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

Eventos anteriores

Eventos anteriores

A replacement concert with David’s blood family that was gonna happen 2 years ago, and Covid19 shut down this amazing concert. If you have your ticket you can used it, if you want to get in and enjoy this amazing event with out a ticket, you can give a free donation to the musicians, just in gratitude to Mendoza’s fans that waited for this concert 2 years.

David Mendoza is praised by Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè as : “Wonderfully expressive violin, it’s quite simply…one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear”

Eventos anteriores

https://youtu.be/UdVBEhECneA

Concert David Mendoza presents “Brazilian Music Concert” Monday 11th April 2022. ST PAULS CHURCH El Cardo # 6 Centro SMA 5:30 pm $700 pesos By Leslie Kain The Mexican talent of the music David Mendoza is one of the big promises of local artists. He is the only musician in town that can share several kind of shows, playing almost every genre. Whether it’s classical, jazz, movie soundtracks, Beatles hits, tangos, New Age music, Brazilian music and more. David Mendoza always brings something new to audiences. He’s not only a virtuoso violinist; he is a professional artist, composer, performer and producer who provides vibrant, passionate, moving experiences that spark energy and emotions in every audience. Mendoza curates the playlist of each performance, gathers and rehearses top local musicians (sometimes members of his talented family) in his ensemble, to deliver polished enjoyment. He is continually expanding and enhancing his skills and repertoire, and enjoys engaging with his audiences, often explaining the historical or cultural context of the compositions he performs. Mendoza’s audiences always leave excited, uplifted and energized by his eloquent, sensuous performances, which can elicit joy and tears in his ardent followers. David began his career at the age of 6 years old, learning piano classes, composing classical variations of Beethoven and Mozart. Studying Violin at the age of 8, showing a very talented kid. In a short age he started to domain 2 of the most difficult instruments. At age of 13 years old, during his teen age energy necessities, he decided to start with a harder and powerful instrument, Drums. Who makes David’s brain as a very complete musician. Graduated from the National Conservatory of Mexico City as a composer and multi- instrumentalist, David has the knowledge to be the producer and director of all his showing projects. He was praised by the Grammy Nominee Michael Hoppè as… -Wonderfully expressive musician, it’s quite simply, one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear. Being David the new violinist on Michael’s recent recordings as well as local concerts since 2017. For this next concert David and his musicians will share one of the most well loved and difficult kind of music to play, “Brazilian music”, from composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, as well as Brazilian artists like Elis Regina, Tatiana Parra and María Rita. This beside the talented guitar player from Queretaro Felipe Muñoz, The amazing Mexican drummer Isaac Villagómez, the incredible David’s brother at the Double Bass Arturo Mendoza, the amazing pianist Ulises Bravo as well as the special guest David’s Mother Patricia Díaz. This will take place at St Paul’s Church at El Cardo # 6 Centro SMA, on its beautiful garden outdoor venue, having a beautiful indoor option in case of raining with Covid Healthy regulations. Tickets Available at Biblioteca Pública Insurgentes #25 Centro. If this is your first time with a David Mendoza’s show, believe me, you will come back for more. Leslie Kain is an Author/Novelist from Boston U.S.

Eventos anteriores

David Mendoza presents “Classic Rock Concert”

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ST Pauls Church, El Cardo # 6, San Miguel de Allende, Gto

Concert David Mendoza presents “Classic Rock Concert” St Pauls Church El Cardo #6 Monday 25th April 2022. 5:30 pm $700 pesos

By Esther Asulito The phenomenal Violinist from Mexico City has born to share his amazing talent to people, many musicians has skills in their fingers, David Mendoza has skills in his soul, as well as in his technique. His playing is really dazzling, you can tell he is a big artist on every note he is playing. His followers can feel big compromise and healing on every performance with his incredible musicians and the amazing music he arrange or compose for his shows.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of attending a David Mendoza concert will have been able to experience the balance between passion, technique and the art of letting go. He is a great violinist, drummer and pianist, an incredible composer, as well as the director of his live performance ensemble. David puts his soul into everything he creates, making each phrase, each piece his own, with the expressiveness and sensitivity that characterizes him. Apart from mastering these three instruments, he also dominates various musical styles, demonstrating his great skill as a musician. In each concert he offers something different, always interesting and impeccable, with a great intensity and diversity of colors, sensations, emotions that he transmits in each note. He has music in the Veins. His training as a classical musician is perceived in his music, bringing these nuances closer to other more modern genres, and influenced by contemporary jazz, Brazilian, French, flamenco music, rock, among others. Graduates from the National conservatory, and born in a family of musicians, he has shared music since his 7 years old.

He was praised by the Grammy Nominee Michael Hoppe as…-Wonderfully expressive violinist, it’s quite simply…One of the most wonderful sounds you can hear. David has been the violinist of Michael Hoppe for the last 5 years on album recordings as well as his local concerts. Making together the last 2 Albums of Michael “Amistad” as well as “Beneath Mexican Stars” Without any doubt, David is on of the big promises of Mexican artists.

