Samuel Toro Pérez (he/him) is an Austrian-Colombian guitarist, composer and performer based in Vienna. He is specialized in contemporary music, on the concert stage as well as in contexts such as theatre, performance and media art. He likes to work in collaborative settings, challenging the roles between composing, performing, creating and curating.

Recent collaborations have led to solo pieces by and with Elena Rykova, Alexander Kaiser and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong. He has performed at the International Impuls Academy Graz, SONIC MATTER Zurich and Tarapacá Musica Festival Iquique (CL) et al. 

He is a member of the Viennese trans-disciplinary collective andother stage (eg. Post Human Social Club Series / Vienna 2023-24) and periodically collaborates with the theatre director Maximilian Hanisch (eg. the lobster / Zurich 2022, The Conversation / Basel & Berlin 2023, HER – best ever love songs vol. 2 / Zurich 2024).

As a chamber musician Samuel regularly performs nationally and internationally with ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Phace and the Black Page Orchestra at venues and festivals such as Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Library of Congress Washington,  Biennale Musica Venice, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern and Time of Music Festival Viitasaari (FI).

As a composer he focuses on ambient and drone music and on the electric guitar’s hybrid quality both as the physical extension of the performer’s body and as an interface for electro-acoustic music.

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

© Samuel Toro Pérez 2024

Picture by Anastasiia Yakovenko