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.
Cultural Manager with the European University Miguel de Cervantes with a Master Degree in Direction and Management of Cultural Industries.
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.
Laura offers concerts and masterclass for various auditoriums of the Spanish geography and for countries such as Holland, Italy, Iceland, Belgium, Germany or Greece; in turn she is a juror in prestigious international competitions.
He has performed as a soloist with different orchestras such as Sta. Cecilia de Simpelveld Orchestra (Holland), S. Petrus Orchestra in Maastricht (Holland), Nova Cámera Orchestra of Madrid, among others.
He has made recordings for the TV producer Globo Media, and has been a member of different chamber music formations, currently being a member of the Violin – Guitar ISET DUO.
Artistic Director of the Andrés Segovia International Festival for two years, she is currently Director of the International Guitar Festival of Madrid. www.festivalguitarramadrid.com
She currently combines her concert work with that of a guitar teacher at the Higher Center Enseñanza Muiscal Katarina Gurska in Madrid.