He is offering his last concert of the season at St Pauls Episcopal Church on El Cardo #6 Centro SMA. Beside some of the most talented musicians in Mexico. This time performing one of the favorite genres of 60’s and 70’s, “Classic Rock music” playing tunes by “Led Zepellin”, “Pink Floyd”, “The Eagles”, and “The Beatles. Featuring the amazing pianist Ulises Bravo, the incredible Isaac Villagómez on Drums, The wonderful Guitar player Felipe Muñoz as well as David’s brother Arturo Mendoza on the Bass. Without forgetting the special guest Patricia Diaz, David Mendoza’s mother.

Tickets are available at Bibiloteca Pùblica Insurgentes #25 Centro SMA.

If you are not one of those who have had the pleasure of attending a David Mendoza concert, what are you waiting for to discover this wonderful musician.

Esther Asulito is a talented flute player and singer from Spain living in San Miguel de Allende.

Through Pay Pal $750 pesos each ticket

David Mendoza presents "Jazz Ensemble Concert"

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ST. Pauls Church # 6, El Cardo # 6, San Miguel de Allende Centro

Concert David Mendoza presents “ Jazz Ensemble Concert” Monday 28th March 2022. ST PAULS CHURCH El Cardo # 6, Centro SMA 4:30 p.m. $700 pesos   by Kim Monroe   The amazing violinist David Mendoza is one of the great promises of Mexican performers in this country , he is by far the only musician in town that can play almost every genre with his group of musicians, he understands music so well, being a composer and multi-instrumentalist as well as director of his ensembles, he knows how to play as good as the original genre creators. He was born in a musicians family, hearing opera and classic music they inspired David to become a performer as well as a great Composer.   David has been praised by the Grammy nominee Michael Hoppé as… “Woderfully expressive violin playing, it’s quite simply…One of the most beautiful sounds you can hear”. David Mendoza got Michael Hoppe’s acceptance since 2017 when they started to make recordings together, David collaborated in “Amistad” Album(2018) and “Beneath Mexican Stars” (2021). Being Michael’s violinist at live performances since then.   David has collaborated with many of the best musicians in Mexico City as well as in San Migue, like Gil Gutierrez the amazing guitar player, Gabriel Hernandez the amazing Cuban jazz pianist, Aaron Cruz de great Bass Player from Mexico City and more.   For the next concert David Mendoza will perform one of his favorite projects, “Jazz Ensemble Concert” one of his most ambitious projects, playing the most interesting jazz from the american legend and Grammy winner “Pat Metheny” as well as compositions from Pat Metheny’s disciples like Mike Moreno and Gilad Hekselman, as well as music from the amazing composer Aaron Parks. This will close the show with a big ending playing for the second time one of the most impressive David’s own compositions; “Healing Dance” . An amazing piece that shows the entire soul of his music, dedicating it to his own story, being a Mexican with low opportunities in this country as an artist, being an abused child, as well as dedicating the tune to the pandemic situation. This beside Mexican talent like the amazing Guitar player Felipe Muñoz, the great drummer Isaac Villagómez, the exquisit pianist Ulises Bravo, the expressive Alberto Robledo on Saxophone, the wonderful Double Bass player Arturo Mendoza (David’s brother) as well as the talented Esther Asulito on the Flute and voice from Spain.   This will take place at the outdoor venue at the Jardín on St.Paul’s Church (Offering their beautiful church in case of raining) respecting a social distancing with Covid regulations. Tickets available at Biblioteca Pública Insurgentes #25 Centro, SM. David’s performances are very special, evocative, bringing so much joy to people, his music expresses emotions across the spectrum, a complete spiritual experience, transporting your soul in a magical journey through every note he express. If this is your first time with David’s music, you will return for more.   Kim Monroe is a world traveler and music aficionada living in SMA.  

$750 pesos each ticket through PayPal

David Mendoza presents

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

Concert and Dinner David Mendoza presents a French Music Concert Sunday 13th March 2022. Tres Fuentes Hotel Baeza # 7 SMA Centro Concert 4:30 p.m. $750 +
Dinner (Optional ) 6:00 p.m $950

by Joye Moon

The phenomenal young violinist, composer and multi-instrumentalist David Mendoza has been playing around Mexico and Canada with some of the best young performers of his generation as well as some of the most experimented musicians, being the old school musicians, and the new age composers and performers part of his inspiration to make every concert he offer around town.

David began playing his violin on the streets of San Miguel years ago and it didn’t take long before other musicians noticed his expertise and passion in his work. He was invited quickly to join some of the best musicians in town, he shared stage with Gil Gutierre band and Gabriel Hernandez for 3 years. Now David is the local violinist of Grammy Nominee Michael Hoppè, as well as one of his favorite performers in every album he makes since 2017. Michael Hoppè praised David as; “Wonderfully expresive violin playing..It’s quite simply, one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear.”

David challenges himself with each concert he presents. You will enjoy different music genres with each concert which sets him aside from other performers. He is definitely the only musician in town that can play all genres, genres that he likes at least, between Classic music, Jazz, Rock, Hungarian music, Flamenco, Post rock music, Progressive rock and more. His violin influences are between Jean-Luc Ponty, Robby Lakatos and Fiona Monbet. David is a composer too and the director of every band he choose to play in every concert, this makes him a very skilled and complete musician, that offer very impressive and open heart experiences.

