Biography


David Flores was born in Guadalajara, México, on June 11 1981. As a young child his parents, Luis Flores Batista and Josefina Velázquez Ponce, moved to Ciudad Guzmán. It was here, at the age of nine, that David fell in love with music. Here he developed his passion for the guitar and popular music and played in several local bands.

By the age of fifteen David was enrolled at the Conservatory of the University of Guadalajara where he focused on classical guitar. Under the tutelage of renown classical guitarist, David Mosqueda, David quickly became skilled enough to be in demand for solo performances and he participated in numerous guitar festivals around Mexico traveling to Morelia, Paracho, Cuernavaca, and Guadalajara, to name a few.

In 2001, David received a scholarship from the Secretary of Culture of the State of Jalisco, to attend the International Guitar Festival in the city of Cordoba, Spain. There he took advanced courses in composition and interpretation studying with the world renown director, composer and guitarist, Leo Brouwer. Upon his return from Spain, David went on tour as solo guitarist through the state of Jalisco, giving recitals in each and every municipality within this state.

2002 saw David returning to Spain for the next edition of the Cordoba Guitar Festival where he participated in master classes and performed in the grand finale concert performed by students.

David seized the opportunity to stay in Spain. Traveling to Seville, he was honored to be accepted to study with the talented and acclaimed guitarist, Maria Esther Guzmán. For the next two years David studied and also performed frequently on the beautiful stages of Seville and surrounding cities.

While living in Spain, David took master classes and courses with many distinguished classical guitarists such as Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Víctor Pellegrini, Pepe Romero, Roland Dyens, Eduardo Fernández, and Sergio Assad.

Constantly on the quest to learn and expand his horizons David traveled to Havana, Cuba in 2004, to participate in the International Guitar Festival. This festival paid a special tribute to his former professor and mentor, Leo Brouwer.

David Flores Biography

In 2011 David once again attended the International Guitar Festival of Cordoba. Broadening his repertoire, David studied Jazz and Flamenco for three months with the maestros John Maclauguin, Lee Ritenour, Manolo San Lucar and Jose Antonio Rodriguez (ex-guitar player for Alejandro Sanz).

Currently, David lives in the city of San Jose del Cabo BCS, Mexico, where he has continued to work in the music industry with passion and dedication. He is the director of Sonata Music School of Contemporary Music. He has given countless presentations as soloist, as well as, performing as a duet, trio, or quartet and with bands for private events. He continues to support the arts by performing at events organized by the municipality of Los Cabos.

David is one of the founders of the well-known and favorite band of Los Cabos, “Pulpos en su Tinta”. He was in charge of the production and arrangements of the songs on their CD, as well as, the composition of some. David’s work as a musician includes composing, producing and engineering. In 2016, his first solo album will be released. He is scheduled to perform in cities in Mexico, the United States and Europe.


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