The classical guitarist, Rafael Elizondo, is currently recognized as an important figure in Mexico´s musical scene.
His musical artistry has been recognized with more than ten awards: First place in the ¨X Concurso Internacional de guitarra Simone Salmasso¨ Viareggio, Italy, 2001; Second place in the III Concorso Internazionale “ARTE A 6 CORDE,” Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy, 2007; 2nd Place in the Guitar Competition in Culiacan, ...Mexico, 2002; 3rd Place in the Guitar Competition of Paracho, Mexico, 2000.
Rafael received his first music lessons with members of his own family. He later attended the University at the Escuela Nacional de Musica, UNAM, in Mexico City, where he studied with Juan Carlos Laguna, continuing to perfect himself with Maestro Giulio Tampalini in Italy.
With an extensive repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician, he has developed an active career in performance. He has been a solist with the Baja California Orchestra and has participated in many festivals the Heitor-Villalobos (Italia), Festival Arte a 6 Corde (Italia), Concert Season Brescia Chitarra 2007 (Italia), Acoustic Guitar Festival (California), Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra, including live broadcasts and recordings for radio and televisión.