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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