Music starts at 4:30 p.m and includes some of the most gorgeous traditional French waltzes, French classics as well as contemporary French music by Yann Tiersen the talented multi-instrumentalist and composer. This beside the talented French Accordion player Guillaume Pascual, Amazing drummer Isaac Villagómez, and the awesome David’s brother at the Double Bass Arturo Mendoza. If you have a chance to take in one of his concerts, for sure, you will be back for more!

This special evening will share a special (optional) dinner after the concert at 6:00 p.m that includes a three course dinner and one glass of wine. You can choose to see only the concert or enjoy a delicious dinner after it.

This will take place in the new gorgeous outdoor venue David Mendoza has for his performances, Tres Fuentes Hotel boutique in Baeza # 7, located just beside the big beautiful Parque Benito Juárez in San Miguel de Allende Downtown.

This will make a very memorable night in your life visiting or living in San Miguel de Allende, the heart of México.

Joey Moon is a professional artist from Wisconsin U.S.

Concert & Dinner

David Mendoza presents “Motion Picture Soundtracks concert” Monday 28th February 2022. Hotel Tres Fuentes Baeza # 7 Centro SMA Concert 4:30 pm $700 pesos + Dinner 6:00 pm $750 pesos

By Fil Formicola

Many people has been fortunate enough to see this incredibly talented young man playing the violin in one or two of his many on-stage performances. His violin playing has the peculiarity to touch the heart of his followers, affecting internally the soul of every listener. Is not a surprise finding yourself crying because of his deeply touching playing, more than any other player in town. The synchronicity between David and his Violin is just staggering.

He is maybe the only player in town that can play almost every genre, between Classic to Jazz, Rock, Pop, folk and contemporary music. Many people around over the world just come to see David perform his amazing violin. He also is a composer as well as the music director of every project in which he is involved. Many people is very fascinated about his growing career through the years in San Miguel, always setting challenges and overcoming. Having him in San Miguel as his main location is a gift to San Miguel Community.

As he progresses to the far edges of the musical universe, along with his disciplined confidence and creative freedom, touching even more deeply to people. Praised by the excellent English composer and Grammy nominee Michael Hoppé as..-“Wonderfully expressive violin playing..it’s quite simply…One of the most beautiful sounds you can hear”.

If you are lucky enough to witness a David Mendoza performance, “With David at the helm of his inner and outer instrument, the strings of his Violin will most certainly touch the strings of your heart.”

For this next concert he will share one of the genres he knows to play better “Motion Picture soundtracks”. Playing soundtracks between Schindler’s list to Star Wars, Harry Potter, Titanic and more.

This beside the great mexican pianist Liliana Gutierrez, the amazing drummer Isaac Villagómez, as well as the talented David’s brother Arturo Mendoza at the Double bass.

Music starts at 4:30 and includes some of the most famous as well as the most emotional movie music ever gritten for the best composers, played by the most talented young musician in town.

This special evening will share a special (optional) dinner after the concert at 6:00 p.m that includes a three course dinner and one glass of wine. You can choose to see only the concert or enjoy a delicious dinner after it..

This will take place in the new gorgeous outdoor venue David Mendoza has for his performances, Tres Fuentes Hotel boutique in Baeza # 7, located just beside the big beautiful Parque Benito Juárez in San Miguel de Allende Downtown.

This will make a very memorable night in your life visiting or living in San Miguel de Allende, the heart of México.

Fil Formicola is a great jazz singer living in San Miguel de Allende .

Through Pay Pal $750 each concert Ticket. $800 pesos each dinner ticket

Concert & Dinner David Mendoza presents “A Romantic Concert” Monday 14th February 2022. Tres Fuentes Hotel Baeza # 7 Centro SMA 4:30 pm $750 pesos concert + $750 pesos dinner

by Linda Carlson

The amazing mexican violin player David Mendoza is a San Miguel de Allende treasure, he is a very well loved musician in San Miguel since 2015 he started playing with the virtuoso of the guitar Gil Gutierrez. David’s talent usually exceeds the expectations of people who listen him for the first time, The emotion that he exudes when he plays each note makes people vibrate and makes them feel on another level, Or in his own words, -“ Music is an eternal meditation, A profound healing in which dreams can be born, that will create a better reality”.

He is the only musician in town that can play almost every genre, between classic music, tangos, south-american folk music, flamenco, jazz, rock, new age,modern music and more. He understands music very well, being a composer and multi-instrumentalist he knows how to direct his musicians to make a very unique show for his crowd. David has been praised by one of the best composers of the last century Michael Hoppè as “Wonderfully expressive violin playing…It’s quite simple…one of the most wonderful sounds you can hear”.

For his next concert he and his musicians will share “A romantic music concert”. Playing some of people’s favorite genres, American Romantic Classics of Frank Sinatra, new age love tunes of the great Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi as well as famous Mexican love songs. This beside the talented Mexican pianist Ulises Bravo, the amazing Mexican drummer Isaac Villagómez, David’s brother Arturo Mendoza on the Double Bass as well as special singer guests: Fil Formicola from New Jersey, David’s mother Patricia Díaz, and his father Ignacio Arturo Mendoza.

