I am a lover of music, a true believer in the arts as a key element for the development of sensitivity and intelligence of people. Throughout my experience as a guitar teacher, I have seen the significant influence that music has on the entire undergraduate education in its educational role and curiosity generator in parallel areas such as mathematics or physics.– Laura Verdugo
Guitar concert and professor at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid and Master Guitar Maastricht (Netherlands).
Laura Verdugo was born in Toledo (Spain) in 1979. She started her guitar studies at the age of 8 years in the Municipal School of Music in Santa Cruz de la Zarza (Toledo), completing his undergraduate education across the Conservatory of Music Alcázar San Juan-Campo de Criptana (Ciudad Real), earning honors and extraodinario Award Intermediate Guitar. Later she joined the Madrid Royal Conservatory to complete her musical studies with Professor Guitar Demetrio Ballesteros, earning the title of Superior Professor of Guitar with the highest ratings.
In 2001 Laura Verdugo performed graduate courses at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the concert and professor Alex Garrobé. At the same time in the same year, he gets the C.A.P from the Complutense University of Madrid.
In 2002, Laura Verdugo was accepted to study with Master teacher concert and Italian Carlo Marchione at the Conservatory Hogeschool Zuid in Maastricht (Netherlands), finishing the studies with the highest marks.
Parallel Laura Verdugo attends international courses and Interpretation Guitarrística Technical and musical analysis courses, with professors from the likes of Jose Tomas, Carles Trepat, Manuel Estevez, Miguel Angel Gimenez, Gerardo Arriaga, Zoran Dukic, Marco Socías, Trápaga Miguel Antonio Duro Ana Jenaro, Jose Manuel Fernandez, Betho Davezac, Aniello Desiderio, Favio Zanon Roberto Aussel, Armando Marrosu, Ignacio Rodes, Tilman Hopstok, Pabel Steild, Smaili Marco Simone Iannarelli among others.
She has also completed courses Relaxation Technique with Professor Maria Rosa Calvo Manzano in Madrid Cosart Technical Courses in Barcelona.
Laura Verdugo has been awarded the First Prize in the contest of Festival City Arriondas, Guitar Prize City of Valladolid, a finalist in the II International Guitar Competition José Tomás Petrer (Alicante), finalist at the XI International Competition Guitars Admira Zarautz (San Sebastian), a semifinalist at the International Festival of Koblenz (Germany).
For the academic year 2003/04 she was awarded the NUFFIC, the Dutch government scholarship which is awarded to students studying prestigious Master in Holland. Special award winner Jose Ramirez of A.I.E, which is given to prestigious guitarists and was selected as soloist in music Injuve circuits.
As a soloist she has given recitals in Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Iceland and Greece among others.
She has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Orchestra Sta. Cecilia Simpelveld (Netherlands), S.Petrus Orchestra in Maastricht (Netherlands), among others, playing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.
She has been a member of various chamber groups, currently being soloist and concertmaster of the Guitar Orchestra of Madrid. In turn she has made recordings for TV Globo Media Studio.
Laura Verdugo currently combines her concert work with the interim professor at the Conservatory of Music of Segovia and guitar teacher at the Higher School of Music Education Katarina Gurska in Madrid.