Samuel Toro Pérez is an Austrian-Colombian guitarist, composer and performer specialized in contemporary music, on the concert stage as well as in contexts such as theatre, performance and media art.

His solo projects feature close collaborations with composers such as Elena Rykova, Marina Rosenfeld, Alexander Kaiser and Micha Seidenberg. He has performed at the International Impuls Academy Graz (AT), SONIC MATTER Zurich and Tarapacá Musica Festival Iquique (CL) et al. 

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.

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.

He is a member of the Viennese trans-disciplinary collective andother stage (Land of the Flats / Wien Modern 2019 and trans.litter.rate / Vienna 2021) and periodically collaborates with the theatre director Maximilian Hanisch (the lobster. love in times of capitalism / Zurich 2022 and The Conversation / Basel & Berlin 2023).

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

© Samuel Toro Pérez 2023

Picture by Markus Sepperer