People use to bring his guests as an A list of entretainers in San Miguel de Allende, and they always leave mesmerized by this true prodigy. His music leaves people in a state of euphoria, each performance filled with love and so much raw talent that it’s an overwhelming privilege to be invited to these beautiful venue listening to this master of the violin. San Miguel de Allende is a true musical arts community and David is not to be missed, so if you are visiting for the first time or you are blessed to live here, please treat yourself to an evening of pure musical appreciation and delicious food.

This will take place in the beautiful garden of “ Tres Fuentes Hotel boutique” at Baeza # 7 Centro SMA, at the back of the gorgeous Parque Benito Juárez. An intimate outdoor venue with comfortable seating for no more than 100 people.

Tickets are available on Biblioteca pública Insurgentes # 25 Centro SMA as well as in the Lobby of Tres Fuentes Hotel. You can choose to see only the concert or join us for the dinner as well.

Linda Carlson is a retired Living in SMA.

The price through paypal is $800 pesos each Concert Ticket + $800 pesos per Dinner Ticket. (optional) Dinner includes a Three course meal and one glass of wine. Music includes Romantic Frank Sinatra tunes, jazz love themes and Italian love music.

David Mendoza presents "The Beatles Tribute"

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

Concert David Mendoza presents “ The Beatles Tribute “ Monday 31st January 2022. Tres Fuentes Hotel Baeza # 7 Centro SMA 4:30 pm $700 pesos By Hal Moore

The incredible violin player and multi-instrumentalist David Mendoza is a San Miguel de Allende’s treasure, a musician that can impress you with just a few notes, just with his stage presence you can tell he knows what music really can do for an spectator, but more than that, he is a musician that can make you weep with his art.

David Mendoza played in several venues since 2015 from Mexico to Canada, David’s passion for music is clearly apparent as he plays. He is accomplished, very personable, and connects with individuals in a personalized way. Everyone present is moved by his music when he plays a live.

If one wants an enjoyable evening with family and friends, having David play will add an extra dimension to an special moment. David’s playing even made feel strong feelings to all kind of people, often individuals with disabilities have a unique way of appreciating the arts, perhaps sums David’s music up best in them saying… “His music fills the heart with love.” Or like Percy Bysshe Shelley says in his book To A Skylark…”profuse strains of unpremeditated art”

David also has been praised from many of the best musicians in town, like the Grammy nominee Michael Hoppé says…”Wonderfully expressive violin playing…it’s quite simple … one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear”

Beginning his career as a very young age, he had the need to learn and practice numerous instruments, as well as many genres, like Rock, Jazz, Classic music, New age and more. Being a composer as well as a multi-instrumentalist and a producer of his own music, this makes him a unique artist in the stage as well as in every recording he makes, he definitely is one of the best musicians in town, his musical domain that offers new music genres as well as traditional, played with complete passion and true energy, turns him in to an attraction you can not miss if you are in San Miguel.

For this next concert David will present a new project for his ensemble… The Beatles Tribute, one of the bands and genres that influenced David the most in his career, as a composer as well as a performer, this beside the great Mexican pianist Liliana Gutierrez, his talented brother Arturo Mendoza on the Double Bass, as well as the amazing Mexican drummer Isaac Villagómez. He and his musical guests have a gorgeous new venue in the beautiful SMA. Centro, at the beautiful jardín of Tres Fuentes Hotel on Baeza # 7, at the Back of the gorgeous Parque Benito Juárez. An intimate outdoor venue with comfortable seating for no more than 100 people. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby of Tres Fuentes Hotel.

Hal Moore is a Retired Healthc

Concert David Mendoza presents “A Journey to France & Argentina” Monday 17th January 2022 Hotel Tres Fuentes Baeza # 7 Centro SMA 4:30 pm $700 pesos By Kate Greenaway

The phenomenal violín player David Mendoza arrived to San Miguel de Allende 6 Years ago as a street performer. He gave everything from his heart, the most wonderful sounds to the Principal Square in San Miguel de Allende. Powerful, bright tunes with love that caught the attention of all people walking around.

In these days of true sadness, to perform art is one of the many important things to do. Music has the power to transmute and transform blue feelings into pure positive thinking of joy and reconciliation. David has one of the most wonderful gifts to give people emotional joy, feel naturally involved and sing alongside with his personal artistic touch of interpretation of repertoires in every and each concert, he provides this good vibes feeling that all we need.

David become one of the favorite musicians for the community in San Miguel, he is not far to be one of the best interpreter musicians around over America. People always says about him..Oh, you’re going to love him – “David is on my ‘A’ list for San Miguel entertainment – I bring ALL my visitors.”

He used to play with the virtuoso from the guitar Gil Gutierrez, his intensity and sheer talent had the audience riveted since 2015 that he arrived here in San Miguel. Without music and from somewhere behind his closed eyes, his violin literally erupted. He stole the show and our hearts in one fell swoop.

David’s music transports the listener from chaotic angst through catharsis to a healing tenderness and occasionally even playfulness. As he matures as an artist/composer, his music only gets better. His listeners celebrate the unleashing of his creative genius in both writing and performing. To be part of David’s journey is nothing short of a privilege. Praised by the Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè as -David’s Wonderfully expressive violin playing is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear-.

