Francisco J. Burgos was born in Guayaquil , Ecuador . He studied Classical guitar with Demetrio Ballesteros at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid, Spain where he graduated  with Honors. He was awarded top honors by unanimous vote  by a panel of musical personalities that included guitarist Narciso Yepes. He made his New York City Classical Guitar debut Concert at Carnegie Recital Hall.  While in Spain , where he lived for 11 years, he enrolled in master classes given by guitarists Jose Tomas, Jose Luis Rodrigo as well as private instruction with ancient music guitarist Jorge Fresno. From 1981 to 1982 he took classes at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City . He has lived in USA since 1986. While living in USA he has given many concerts to critical acclaim. He has performed in main venues such as the Organizations of American States in Washington , D.C. , the Americas Society in New York City , Gusman Performing Arts Center , Miami , Florida , Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Fort Lauderdale , FL. He has numerous presentations to his credits in Radio and Television in USA and abroad. As a teacher he has taught Classical Guitar at the Avila Conservatory, Avila , Spain and at Glassboro State College in New Jersey . He has been invited by several universities for concerts and to offer master classes, lectures and residencies. In addition to performing music by other composers he also performs his own compositions. Three of his guitar compositions are included in his CD “Rhapsody”. In 1998 he founded Reminiscent Bell, Inc. a company that offers Classical guitar video lessons online, music publishing, music production related services, concerts, and also private lessons. In 2004 Reminiscent Bell, Inc. launched an online classical guitar video course for beginners with great success. More information at www.burgosguitar.com


Francisco Burgos