Guitarist Alfredo Muro was born in Lima, Peru. At the age of ten, he began teaching himself to play the guitar and was soon awarded a scholarship to study with Maestro Jose Pepe Torres at his Guitar Academy. Many years and awards later, Muro continued his studies with two of the greatest Peruvian guitar masters, Octavio Ticona and Carlos Hayre, gaining mastery of harmonic theory and the rich variety of Peruvian folklore. After four years of intense studies, he moved to the United States to broaden his musical skills studying with great masters Manuel Lopez Ramos, Frank Costa and John Doan. Since then, Muro has established a prodigious repertoire ranging from classical music to Latin American and Spanish music, and from, Baden Powell and Jobim, to Bach and Albeniz.
Alfredo Muro has been described as a Latin virtuoso, but his musical styles and tastes are far more versatile, ranging from standing classical repertoire to jazz. His forte is South American music in its many guises: folk, jazz, Brazilian, classical. Whatever the style, it’s the emotional content of his music that carries the day. He developed a special love of Brazilian music. He has studied and mastered the intricate styles of Choro, Samba, Frevo, Bossa Nova and Afro-samba; as well he is equally at home playing classical with chamber orchestras. Over the course of his career he has performed with the Boulder Chamber, the Scherzo String Quartet from Guanajuato, the Lydon String Quartet, the Multnomah String Quartet, and the Tikhonova String Quartet from Oregon.