A big star of the Music is living now in San Miguel de Allende. For this concert he will share two of the genres he knows better to play, French and Argentinian music, playing some of the most famous Tangos, French Waltzes and more. All this beside the amazing French Accordionist Camille Garcia, the great Mexican pianist Liliana Gutiérrez as well as his talented brother Arturo Mendoza on the Double Bass. He and his musical guests have a gorgeous new venue in the beautiful SMA Centro, at the beautiful jardín of Tres Fuentes Hotel on Baeza # 7 at the Back of the gorgeous Parque Benito Juárez. An intimate outdoor venue with comfortable seating for no more than 100 people. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby of Hotel Tres Fuentes.

Kate Greenaway is a Canadian retired living in San Miguel de Allende.

$750 pesos each ticket

David Mendoza presents Christmas Concert

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

Concert David Mendoza presents “Christmas concert “ December 20th, 2021 Tres Fuentes Hotel Baeza #7 5:00 pm $650 pesos By Rondi Jones

The violin phenomenon David Mendoza who is one of the favorite musicians of the San Miguel de Allende U.S and Canada Community since 2015, will sharing a special Christmas concert at Tres Fuentes Hotel Baeza # 7 Centro, Presenting a Traditional Christmas Carols and Classic music repertoire with the great Mexican pianist Liliana Gutierrez, his blood family Patricia Díaz Soprano, Baritone Arturo Mendoza as well as Arturo Mendoza Jr. at Double Bass.

David’s way of playing it’s quite simply a new and profound way of expression on México during the last 7 years. His versatility is a thing that no one in town can do, dominating a range between Hungarian violin style and New classics and Jazz performances are making David as one of the preferences of the SMA community, without forgetting his expressive melodic lines of sound that literally make his crowd cry of joy and love in each concert he presents, playing and loving music like his last minute of living. In San Miguel people are used to listen fascinated by surroundings, humming birds engaged in aerial combat feeding, deep blue sky punctuated by a passing flock of egrets, the ebbing of the sun on the trees and the sublime sound of David Mendoza and his talent through magical violin music that he shared every morning during his first years in SM infront of the Parroquia. Moments of serenity often pass by hectic lives, yet in the small courtyard was peace and wonder when he played, the gift of skill from a young virtuoso, blessed with the ability to transform a simple afternoon into an abiding memory. David’s diversity and expertise come from a childhood love of music and a family deeply rooted in traditional and classical music. Like words, music matters. It is our heartbeat, the sounds that define our lives and David’s music, both popular and of his own creation leave a deep sense of the universal sublime."
Beginning his career at the age of 6 years old as a natural expressive player, and grown up in a musician’s family, his sensibility became quickly as a pure melodic player. David´s unique musicality born in many ways, hearing and stimulating his ears and soul with huge Bach compositions at the age of 5 years old as his favorite music to enjoy, learning many years as self-taught piano classic music, taking violin lessons at a very short age, he understood his very own way to compose and to perform in big crowds in a very simple way of expression.

Praised by the Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè as -David’s Wonderfully expressive violin playing is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear-. Everything mentioned makes this a Christmas concert you cannot miss. Concert tickets available Biblioteca Pública as well as Lobby Bar of Tres Fuentes Hotel.

Rondi Jones is a retired interior designer living in SMA.

David Mendoza presents World Music Concert

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Tres Fuentes Hotel, Baeza # 7 Centro, San Miguel de Allende Gto Mexico

Concert David Mendoza presents “World music Concert” Monday 13th December 2021 5:00 pm Tres Fuentes Hotel Baeza # 7 $ 650 Pesos By Alberto Robledo Cervantes

Without a doubt David Mendoza is a great promise of music, multi-instrumentalist and better known as an incredible violinist who lives in San Miguel de Allende. Beyond his understanding of music, David Mendoza understands the feelings. He knows how to reach them with a violin lunge, with notes placed in the places his heart asks. Listening to it is healing. Every note he plays tells you a story and they reveal a truth that is hidden from many, denied by others: that the beauty of the simple is what we need to heal this wounded world, eager for music and color. David is a musician with all his lyrics, thirsty to discover the secrets of music that makes him vibrate to transmit it to people; a musician who seeks to grow and touch the sky with the people he plays for, with his friends. David knows that music is a shared path. Or as Grammy nominee Michael Hoppe describes him, as “wonderfully expressive violinist, one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear”

For this concert he will be playing his own musical language through his healing original music, a kind of divine channeled meditation through his trasendental music 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 jardín of Hotel Tres Fuentes on Baeza # 7 at the Back of the gorgeous Parque Benito Juárez. Not a big city concert hall– but an intimate outdoor venue with comfortable seating for no more than 100 people. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby of Hotel Tres Fuentes.

Treat yourself and bring your friends. There may be no better way to spend an evening.

Alberto Robledo Cervantes is one of te most talent Clarinet and Saxophone players in town.

David Mendoza presents a Motion picture soundtracks concert

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

Concert and Dinner David Mendoza presents “A motion picture soundtracks concert”. Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Reception 4:00 p.m. Concert 5:00p.m Dinner 6:30p.m Casa Rosada Hotel. Cuna de Allende #12 Centro. $600 pesos.

