GIL GUTIÉRREZ  May 1, 1962. Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca-born guitarist and composer Gil Gutiérrez has made his home in San Miguel de Allende for many years. His music and playing have attracted attention from North and South America to Europe through his many CD’s, film scores, and concert appearances. After studying classical guitar at the Benito Juárez Autonomous University in Oaxaca with teachers José Benitez from Peru and Jose Saldana from Mexico, Mr. Gutiérrez’ interests spread to many musical genres, such as jazz, flamenco and son cubano.

Mr. Gutiérrez has toured South America and Spain with Ana Gabriel, Ricardo Arjona, Francisco Céspedes and Pedro Guerra, and composed music for such films as “El Cochero,” Una Causa Noble,” and “El Alcazar de Chapultepec.” Since 2007 Mr. Gutiérrez has directed and performed in more than sixty concerts with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the “San Miguel 5, appearing with symphony orchestras across the United States. In January of 2011 they presented their unique program at New York City’s Carnegie Hall accompanied by the New York Pops. Gil Gutiérrez has performed as a guest soloist with the Minneapolis and the Florida Symphony. Arturo Sandoval invited the guitarist to perform as a special guest soloist at the Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts.

Baltimore Symphony

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Indianapolis Symphony

Jacksonville Symphony

Millwaukee Symphony

Minnesota Symphony

Nashville Symphony

New York Pops

Phoenix Symphony

San Antonio Symphony

San Diego Symphony

Seattle Symphony

Spokane Symphony

Toledo Symphony



Angela Peralta, San Miguel de Allende

Bass Performance Hall, Texas

Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Bemidji State University, Minnesota

Benaryoa Hall, Washington

Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Florida

California Center for the Arts, California

Carnegie Hall, New York

Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, Wisconsin

Center for the Arts, Virginia

Clayton Center, North Carolina

CSU Northridge, California

Hill Auditorium, Michigan

Hodgson Hall, Georgia

Jesse H. Jones Hall, Houston

Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Kirkland Performance Center, Washington

Langford Auditorium, Nashville

Lincoln Theatre, California

Macedonio Alcala, Oaxaca, Mexico

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin

Marion Palace Theatre, Ohio

Mahaffey Theatre, Florida

Ocean Reef Cultural Center, Florida

Orchestra Hall, Ohio

Peerys Egyptian Theatre, Utah

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona

Sauder Concert Hall, Indiana

S.E. Belcher Jr Chapel and Performance Center, Texas

Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Maryland

Tampa Bay Performance Arts Center, Florida

University of San Diego, California

Vern Riffe Center of Arts, Ohio

Yoshi’s, California

Whitaker Center, Pennsylvania