David Mendoza presents a Tango Concert

Biography

“Wonderfully expressive violin playing” is, quite simply, “one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear in San Miguel de Allende.” Michael Hoppè Grammy Nominee

Composer - Multi instrumentalist - Improviser - Music Lover

 

David Mendoza   (1987-      )

He grew up in a family of musicians, in one of the largest and most prolific cities in the world. Mexico City.

He start playing piano by ear since 5 years old. Composing large pieces in a very  natural way, without any knowledge. 

He studied violin since the age of 7 with Maestro Jose Manuel de Águila Cortez, violinist of the Chamber Orchestra of Bellas Artes, in Mexico City.
At an early age, the facility to express oneself with the violin was revealed.

At the age of 12, he began to study Drums, being self-taught for 5 years, 

At the age of 15, he entered to the concervatory  college of music in Mexico City in the composition career. 

In  his 17th he began formal studies of jazz applied to the drumkit, with the Mexican maestro Antonio "Tony Cardenas" and taking courses and private classes with all best drummers of the country.
At age 20 he studied composition and piano with the Mexican jazz player and teacher Miguel Zepeda.
At 22 he studied composition and Piano with the Mexican pianist and teacher Marta Garcia Renart.
He studied Violin Techniques with the Cuban Master Rafael Machado.
He took Violin Courses with the Cuban Master Pedro Cartas.
He was part of the group of Mexican virtuoso guitarist Gil Gutierrez for 4 years.

He graduated from the Mexico City Conservatory of Music—and have made a fruitful career performing alongside some of the best musicians in San Miguel de Allende: Gil Guttiérez, Gabriel Hernandez, Pedro Cartas, Michael Hoppe among others.

Making several collaborations with English Grammy nominated composer Michael Hoppè, who has praised David as "wonderfully expressive violinist…is quite simply, one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear." Recording new compositions of Michael and being his violinist in live performances since 2017.

 

For more than 10 years, He has composed for orchestral ensembles and produced albums by musicians from the region; As a composer, multi-instrumentalist and music producer,he has the capacity to elaborate complete works by himself, from the composition and execution, to part of the post production as well, last year he completed “Birds Fly In”  his first professionally engineered solo album of originally composed and performed music. Available now in all the stream plataforms.

 

At the moment he has toured Canada presenting his original music, as well as a whole year of numerous concerts in San Miguelo de Allende and the most representative parts of musical culture in the country.

 

This year he plans to tour the United States in August, unless the pandemic situation continues.


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David Mendoza  (1987 -   )

 

Creció en una familia de músicos, en una de las ciudades más grandes y prolíficas del mundo. Ciudad de México.

Comenzó a tocar el piano de oído desde los 5 años. Componiendo piezas interesantes de forma muy natural, sin ningún conocimiento.

Estudió violín desde los 7 años con el maestro José Manuel de Águila Cortez, violinista de la Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, en la Ciudad de México.

A una edad temprana, se reveló la facilidad para expresarse con el violín.

A los 12 años, comenzó a estudiar batería, siendo autodidacta durante 5 años. 

A los 15 años ingresa la escuela superior de Musica de el INBA Ciudad de Mexico en la carrera de composición.

A los 17 años comenzó estudios formales de jazz aplicado a la bateria, con el maestro mexicano Antonio "Tony Cardenas" y tomando cursos y clases privadas con todos los mejores bateristas de la epoca en la ciudad.

A los 20 años estudió composición y piano con el músico y profesor de jazz mexicano Miguel Zepeda.

A los 22 años estudió composición y piano con la pianista y maestra mexicana Marta García Renart.

A los 23 estudió técnicas especializadas de violín con el maestro cubano Rafael Machado.

A los 25 tomó cursos de violín con el maestro cubano Pedro Cartas.

 

Se graduó en el Conservatorio de Música de la Ciudad de México y ha realizado una fructífera carrera junto a algunos de los mejores músicos de San Miguel de Allende: Gil Guttiérez, Gabriel Hernández, Pedro Cartas, Michael Hoppe, entre otros.

Desde el 2015 Formó parte del grupo del virtuoso guitarrista mexicano Gil Gutiérrez durante 4 años.

 

Ha hecho varias colaboraciones con el compositor nominado al Grammy inglés Michael Hoppè, quien ha elojiado a David como.. "un violinista maravillosamente expresivo ... es simplemente uno de los sonidos más bellos que uno puede escuchar". Grabando nuevas composiciones de Michael y siendo su violinista en actuaciones en vivo desde 2017.

