Guitarra in Paracaho, Festival International de Guitarra in Morelia, Festival Internacional de Monterrey, Guitar Festival, Festival Cultural in Zacatecas, III Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra at CENART in México
City, Kingstone Chamber Music Festival in Rhode Island USA, Festival Internacional de Paracho (among Costas Cotsiolis, Judicael Perroy, Pavel Steidl) and in the Festival Internacional de Música Antigüa in Chiquitos, Bolivia. Recently, he received an honored invitation from the Governor of Jalisco to premier the Sala de Conciertos de Cámara of the Teatro Degollado with a Guitar Concierto de Gala. In april 2002 He attend an invitation of The Piedmont Classic Guitar Society to play in The Reynolda House Museum of American Art In Winstom Salem, North Carolina.
Mr. Mozqueda is currently teaching the BM Program Lectures at the Universidad de Guadalajara school of Music. He is also recording his second CD and working on his guitar method.