By: Magaly Martínez D.

I met this marvelous artist about a year ago, while he was playing the violin and I really got surprised about the wonderful things that I was listening and all the emotions I was feeling, and I’ve always been attached to music, but living the experience to hear David play the violin has been the most sensational sensations, it’s not only the pleasure to hear every single note, it’s the passion David shows in every show, every time I hear him play it feels like the very first time and I shudder but I always discover something different.

Definitely David Mendoza is one of the most talented humans I’ve ever met, it’s a huge honor to be able to enjoy the talent, passion, and the creativity he has. It’s amazing to feel the music in a different way. It’s great to have this kind of Mexican talents near us. When he performs you can tell the big commitment he has with the music, with his projects. Every genre he plays it shows the big effort that he has made over the years in his musical career, which will surely continue to grow thanks to that perseverance and love he has for music. We must continue being part of that support that he needs, be part of this growth… in each concert, each presentation, so that the marvelous talent that he has can continue to reach new ears and hearts over the world.

He has the power to wrap you with bright atmospheres of love with each note he makes with his violin, that sometimes turn into tears of joy, is just the big passion he has to perform his gorgeous music, or like Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè says about him: -Wonderfully expressive violin. Quite simply…One of the most beautiful sounds you can hear-.

I’m glad that I can see him live and enjoy a beautiful night with delightful music, a great conversation and the one of most delicious dinner in San Miguel. It’s an experience you will not regret!

For his next concert he will be sharing Motion picture soundtracks from classic movies like “Cinema Paradiso” by the Grammy winner Ennio Morricone, “Interstellar” from the Oscar winner Hans Zimmer as well as “Titanic” by Oscar winner James Horner and more. Beside the very talented Mexican pianist “Liliana Gutierrez”.

This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby Hotel Casa Rosada. Ticket includes a gourmet dinner (a main course and one drink) by the amazing Chef Carlos Daniel Salazar. Dinner time at 6:30 pm

Magaly Martinez D. is an artist from Celaya Gto.

David Mendoza presents a Motion Picture soundtracks concert

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

Concert and Dinner David Mendoza presents “A motion picture soundtracks concert”. Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Reception 4:00 p.m. Concert 5:00p.m Dinner 6:30p.m Casa Rosada Hotel. Cuna de Allende #12 Centro. $600 pesos.

By: Magaly Martínez D.

I met this marvelous artist about a year ago, while he was playing the violin and I really got surprised about the wonderful things that I was listening and all the emotions I was feeling, and I’ve always been attached to music, but living the experience to hear David play the violin has been the most sensational sensations, it’s not only the pleasure to hear every single note, it’s the passion David shows in every show, every time I hear him play it feels like the very first time and I shudder but I always discover something different.

Definitely David Mendoza is one of the most talented humans I’ve ever met, it’s a huge honor to be able to enjoy the talent, passion, and the creativity he has. It’s amazing to feel the music in a different way. It’s great to have this kind of Mexican talents near us. When he performs you can tell the big commitment he has with the music, with his projects. Every genre he plays it shows the big effort that he has made over the years in his musical career, which will surely continue to grow thanks to that perseverance and love he has for music. We must continue being part of that support that he needs, be part of this growth… in each concert, each presentation, so that the marvelous talent that he has can continue to reach new ears and hearts over the world.

He has the power to wrap you with bright atmospheres of love with each note he makes with his violin, that sometimes turn into tears of joy, is just the big passion he has to perform his gorgeous music, or like Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè says about him: -Wonderfully expressive violin. Quite simply…One of the most beautiful sounds you can hear-.

I’m glad that I can see him live and enjoy a beautiful night with delightful music, a great conversation and the one of most delicious dinner in San Miguel. It’s an experience you will not regret!

For his next concert he will be sharing Motion picture soundtracks from classic movies like “Cinema Paradiso” by the Grammy winner Ennio Morricone, “Interstellar” from the Oscar winner Hans Zimmer as well as “Titanic” by Oscar winner James Horner and more. Beside the very talented Mexican pianist “Liliana Gutierrez”.

This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby Hotel Casa Rosada. Ticket includes a gourmet dinner (a main course and one drink) by the amazing Chef Carlos Daniel Salazar. Dinner time at 6:30 pm

Magaly Martinez D. is an artist from Celaya Gto.

David Mendoza presents a Tango Concert

Casa Rosada Hotel, Cuna de Allende 12, San Miguel de Allende

Concert & Dinner David Mendoza presents “A tango Concert” Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th November 2021.

Concert 5:00 p.m Dinner 6:30 p.m

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

By Christian Allen

When I met David Mendoza, I was captivated by the amazing art and passion he gives and share with everyone who wants to listen, appreciate, and stand for an art so original and gorgeous itself. Seeing the overflowing talent of a person who loves music touches the spirit, transforms your energy, and turns it into brilliant colors, in unique sensations and fills you with emotions that you can’t describe, but surely you can feel, and it undoubtedly heals you, in some way your heart recognizes the sound and with your eyes closed it takes you to beautiful landscapes that you can only imagine, magical and mistic places.

