A tango guitarist and dancer from Argentina, Guillermo García is one of the pioneers of local live tango music in the San Francisco Bay Area. He released one of the first locally-produced tango CDs with his band Flor de Tango, founded in 1996. He then co-founded Trio Garufa in 2001, recording three more tango albums in the Bay Area and performing extensively at milongas and concerts in the USA and Argentina.
Guillermo continues the century-old tradition of tango guitar, steeped in the legacy of Carlos Gardel's guitarists and following the style of Golden Age legend Roberto Grela.

As a tango dancer, Guillermo learned from and continues to study with some of the most recognized Buenos Aires maestros. He started teaching musicality classes in San Francisco in the year 2000, and has been teaching a weekly Tango Salón class since 2007. Guillermo was part of the dance cast in the show Tango Fatal (2011), directed by Forever Tango lead dancer Jorge Torres.

Guillermo also specializes in audio technology for music. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a Masters in Digital Signal Processing from Université d’Orsay in Paris, and an Electrical Engineer degree from Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina. His work for the feature film "Farinelli" achieved wide media recognition when the movie was nominated for an Academy Award to Best Foreign Film, and won the Cesar Award and Golden Globe Award. Guillermo designed the computer technology to create the singing voice of Farinelli, while working at IRCAM/Centre Pompidou in Paris.
In California, he has developed audio technology for Gibson Guitar, Silicon Graphics, Creative Labs and BIAS.

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