This gifted Andean musician is dedicated to the traditional music of the lands that formed the Incan Empire. Performances include a lecture/demonstration on Peruvian instruments, including the Antara (pan-pipe), which dates back 7,000 years.
Born in Ayabaca, a small town in the northern Peruvian Andes, Guillermo came to NY in 1969 to follow graduate studies in mechanical engineering and obtained his MSME in 1973. Soon after his arrival in NY, he came across a vendor of Peruvian kenas, this fact combined with his homesickness made him to start playing Andean music and to look for other Andean musicians to form an Andean music group.
In 1973,he formed TAHUANTINSUYO (which in Quechua the Inca language means the four parts of the world, a group dedicted to preserving the traditional music from the land of the Incas (now including Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina and Chile).
With the group he performed at various concert halls, universities, schools, museums and international folk festivals such as: Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the American Indian, Field Museum of Chicago, New York University, Columbia University, Elon College, Sandy Hook Folk Festival, Owen Sound Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival and many others.