David Mendoza surrenders to his passion and everything in front of, below and around his vibe disappears. He connects to the Universe along with his music and transforms the energy of the world. In these times when what we see, hear and feel is pain, music, his music will always be a medicine for the soul. A caress to the senses. In every genre he plays you can really feel de soul of the melody; and I must say, not all musicians can do this for you, only a few real artists can wrap you into the soul of the music… For a moment I was speechless, then I start thinking about what I dream of and then, to very finale of the concert I felt so much happiness and an energy I can’t describe, you just have the need to thank him for this amazing gift he just gave to you in his wonderful and captivating performance. I lived a magical night in the heart of Mexico thanks to his art and his talent and to close with a flourish this magical night, the Casa Rosada Hotel offers you a delicious dinner with the Mexican and very talented Daniel Salazar. I absolutely want to repeat this experience! Go and live it yourself !

David expresses his music like a bird singing, with a natural way, that heals every person in contact with his vivid melodies. With simple melodies, romantic chords, expressive rhythm and profound musical colors through his artistic performances. Or like the Grammy nominee says… -Wonderfully expressive violin... Simply, one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear.

For this beautiful concert he will share a musical genre that he knows the most… Tangos! Beside the Mexican talent Liliana Gutierrez at the piano, the incredible French accordionist Camille García as well as the great drummer Juan José Cerdeneta; This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA, and at the Lobby of Casa Rosada Hotel.

Christian Allen is a Journalist in Celaya Guanajuato.

David Mendoza presents a Tango Concert

Casa Rosada Hotel, Cuna de Allende # 12, San Miguel de Allende

Concert & Dinner David Mendoza presents “A tango Concert” Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th November 2021.

Concert 5:00 p.m Dinner 6:30 p.m

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

By Christian Allen

When I met David Mendoza, I was captivated by the amazing art and passion he gives and share with everyone who wants to listen, appreciate, and stand for an art so original and gorgeous itself. Seeing the overflowing talent of a person who loves music touches the spirit, transforms your energy, and turns it into brilliant colors, in unique sensations and fills you with emotions that you can’t describe, but surely you can feel, and it undoubtedly heals you, in some way your heart recognizes the sound and with your eyes closed it takes you to beautiful landscapes that you can only imagine, magical and mistic places.

David Mendoza surrenders to his passion and everything in front of, below and around his vibe disappears. He connects to the Universe along with his music and transforms the energy of the world. In these times when what we see, hear and feel is pain, music, his music will always be a medicine for the soul. A caress to the senses. In every genre he plays you can really feel de soul of the melody; and I must say, not all musicians can do this for you, only a few real artists can wrap you into the soul of the music… For a moment I was speechless, then I start thinking about what I dream of and then, to very finale of the concert I felt so much happiness and an energy I can’t describe, you just have the need to thank him for this amazing gift he just gave to you in his wonderful and captivating performance. I lived a magical night in the heart of Mexico thanks to his art and his talent and to close with a flourish this magical night, the Casa Rosada Hotel offers you a delicious dinner with the Mexican and very talented Daniel Salazar. I absolutely want to repeat this experience! Go and live it yourself !

David expresses his music like a bird singing, with a natural way, that heals every person in contact with his vivid melodies. With simple melodies, romantic chords, expressive rhythm and profound musical colors through his artistic performances. Or like the Grammy nominee says… -Wonderfully expressive violin... Simply, one of the most beautiful sounds you can hear.

For this beautiful concert he will share a musical genre that he knows the most… Tangos! Beside the Mexican talent Liliana Gutierrez at the piano, the incredible French accordionist Camille García as well as the great drummer Juan José Cerdeneta; This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA, and at the Lobby of Casa Rosada Hotel.

Christian Allen is a Journalist in Celaya Guanajuato.

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.

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 -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.

Concert and Dinner David Mendoza presents “A Motion Picture Soundtracks Concert”. Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th October 2021. 5:00 p.m Casa Rosada Hotel. Cuna de Allende #12 Centro. $700 pesos.

By Helen Boehning

When I first encountered David Mendoza was about 4 years ago when I took my visiting friends to “Bistro Mi Casa” for the wonderful Gil Gutierrez band, where he was his violin player and we all 3 were like “WOW! who is that fantastic Violinist?!” We met his talent and I have been following David Mendoza ever since - at various places, I got surprised he is also an excellent percussionist, pianist and a wonderful composer; it is a complete journey to feel the colors and sensations that his music projects. I have heard him play a lot of his original compositions and I felt tears in my eyes every time I hear them live, it’s also a complete experience of love in every note he makes. I barely have words to describe how talented this man is, when he is performing the room fills up with so many emotions, like joy, happiness, love, and many more, sometimes indescribable; I’ve seen him sharing the stage with many talented musicians and it’s just magical how the music intensifies it’s feeling. Definitely he increases the sound of every band he plays in. I have bought his first album “Birds fly in” and I loved it! And his new album “Love in times of war” it’s just terrific!

