Marco Teruel, Historical Plucked Strings
Marco Teruel, historical guitar, has been building a versatile musical career as a performer and scholar. As a performer, he has appeared both as a soloist and as an ensemble player in Brazil and the United States, playing repertoire from a variety periods, Baroque, Classical, and modern. He has also been an arranger of Brazilian popular songs. Collaborations include: Ensemble Derivasons (Brazil), Nuevas Emisiones Sonoras (Argentina), singer Hevelyn Costa, cellist Pedro Huff. Marco is also a member of the USC Classical Guitar Ensemble and the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia.
Mr. Teruel has devoted his scholarship to studying identity and stereotypes in Brazilian guitar music, developing a research that intersects musicology, performance, and cultural society. He seeks not only to develop his own interpretations of this repertoire, but also to enhance audiences’ concert experience. As Teaching Assistant at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) School of Music, he also helped develop one of the first long-distance courses offered to undergraduate music majors.
Marco holds both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts from the UFMG School of Music, and a Master of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music, where he has remained to pursue his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.