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Hilario Yáñez began playing the guitar at the age of ten. He was fortunate to have an inspiring teacher, Luis Herrera Baez, to introduce him to the world of classical guitar. Within his first two years of study, he was able to perform the works of Tarrega, Carulli, Bach, and other composers from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
At seventeen, he decided to devote his life to his music. Hilario moved to the nearby capital of Querétaro to get his Bachelor’s degree in music at the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ). He studied guitar with Alfredo Uribe and composition with Drs. Mauricio Beltran and Ignacio Baca-Lobera.
His deep knowledge of classical music allowed him to teach harmony, counterpoint and guitar at the J. Guadalupe Velazquez Conservatory of Music in Querétaro.
Hilario's commitment during the many years and thousands of hours spent polishing his abilities not only culminated in his receiving a Master's Degree in Music, Interpretation and Classical Guitar with honors from the Conservatory of Music of Quebec in 2011, but also in the awarding of first prize in the Guitar Competition at the Conservatoire de Montreal in May of that year.