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1980

Saavedra went to Madrid, Spain; where the great master Narciso Yepes reviewed part of his repertory.

 

On his return to Mexico, he took lessons with the professor Cristina Zarate, pupil of the pedagogue, composer and guitarist Abel Carlevaro. Moreover he has taken perfection guitarist lessons with Leo Brouwer, Roberth Guthrie, Javier Hinojosa, Manuel Barrueco and Oscar Ghigiia.

 

 

 

1982

Mr. Saavedra was winner at the First National Guitar Contest in Mexico City, organized by the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM).

 

Also, he has participated at many important festivals of guitar regularly organized in Mexico, such as THE GUITAR IN MEXICO; GUITARRIST EVENING, under the sponsorship of National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM); THE GUITAR TODAY organized by National Instituto of Beauty Arts and by National Board For the Culture and The Arts; THE GUITAR IN THE WORLD by University Radio of UNAM and THE PARACHO GUITAR FESTIVAL.

 

Hector Saavedra has recorded, a series of T.V. programs at channel 11 of the National Polytechnic Institute in the series THE GUITAR IN THE WORID.

 

He has been guest guitarist of  the Loyola and Tulane Universities in New Orleans, L.A. performing at their cultural festivals.

 

 

 

1987

Hector recorded a tape called LATINIAMERICAN GUITAR, and in 1989, participated in a record called THE GUITAR IN THE WORLD produced by Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM).

In 1990 he performed a series of conferences-concerts called THE GUITAR IN HISTORY organized by Angloarnerican Institute of Culture.

 

 

 

1995, 1996

Pparticipated in the series THE GUITAR IN THE WORLD of Juan Helguera, that
event was organized to commemorate the XXIV and XXV anniversary of  that

series  in Radio UNAM.

 

 

 

2008

In October 2008 he toured China, performing at KUANDU FESTIVAL IN THE TAIPEI   NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, CATOLIC UNIVERSITY OK TAIWAN, CHAOYANG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, and WELLCOME TO TAIPEI CLUB as well as in the WORL TRADE CENTER CLUB OF TAIWAN.

 

Hector Saavedra has recorded “SAUDADE” and “CAUTIVO”, with Latin-American composer works.

 

 

 

2009

In February 2009 he was invited by Embassy of Mexico in South Africa to perform for diplomats and also at the University of Pretoria.

 

 

2011

In May 2011 Master Saavedra was in Asia tour in Taiwan, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

 

 

Since 2010, Mr. Saavedra spent his time integrating several arts like architecture, painting, sculpture, poetry, dance, guitar and gastronomy. GOURMET NOTES founder, a company specializing in the development of cultural and gastronomic events, visit: www.notasgourmet.com

Héctor Saavedra, Guitarrista

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