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Miguel De Hoyos

La Mision, Baja Norte, Mexico

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Miguel De Hoyos

Classical/Latin/Flamenco Guitar

Miguel De Hoyos began guitar lessons at the age of 11 in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. At the age of 13, he entered Muevo Leon State University, studying toward a degree in classical guitar. Three years later, De Hoyos gave his first classical guitar recital, performing for over a thousand people as an opening to a university’s graduation ceremony. Around the same time, De Hoyos began studying the style of Paco De Lucia, a well-known Spanish guitarist who inspired De Hoyos to pursue new, different styles available to him as a budding guitarist.

By 1980, De Hoyos was recognized and selected as the number one choice guitarist by artists and singers visiting Monterrey, and for the next 16 years he performed with some of Mexico’s premier talents including Octavio Paz and Raul Velasco. He performed for First Lady, Diana Laura Colossio, as well as government officials, state governors, senators, and diplomats. In 1983, De Hoyos completed post-university studies in Advanced Classical Performing at Universidad Regiomontana.

In 1990, Miguel De Hoyos founded a band, La Guitarra Por El Mundo, comprised of three guitarists, bass, and percussion, and booked the group throughout Europe. The group performed 16 concerts in Romania—by invitation from the Romanian government—as part of a diplomatic cultural exchange program. In their time together, La Guitarra Por El Mundo released two recordings, La Guitarra Por El Mundo and String Five.

After relocating to Rosarito Beach, B.C.S, Mexico in 1996, De Hoyos began to be influenced by American pop music through Chet Atkins and Les Paul. Combining these new sounds with his traditional Mexican/Spanish guitar style, De Hoyos was soon recognized as an innovator with a unique approach to the guitar. This new music inspired De Hoyos to create two recordings, Interludio for solo guitar and Romance, which features De Hoyos’s vocal talent as well as his guitar playing. Between 1999 and 2003, De Hoyos recorded and released three more recordings, Sevilla Suite, Celebration (with original compositions), and Serenade Romantica, another guitar/vocal recording encouraged by his many fans in the area.

In 2007, De Hoyos met American violin sensation Alex DePue, and together they formed DePue/DeHoyos. The duo has performed throughout Mexico and the United States, and has released one recording, Underground Whispers. Their second recording, Twisted Strings is expected to be released later this year (2009).

With DePue, De Hoyos served as a staff member in 2009 for the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest, teaching master classes and performing for the students and NOTFC audiences. The duo will solo with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra in New Jersey this August. Immediately following that performance, De Hoyos travels to Ahrenshoop, Germany to kick off a 37-city concert tour throughout the country.

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    The Fiddler’s Forum – with host, American Violinist Alex DePue

    The Fiddler's Forum (with Alex DePue - Violin)

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    One of my life's most musical moments, all documented via video here from the Mainly Mozart Festival's 2020 Season, as performed with my kid brother (let's be fair, he's certainly not anything like a "kid" anymore, especially when he lights into that fiddle!), Mr. Zachary DePue. This time, Zach is literally improvising, on the spot, what one could only deem the unwritten second violin part (just as it SHOULD have been written!), and along with yours truly playing the original score for solo violin, as written by Monti... but THEN, folks, and without giving away all of our surprises (you must listen!), we have also featured here IMMENSE talent from the likes of these other alien-like creatures who are just overflowing with musicality: -Flugelhorn / trumpeter, Mr. Conrad Jones-Joshua Fobare playing the everlasting trill on that piano (lol), along with -Matt Scarano on the drums, and last, yet certainly never least, -Ranaan Meyer with some BEAUTIFUL solo work on the double bass. "Solo" on the double bass, you say?! YES! You won't even believe it! It was truly my own mad, MAD pleasure having had the opportunity in joining up with these young cats to provide a night of much-needed beauty last year, all made possible by the lovely Nancy Laturno and the beloved Mainly Mozart organization. Tonight's upload extends also the most honorable mentions going out to my beloved wife, -Aria Noelle Curzon-DePue, for her video editing skills, and also -Mrs. Katie McBride-Muzquiz, the not-so-often-heard-name, responsible for making the wheels of that Mainly Mozart bus run impeccably perfectly spinnin' round and round.Much love to ALL y'all from your Fiddler tonight! AND... AND... MORE COMING SOONLY! -AD ... See MoreSee Less
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