PACO RENTERIA – The most successful guitarist in Mexico

Paco Rentería guitarist was confered by Mexican President Felipe Calderón as the Musical Ambassador for Mexico to foreign countries. With this role, he is responsible for leading the cultural events of Mexico abroad in 2010 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s Revolution and 200th anniversary of Mexico’s Independent Day. Through the Mexican Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs, the guitarist Paco Renteria will represent Mexico to perform at Hue Festival 2010.

Paco Rentería is considered as the most successful guitarist in Mexico. He composes, produces and edits his compositions by himself, among which are music for the film “E1 Marichi” casted by Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas; music for the trailer of the film “La Leyenda del  Zorro” (Legend of Zorro) that features Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. In addition, he has a great many of pieces that satisfy even most difficult listeners.

He creates his own music that is called Freeplay. Freeplay means freedom in combination of various instruments to result in highest levels in both sensation and emotion of listeners and audience.

His talent has brought him to the pinnacle of success with a lot of grand prizes. He receives strong supports from the press in his country. Such figures like Ricardo Rocha, Jacobo Zabludovsky, Joaquín López Dóriga, Carlos Loret de Mola, Abraham Zabludovsky, Jaime Almeida, Carlos Marín, Sergio Sarmiento admired his talent and complimented him as the most succesful guitarist of all eras in the history of Mexico.

Paco Rentería won the Special Honor Medal as “The Excellent Mexican Guitarist of Contemporary Arts” by the Star Square Cultural Foundation. In addition, he also conferred as the “Man of the Year” in 2008 by the Mexican Publishers Association and Mexican Sun Organisation. His presence and contribution to music arrangement in cinema brought him the “Silver Jesus Christ Medal” by the Mexican Association for Film Journalists. 

Paco Rentería has just received an invitation of the world famous event organiser Jack Wishna to perform in Las Vegas. In the near future, he will show up at television shows hosted by Larry King and Letterman. 

Presently, he is lauching the album “Paca Renteria en Concierto” which includes CDs and DVDs of unplugged style and live recorded by the famous producer Carlos Slim.

In 2009, he appeared on prestigeous magazines such as Hola, GQ, Deep,… and on various television programs.
He is going to release a collection of 5 CDs that marks the evolution of his musical life. Also, his two new CDs will be presented on the occasion of 100th Anniversary of Mexico’s Revolution and 200th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independent Day. The first CD comprises old-goodie compostions and the other is purely Mexican music.

Accompanying by Paca Rentería are fine musicians, who harmoniously combine to create various sounds from various instruments such as trumpet, violin, flute, percussion, etc.

Undoubtedly, the talent of Paco Rentería has made him not only the top artist in Mexico but also the most succesful musician of Mexico internationally.


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