Classical Guitar Magazine has endorsed Carlos Pérez with the following remark: "He gets to the point of everything he plays" [...] "A master guitarist with true star quality"
His interest in guitar playing started at an early age through his father. He graduated with top honors from the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile where he studied under Ernesto Quezada.
He was awarded top prizes in major international competitions in Europe and America, winning first prize in:
· X “Alirio Díaz”, Venezuela 1996
· XX “René Bartoli”, France 1997
· VI “Printemps de La Guitare”, Belgium 1998
· III “Forum Gitarre”, Austria 2000
· XIV “Fundacion Guerrero” Spain 2000 ·III “Joaquín Rodrigo” Spain 2006
He has issued eight CDs and recorded at several European radios. His first DVD: "Guitarra Clásica", was published by MEL BAY in USA. His second DVD features his version of "Concierto de Aranjuez", in live at the final of the Joaquin Rodrigo Competition, where he obtained the First Prize.
He has given recitals in more than thirty countries in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe, and has played with orchestras from England, Belgium, the United States, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland and Chile. His international activity have taken him to play at Berlin Philarmonie (Germany), Auditorio Nacional (Spain), Royal Festival Hall (England), Teatro Monumental (Spain), and other prestigious concert halls.
Carlos has participated in many Guitar and Chamber Music Festivals around the world and is constantly invited to give master classes and lectures at Universities and Schools of Music in Latin America, Europe and USA. He joins the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile as a Proffesor since 2008.
Les Editions Henry Lemoine of France, Productions d’Oz of Canada and Grenzland-Verlag Theo Hüsgen of Germany have published some of his arrangements and compositions.