Alan

Alan
Music, Teacher
Specialize in: Guitar, MusicFunTime, Piano, Ukulele,
Teaches in: San Francisco County

Well-versed as a solo and chamber musician, guitarist and lutenist Alan Roberto Lopez is committed to finding and communicating the true spirit of the music to his audiences. Most recently Alan performed at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, for the 2015 Smithsonian's Symposium on "Historically Informed Performance in American Higher Education." In addition, Alan has performed in several venues as a soloist and with his duo partner, Tatiana Senderowicz, around California and Mexico including the Old First Church in San Francisco and the Montgomery Theater in San Jose.  
Alan's talent and dedication have led him to receive the Vincent Constantine Scholarship to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from where he recently graduated under the tutelage of Sergio Assad. In addition to this, Alan received a full scholarship to study at the Franz Liszt School of Music and a scholarship to perform at the Hispano-Americano Guitar Festival in 2010. Alan has performed in master classes for Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Giulio Tampalini, Roberto Limon and Martin Candelaria. Furthermore, Alan has also participated in several intensive courses with Rafael Elizondo and Giulio Tampalini.  
Born in Mexico to a family of amateur musicians, Alan was first exposed to the rhythms and sounds of Latin American folk music through his mother who gave him his very first guitar lessons, building a strong connection with the style and the guitar. 
Alan is also very interested in the performance of early music on period instruments. He formed part of the early music program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Corey Jamason and Richard Savino with whom he has built strong skills as a lutenist and continuo player.  
His interest in both early and contemporary music has led him to build a well-rounded repertoire on the guitar and theorbo with composers dating back to the late 1500's such as Piccinini, Kapsberger, Caccini, and Monteverdi to more contemporary composers like Benjamin Britten, Leo Brouwer, Carlo Domeniconi and Dusan Bogdanovic.  
Past teachers include David Tanenbaum, Rafael Elizondo and Jose Ramon Aguilar. 

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