Biography

Mexican Guitar Virtuoso Jesus Serrano described as the ‘Devil of the Guitar’ stands out for his powerful and refined performance. A winner of multiple prizes, Jesus Serrano has won over 50 prizes in America and Europe including more than two dozen 1st prizes in international competitions, including the 2015 Boston GuitarFest, the 2016 Florida Guitar Festival and the 2017 Festival et Compétition Internationale de Guitare Classique de Montréal. 

Composers have written and dedicated music to him to show his extensive palette of technical abilities as well as his unique personality.His eclectic and energetic repertoire is focused on the interaction between speed and sensibility, and his artistic activity has led to him performing extensively throughout America and Europe. Jesus is also often invited to conduct Lectures and Workshops at international guitar festivals as well as being part of the jury in International Competitions.

His discography includes two albums “Santo Antonio” and “Fantasía Tropical”, both recorded as an active member of 3NS4MBL3 (guitar trio/ quartet), which were also his debut work as an audio engineer. 

He has attended masterclasses with Adriano del Sal, Antigoni Goni, David Russell, Eliot Fisk, Leo Brouwer, Marcin Dylla, Marco Tamayo, Paolo Pegoraro, Pepe Romero, Ricardo Gallén, Víctor Pellegrini, William Kanengiser, Xuefei Yang, Zoran Dukic, etc. 

Jesus concluded his degree with honors at National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City under the guidance of Selvio Carrizosa and Jaime Soria, currently is pursuing a Master Degree in the prestigious class of Carlo Marchione at Conservatorium Maastricht in The Netherlands. 

Jesus Serrano plays on his Signature Model The Aztec Guitar made by Aaron Ringo.

Awards

1st prize

In Germany: 

  • International Guitar Competition Nordhorn 2019

In Canada

  • International Guitar Competition Montreal 2017 

In the United States: 

  • International Guitar Competition Louisville 2018 
  • International Guitar Competition Classical Minds 2017
  • International Guitar Competition Annual Texas UTD 2017
  • International Guitar Competition Florida Tallahassee 2016
  • International Guitar Competition SouthernGuitarfest 2016
  • International Guitar Competition LoneStar 2016
  • International Guitar Competition Boston 2015 
  • International Guitar Competition San Francisco Bay 2015 
  • International Guitar Competition Indiana 2014
  • International Guitar Competition MTSU Tennessee 2014
  • International Guitar Competition Columbus 2014

 In Mexico: 

  • National Guitar Competition CNM 2018 
  • International Guitar Competition Taxco 2017 
  • National Guitar Competition Saltillo 2017 
  • National Guitar Competition Zapopan 2016 
  • National Guitar Competition UACJ, Chihuahua 2013 
  • National Guitar Competition Xalapa 2013 
  • International Guitar Competition Virtuosismo Guitarristico 2012 
  • International Guitar Competition Fronteras Chihuahua 2012 
  • National Guitar Competition BUAP 2011 
  • National Guitar Competition Revueltas 2011 
  • National Guitar Competition Ramon Noble 2011 
  • National Guitar Competition Ciudad de Colima 2011 
  • National Guitar Competition Ixtlahuaca 2008 
  • National Guitar Competition Paracho, Intermedios 2007 

 

Other prizes: 

  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Rhode Island 2019
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Boulder 2019
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Culiacan 2019
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Guimaraes 2019
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Rhode Island 2018 
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Louisville 2016 
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Texas Lone Star 2015 
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition A&M Texas 2014 
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition UTD Texas 2014 
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Culiacan 2013 
  • 2nd Prize at International Guitar Competition Indiana 2012 
  • 2nd Prize at National Guitar Competition Xalapa 2012 
  • 2nd Prize at National Guitar Competition Tijuana 2013 
  • 2nd Prize at National Guitar Competition Paracho 2013 
  • 2nd Prize at National Guitar Competition Paracho 2012 
  • 2nd Prize at National Guitar Competition Chihuahua 2011 
  • 2nd Prize at National Guitar Competition Taxco 2011 

 

  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competition Zagreb 2019
  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competition ECU 2018 
  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competition A&M Texas 2016 
  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competition Culiacán 2015 
  • 3rd Prize at National Guitar Competition Taxco 2014 
  • 3rd Prize at National Guitar Competition Saltillo 2013 
  • 3rd Prize at National Guitar Competition Taxco 2012 
  • 4th Prize at International Guitar Competition Miami FIU 2018 
  • 4th Prize at National Guitar Competition Saltillo 2015 

 

  • Audience Prize at International Guitar Competition Nordhorn 2019, Germany
  • Special prize to the best performance of the set piece written by Eduardo Martin, Taxco, 2011 
  • Honorable Mention at International Guitar Competition Annual Texas UTD 2015 
  • Honorable Mention at National Guitar Competition Conservatorio Nacional de Música 2012

Discography

Jesus Serrano Huitron is a currently inactive member of 3nsambl3, a Mexican guitar ensemble, who came together with the purpose to form an original repertoire, based on unique and unpublished compositions, arrangements and transcriptions, as well as fostering improvisation. 

Next to his addition as a virtuous guitarist, he allowed the group to be technologically independent, since his studies in audio engineering and recording gear have let him record the group ("Santo Antonio" and "Fantasía Tropical", this last one as a quartet with Ernesto García de León) with outstanding results. 

Jesus is currently active as an audio engineer for several projects and is open for new ones for anyone interested in his services and recording gear (link).

Fantasía tropical

3NS4MBL3, FANTASÍA TROPICAL, MÚSICA PARA CUATRO GUITARRAS DE ERNESTO GARCÍA DE LEÓN (2015, Ediciones Pentagrama APCD 703)

Listen to the music on Spotify

Santo Antonio

3NSAMBL3, SANTO ANTONIO, MÚSICA PARA GUITARRA DE AMÉRICA (2015, Ediciones Pentagrama APCD 704)

Link to the music on Spotify

Buy the CD at the ITunes store

Partners & Supporters

Carreño foundation

Guitar Fort Worth

Repertoire

Music dedicated to Jesus Serrano

 

Concert programme 2019