 

Durante más de 10 años, compuso para conjuntos orquestales y produjo álbumes de músicos de la región; Como compositor, multi-instrumentista y productor musical, ha adquirido la capacidad de elaborar trabajos completos por si mismo, desde la composición y ejecución, hasta parte de la postproducción. El año pasado completó "Birds Fly In", su primer álbum profesional, contando con una hora de música completamente original compuesta, interpretada y producída por el. Disponible ahora en todas las plataformas electrónicas.

 

Al momento ha realizado una gira por Canadá presentando su musicaoriginal, asi como todo un año de numerosos conicertos en San Miguelo de Allende y las partes mas representativas de la cultura musical en el pais.

 

 

Este año tiene planeada una gira por Estados Unidos en mes de Agosto, salvo que la situación de pandemia se prolongue.

 

 

 

 

"New Album" LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR

A Healing Album! A big effort  from my beautiful partner  Ana Paula making the art album cover and me making 10 new compositions!

A Healing Album! A big effort from my beautiful partner Ana Paula making the art album cover and me making 10 new compositions!

Videos

 

Letra  “Flying free to love”

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“Volando libre para amar”

Libertad siento sin cesar, Libertad cuando puedo volar

Libertad es un reflejo de mis pensamientos,

Libertad comienza en mi y no fuera de mi

Libertad existes siempre en mi aunque no sea legal aquí 

Las aves cantan para unirnos y recordarnos esto.

 

Amar , para abrazar

Amar, para besar

Amar si sientes llorar

Amar si alegre estas

Amar sin juicios a ti

 

Amar sin nada que esperar

Amarme a mi

Amar a eso vine aquí

Amar es la solución para ser libre y volar.

 

Volar se siente así, sin peso ni ansiedad

Volar, como águila, Volar sin fronteras, siempre lo soñé, Volar sin rumbo ni un plan, sorpresas para mi y para ti.

Vuela, vuela eres libre, si, Libre de elegir, si, Libre de sentir, Libre de amarte, Libre de amarte, Libre de amarte.

 

(English)

"Flying free to love"

Freedom I feel incessantly, Freedom when I can fly

Freedom is a reflection of my thoughts,

Freedom begins in me and not outside of me

Freedom always exists in me even though it is not legal here

The birds sing to join us and remind us of this.

 

Love, to embrace

Love, to kiss

Love if you feel like crying

Love if cheerful

Love without judgment to you

Love with nothing to wait

Love me

Love, because I came here for that,

To love is the solution to be free and fly.

Flying feels like this, without weight or anxiety.

Fly, like an eagle, Fly without borders, I always dreamed it,

Fly without direction or a plan, surprises for me and for you.

Fly, fly you are free, yes, Free to choose, Yes, Free to feel, Free to love yourself, Free to love yourself, Free to love yourself.

 

Concerts

David Mendoza presents -Channeled music concert-

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Casa Rosada Hotel, Cuna de allende # 12, San Miguel de Allende, GTO.

Concert & Dinner David Mendoza presents “Channeled Music” Concert (Channeling + Music + Food = Love) Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October 2021. Reception 4:00 p.m Concert 5:00 p.m Dinner 6:30 p.m

Casa Rosada Hotel. Cuna de Allende #12 Centro. $750 pesos

By Sheila Sawyer

There are countless experiences, places and people that make San Miguel de Allende the unique and wonderful city that it is. Holding a place near the top of that long list must surely be the supremely talented young violin virtuoso, David Mendoza.

If music is the voice of the soul, then David is a messenger. Perhaps the one thing that sets him apart is the emotional connection he builds with the audience during his performances. His flawless technical skills draw you in, but it is his confidence, his energy, and the vibrant passion for his craft that holds you there. He gets lost in the music and invites you to join him.

Growing up in a family of musicians in Mexico City, David began playing violin when he was just 7 years old. At the age of 15 he earned a place at the prestigious National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. Performed with some of the best musicians in San Miguel and collaborated with the Grammy nominated composer Michael Hoppè who has hailed David as “a wonderfully expressive violinist … it’s quite simply one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear”.

For this concert he will be playing his own musical language through his healing music, a kind of divine canalization where you’ll feel healed, as well as his own musical arrangements of the European music from the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi who was trained at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, all this beside the very talented Liliana Gutierrez Mexican pianist, and the amazing Mexican drummer Juan José Cerdeneta. David’s music is influenced by classic composers like Mozart and Beethoven, Impressionists like Debussy, and Ravel, as well as new classics like Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass and Steve Reich, without forgetting the amazing Australian/British World Music Band Dead Can Dance led by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry as well as the alternative British Rock Band Radiohead.

If you have not had the pleasure and privilege of seeing David perform, now is your chance. He and his musical guests have a gorgeous new venue in the beautiful SMA Centro, at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Not a big city concert hall, not a large capacity theater – but an intimate outdoor venue with comfortable seating for no more than 50 people.

Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby of Hotel Casa Rosada. Ticket includes a special menu (main course and one drink) by the amazing chef Daniel Salazar. Dinner time at 6:30 pm Treat yourself and bring your friends. There may be no better way to spend an evening.

Sheila Sawyer is retired from a successful business career living in SMA.

David Mendoza presents A Mexican and South-American folk concert

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Tres Fuentes Hotel Boutique, Baeza # 7, San Miguel de Allende

Concert David Mendoza presents “A Mexican and South- American Folk Concert” Monday 25th October 2021. 5:00 p.m Tres Fuentes Hotel Boutique Baeza # 7 Centro

$600 pesos

By Donna Bryant Goertz

Several years ago, my cousin and I discovered David Mendoza playing his violin around San Miguel de Allende. He was Gil Gutierrez`s violin player, the Mexican guitar virtuoso in town. The sound was mesmerizing, magnetic, beguiling. His lyrical strains played on in my head and heart between encounters. There was something undefinable about him and his playing that wraps you with just the first piece you hear.

Varieties of music have always been an energizing passion, an irresistible motivator, an urgent catalyst in my life. So, I was thrilled to follow this young man and his fiddle as played in restaurants around town. Every time we saw him, he just got better and better.

I have been captivated and enchanted by music—and lucky in both my deliberate and random encounters—from shepherding five children through the University of Texas Junior String Project for twelve years to bouncing at rousing Police concert, from happening upon a remarkable Texas fiddler playing in the mountains of Germany, to coming upon a Classical choral group performing in a historic church outside Schwabish Hall, from Opera in Milan, Italy, to house concerts in our family homes. Yet it is David’s violin that moves me the most. His powerful energy elevates me to another frequency level.

Once my cousins Debra & Charlie and a colleague Joseph heard David at Paprika where he was joined by his talented mother. We sat at their table and felt so lucky, so thrilled and inspired by the program of the evening where he plays his original music as well as new age music from European composers, it was just one of the most memorable moments of my life. David’s playing does for me a range of what Bo Diddley and Offenbach do.

For this concert he is going to have very special guests, people who teach him his first musical steps, I am talking about his blood family. Beside his parents Patricia Díaz, Arturo Mendoza, at the voice and his brother Arturo Mendoza Jr. at the Double Bass ,as well as David´s pianist Liliana Gutierrez, they will play one of the favorite genres in the world for people - Mexican and south American folk music- who is the first kind of music David learned and made him the big musician he is today. Music from amazing famous interpreters Like “Mercedes Sosa”, “Violeta Parra” and “Silvio Rodriguez” that makes this music one of the most deep and enjoyable genres over the world. This will take place in the gorgeous garden of “Tres Fuentes Hotel Boutique” at Baeza # 7, right next to the beautiful and biggest park in San Miguel de Allende Centro “Jardin Juarez”. Tickets available at Biblioteca Publica Insurgentes # 25.

Come discover what David does for you!

Donna Bryant Goertz is Founder Austin Montessori School, Director Emeritus.

How I see the world, my work, my art. Como veo el mundo, mi trabajo, mi arte.  

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En un mundo en el que a menudo a la humanidad se le juzga por su color de piel, o la ropa que lleva puesta, o las costumbres religiosas o políticas, esto entorpece el núcleo de admirar y entender quien es la gente en si, por sus tradiciones, talentos, y valores únicos, con sus problemas cotidianos, y todo lo que conlleva ser un ser humano en la actualidad, para apreciar esto de la manera mas pura, la música y diversas artes en realidad sirven como catalizador y señuelo a la verdadera razón de ser y el verdadero existir de las almas humanas que vagan y enriquecen al mundo con su destello., mundo que por las luchas de egos se convierte en el infierno mismo para millones de habitantes, la música, el arte en si, ha sido, es y será siempre un documental, de el que pasa hoy y ahora, esa es la maravillosa labor de crear y compartir el arte. Creando una oportunidad para la gente de refleccionar, entender, perdonar, y seguir en nuestros caminos con un poco menos de peso en nuestras almas errantes. 

 

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In a world where humanity is often judged by its skin color, or the clothes it wears, or religious or political customs, this hinders the core of admiring and understanding who the people are, their traditions, talents, and unique values, with their daily problems, and all that entails being a human being today, to appreciate this in the purest way, music and diverse arts actually serve as a catalyst and lure to the the true reason for being and the true existence of the human souls that roam and enrich the world with its glimmer, a world that for egos struggles becomes hell itself for millions of inhabitants, music, art itself, has been, is and will always be a documentary, of what happens today and now, that is the wonderful work of creating and sharing art. Creating an opportunity for people to reflect, understand, forgive, and follow our paths with a little less weight in our wandering souls. This is how I feel the world, my work, my art.

 

 

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