Curriculum Vitae

Máximo Pujol (b. 1957) is a composer, performer and teacher whose work is inspired by the musical heritage of his native Argentina. He draws on the music of the region around the Río de la Plata, as well as from the different musical forms found in other parts of Argentina. His compositions fuse these elements with more formal European arrangements. 

Pujol’s extensive output is widely acknowledged to have enriched the repertoire for guitar. His compositions are published by important publishers in Europe, Canada and United States and have been performed and recorded by guitarists, chamber groups and orchestras worldwide.

Academic background

  • Juan José Castro Conservatory, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Profesor Superior de Guitarra).
  • Instrumental studies and interpretation studies with Maestros Alfredo Vicente Gascón, Horacio Ceballos, Antonio de Raco, Miguel Ángel Girollet, Abel Carlevaro, Leo Brouwer.
  • Harmony and composition with Maestro Leónidas Arnedo.

Teaching

  • Professor, Chair in Guitar, Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1995 – present).
  • Guitar teacher in the Plan de Niños child education programme (8-15 years), Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1998-2010).
  • Guitar teacher for children, Escuela de Arte de Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010 – 2016).

Awards and distinctions

  • 1st Prize, Guitar Competition, Asociación Promociones Musicales, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1981)
  • 1st Prize, Guitar Competition, Asociación Estímulo Cultural, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1981)
  • 1st Prize, Composition, Asociación Promociones Musicales, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1981)
  • 1st Prize, Composition, Carrefour Mondial de la Guitare, Martinica. (1986)
  • 1st Special mention, Composición, Premios de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2003)
  • Awarded “Della via del grano alle vie del mondo” prize by the Festival internazionale della chitarra of Éboli, Italy, for contributions to understanding and unity between nations. (2014)

Concerts, seminars, workshops and masterclasses

  • Arizona State University (USA)
  • Brussels International Guitar Festival (Belgium)
  • Conservatories at Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Hobart (Australia)
  • Conservatorio de San Sebastián (Spain)
  • Conservatorio Profesional de Cartagena (Spain)
  • Conservatorio “Luca Marenzio” Brescia (Italia)
  • Darwin International Guitar Festival (Australia)
  • Eintenhaus, Ulm (Germany)
  • Escuela de Música de Posadas (Misiones, Argentina)
  • Festival Guitarras del Mundo (Argentina)
  • Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Saltillo (Mexico)
  • Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco (Mexico)
  • Festival Internacional “Música en la Ventana”, Sierra de la Ventana, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Festival Internazionale della Chitarra (Mottola, Italy)
  • Festival La Guitarra en Primavera (Argentina)
  • Graz Conservatory (Austria)
  • Guitar Festival Olsztyn (Poland)
  • Hamburger Gitarrenfestival (Germany)
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Munich, Germany)
  • Instituto Cervantes (Berlin, Germany)
  • Instituto Universitario Patagónico de Artes de General Roca (Río Negro, Argentina)
  • International Guitar Festival Brno (Czech Republic)
  • International Guitar Festival Hersbruck (Germany)
  • International Guitar Festival Wertingen (Germany)
  • International Guitar Festival “Niccolò Paganini” (Parma, Italy)
  • Melbourne University (Australia)
  • Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile)
  • Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival (USA)
  • Six Ways Festival Torino (Italia)
  • Teatro Piccolo, Chalon - sur - Saône (France)
  • Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile)
  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina)
  • Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Santa Fe, Argentina)
  • Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival (Sweden)
  • West Dean International Guitar Festival (UK)