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Artist Biography

Musician Alberto Puerto with guitar. Portrait by Miri Paez Bolet

   Guitarist, composer, and arranger Alberto Puerto, whose work has shown a great deal of variety in the field of classical guitar, has developed a practical methodology at all levels of musical instruction. A native of Cuba known for his contrasting repertoire, he has performed in diverse styles from Baroque to popular Cuban music infused with jazz elements, both as a soloist and with various chamber music projects. He has long been an advocate for the fusion of the guitar with other artistic manifestations in a cohesive yet decorative manner.

     During his 5 years as a professor at the Evangelical University of Bolivia, he taught guitar, harmony and music theory courses, and motivated students in connecting music to the arts in general, providing a platform that focused on developing creativity and emotion.

     In Havana, he was concertmaster of the Sonantas Habaneras guitar orchestra for five years.  This project was led by maestro Jesús Ortega, his mentor at the University of the Arts in Cuba.

     Awards from various national and international competitions include Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010 and 2012, Musicalia, in 2009.

     Alberto currently resides in Miami, Florida and has performed in numerous arts festivals and events such as the Miami International Ballet Festival 2017 and 2018, Art Basel Miami 2017 - 2018, Miami Guitart Festival in 2018, LnS Gallery's Arcimboldo´s Ghosts, an exhibition by Arturo Rodriguez in 2018, and Cernuda Arte Gallery's Cuban Arts Exhibition in 2019, among others.

     In 2020, he recorded his first album The Great Cuban Suite, in which he showcases the diversity of Cuban musical genres through the classical guitar and at the same time interacts with renowned Cuban jazz percussionists in the recording.  The album was released online in 2021.  He has participated in the Latin American Guitar Festival of Boston, has presented as a guest at the Guitar Society of the University of Florida, and has collaborated with Spanish composer José Luis De la Paz on the presentation of the album Introspective.  Alberto's teaching methods also recently led to the formation of his own music school, the Alberto Puerto Music School, in Coral Gables, FL.  Most recently, he has been working on a second recording album, a Latin American songbook featuring various singers.  The artist is a member of ASCAP, the Latin Recording Academy, and the Florida State Music Teachers Association.


2006 - 2011

2011- 2017


Concertmaster Sonantas Habaneras, Havana, Cuba

Professor, University of the Arts, Bolivia

Workshop presenter, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany (UdK)

Workshop presenter, Universidade Federale Roraima, Brazil

Guitar Instructor, Various Independent Schools, Miami, FL

2021, The Great Cuban Suite release, Miami, FL

Workshop presenter, Latin American Music Festival, Boston MA

Workshop presenter, Tallahassee Guitar Society, Florida State University

2021, Launch of Alberto Puerto Music School, Coral Gables, FL

Selected Concerts and Festivals
José Luis de la Paz
Introspective Live at the MDC Auditorium (Miami, FL 2023)
Live at the The Cuban Museum (Miami, FL 2022)
The Great Cuban Suite
Live at LnS Gallery (Miami, FL 2022)
José Luis de la Paz Introspective Live at the Arsht Center (Miami, FL 2021)
The Great Cuban Suite Live at MDC Auditorium (Miami, FL 2021)
Latin American Music Festival (Boston, 2021)
Tallahassee Guitar Society, FSU (Tallahassee, FL 2021)
Art Basel Miami (Miami, FL, December 2018, December 2017)                                  Estampas Sonoras, LnS Gallery (Miami, FL, December2018)
International Ballet Festival of Miami (Miami, FL, August 2018, August 2017)
The Magic of Six Strings, Florida Chamber Orchestra (Miami, FL, October 2018)  
Miami GuitArt Festival, Florida International University, (Miami, FL, February 2018)
Del canto y la guitarra, Yetzabel Arias and Alberto Puerto, St. Dominic Church
     (Miami, FL, September 2018)
Miami Guitar Orchestra in Concert, Centro Cultural Español (Miami, FL, June 2018)
Romeo and Juliet La Tormenta, NSU Art Museum (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 2018)
Crescendo Season of Concerts, University of the Arts, (Berlin, Germany, May 2016)    BachFest, International Festival of the Music of  J. S. Bach
     (Cochabamba, Bolivia 2012, 2013, 2016)                                
International Festival of American, Renaissance, and Baroque Music
     (Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2014)

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