about

Samuel Toro Pérez is an Austrian-Colombian guitarist and performer based in Vienna.

He studied with Prof. Alvaro Pierri at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and with Prof. Anders Miolin at the Zürich University of the Arts and attended master classes with Yaron Deutsch.

As a chamber musician Samuel regularly performs nationally and internationally with ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Phace, Ensemble Interface and Black Page Orchestra playing both classical and electric guitar and featuring appearances at Konzerthaus Vienna, Wien Modern, Bregenzer Festspiele, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Impuls Academy Graz, Klangspuren Schwaz, Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music, Donaueschinger Musiktage and Biennale Musica Venice.

He works in close collaboration with composers such as Elena Rykova, Mirela Ivičević, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong and François Sarhan.

A further focus besides contemporary music consists in projects with artists from different backgrounds such as theatre, dance and video, for example as a member of the Viennese collective andother stage («Land of the Flats», «trans.litter.rate» / both Vienna), with the theatre director Maximilian Hanisch («The Lobster» / Zurich) and with the dancer Constance Diard («In softly insistent motion» / Zurich).

Samuel holds a lectureship in contemporary guitar and chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna since 2020.

© Samuel Toro Pérez 2022

Picture by Markus Bruckner