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Misael Barraza-Díaz

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Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Misael Barraza-Diaz is one of the most outstanding Mexican guitarists of his generation. He has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. In 2014, Misael graduated with honors "Summa Cum Laude" from the Master in Guitar Alicante (Spain), a special program where Misael studied with world-class artists such as David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Ignacio Rodes, and more. Later that year, he obtained a second Master's degree from the University of Arizona (USA), where he now pursues the title of Doctor of Musical Arts under the tutelage of Thomas Patterson, director of the Bolton Guitar Studies program. While there, Misael has received various awards and honors for his academic and musical performance. During the summer of 2019, Misael was part of the prestigious European tour organized by EuroStrings, with a cast of artists made up only of guitarists who won first places in important competitions in Europe. During this tour, Misael appeared in Montenegro, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Italy, Spain and London.