Claudio Lazcano

He began his professional training in 1986 at the Luthería Workshops organized by the Ateneo de Los Teques.

Since 1986 he has manufactured plucked string instruments for various institutions, including: the Camerata of Caracas, the Estudiantina of the Banco Industrial de Venezuela, the University of Los Andes, the Central University of Venezuela, the Mavesa Cultural Project, the Bigott Foundation. as well as for renowned figures of musical performance such as Saúl Vera, Alejandro Vásquez, Ronald Sosa, Lorenzo Camejo, Cheo Hurtado, Cristóbal Soto, Isabel Palacios, Jonathan Coles, Rafael Brito, Iván Adler, Salomé Sandoval, among others.

His skill in lutheria is not only limited to the field of traditional instruments, including those belonging to the Latin American popular genre, but has also been directed to the manufacture of early European instruments, such as lutes, psalteries, mandorlas, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic guitars.

In 1997 she took specialization courses with the English teacher Paul Fischer, within the framework of the International August Festival in Caracas.

In 2002 the National Council of Culture commissioned him to manufacture a Millennium model guitar, to be awarded as the Prize for the Best Interpretation of Antonio Lauro’s Work, in the XIII edition of the Alirio Díaz International Guitar Competition.

In 1996 he participated in the Collective Exhibition of Luthería, installed in the Consolidated Cultural Center (today Torre Corp Banca), sharing spaces with Oscar García, Thomas Humphrey and Matías Herrera.

In 2004 he participated as curator of the La Siembra del Cuatro Exhibition at the La Estancia Art Center in Caracas.

In the field of pedagogy, he has served as a teacher in the Popular Culture Workshops organized by the Bigott Foundation, as well as in the Extension Area of ​​the National School of Administration and Public Finance. He has also given various conferences on the History of the Guitar and the origins of the Venezuelan Cuatro and exhibitions in spaces such as the National Library of Venezuela, Alirio Díaz International Guitar Competition, National Conservatory of Music of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Denmark, Austria , Argentina and Curaçao.

As a classical guitar player, he received his training from Alejandro Vásquez, and Renaissance and Baroque guitar from Bartolomé Díaz. He also participated in workshops with: Leo Brouwer, Luis Zea, Abel Carlevaro, Alirio Díaz, Rafael Benatar, Ricardo Cobo, Hopkinson Smith, among others.

He has been a member of the UCV Estudiantina under the direction of Orlando Gámez.

In 2010 he started the manufacture of electric instruments under the advice of maestro Ronald Sosa.

He has also been a jury in Alirio Díaz National Guitar Competition.

Claudio in his workshop