No one else plays violin like him and definitely no one else in San Miguel de Allende plays the music he chooses for his concerts. His musical influences go from New Classics like Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone to Rock like Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Sigur-Ros and King Crimson, as well as Contemporary Jazz like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Ben Wendel, Tigran Hamasyan or minimal music like Steve Reich and Philip Glass and some gypsy violin players like Stephan Grappelli and Roby Lakatos. He thinks like an Absolut musician, thinking like a composer, director and performer at the same time. Or like the Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè says “Wonderfully expressive violin playing is…quite simply one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear”

For his next concert he will be sharing Motion picture soundtracks from classic movies like “Cinema Paradiso” by the Grammy winner Ennio Morricone, “Interstellar” from the Grammy winner Hans Zimmer as well as “Titanic” by Grammy winner James Horner. Beside the very talented “Liliana Gutierrez” Mexican pianist.

This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel” in Cuna de Allende # 12. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby 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

“Helen Boehning” is a Computer programmer from Dallas, Texas Living in San Miguel de Allende.

Concert and Dinner David Mendoza presents “A Motion Picture Soundtracks Concert”. Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th October 2021. 5:00 p.m Casa Rosada Hotel. Cuna de Allende #12 Centro. $700 pesos.

By Helen Boehning

When I first encountered David Mendoza was about 4 years ago when I took my visiting friends to “Bistro Mi Casa” for the wonderful Gil Gutierrez band, where he was his violin player and we all 3 were like “WOW! who is that fantastic Violinist?!” We met his talent and I have been following David Mendoza ever since - at various places, I got surprised he is also an excellent percussionist, pianist and a wonderful composer; it is a complete journey to feel the colors and sensations that his music projects. I have heard him play a lot of his original compositions and I felt tears in my eyes every time I hear them live, it’s also a complete experience of love in every note he makes. I barely have words to describe how talented this man is, when he is performing the room fills up with so many emotions, like joy, happiness, love, and many more, sometimes indescribable; I’ve seen him sharing the stage with many talented musicians and it’s just magical how the music intensifies it’s feeling. Definitely he increases the sound of every band he plays in. I have bought his first album “Birds fly in” and I loved it! And his new album “Love in times of war” it’s just terrific!

No one else plays violin like him and definitely no one else in San Miguel de Allende plays the music he chooses for his concerts. His musical influences go from New Classics like Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone to Rock like Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Sigur-Ros and King Crimson, as well as Contemporary Jazz like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Ben Wendel, Tigran Hamasyan or minimal music like Steve Reich and Philip Glass and some gypsy violin players like Stephan Grappelli and Roby Lakatos. He thinks like an Absolut musician, thinking like a composer, director and performer at the same time. Or like the Grammy nominee Michael Hoppè says “Wonderfully expressive violin playing is…quite simply one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear”

For his next concert he will be sharing Motion picture soundtracks from classic movies like “Cinema Paradiso” by the Grammy winner Ennio Morricone, “Interstellar” from the Grammy winner Hans Zimmer as well as “Titanic” by Grammy winner James Horner. Beside the very talented “Liliana Gutierrez” Mexican pianist.

This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel” in Cuna de Allende # 12. Tickets are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA as well as in the Lobby 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

“Helen Boehning” is a Computer programmer from Dallas, Texas Living in San Miguel de Allende.

David Mendoza presents a Tango Concert

Hotel Casa Rosada, Cuna de Allende # 21, San Miguel de Allende

By: Ana Maycotte

David Mendoza is an extremely talented human being, not only because of his extraordinary musical talent, but because of that love and intensity that he projects with his musical performance. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the sweet and vibrant music he makes, full of soft and energetic melodies, strong chords and enveloping rhythms that fills the soul with found emotions, that puts you in another world. Many of us cannot help crying between the marvelous pieces, getting excited like children and feeling our soul dance. Definitely an amazing, diverse and unique show that leaves every space and every corner vibrating by his marvelous talent. David Mendoza is a being that harbors such indescribable majesty that it is impossible not to notice it when he is on stage, you can perceive that he is in his element, like a bird in the air; he shares with you all his love and passion for everything he does… that apart from playing the violin wonderfully, he is an expressive on the piano and an intense on drums and a great creator as a composer; creativity, love, passion and intensity are what defines him as an artist, as honest as he is dedicated.

There is a truly unique gift on David, a very special one. A single man composing, playing the violin, piano, percussion and singing beautiful melodies for the same song is something that makes him understand music like no other and perform like just a few musicians in the world can do, likewise, seeing him share the stage with talented musicians and listening to his fusion of talents makes you shudder and get excited in a different way...

David has the peculiarity that, although you can perceive the complexity in his musical interpretation, he makes you feel the desire to take up the violin and run that bow as smoothly and delicately as only he knows how to do it. Clearly being in the presence of such a wonderful artist makes you see the world in a different way, at least for those moments ... if you already had the experience of listening to him, I'm sorry, there is no going back, you have only left the need to listen to artists as incredible as David Mendoza; and if you haven’t, you must, I promise you, you will not regret!

For his next concert he will share a musical genre that he knows the most… Tangos! Beside the Mexican talent Liliana Gutierrez at the piano, and the incredible French accordionist Camille García; This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Ticket are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA.

Ana Maycotte is a Painter and Psychologist living in San Miguel de Allende.

David Mendoza presents a Tango Concert

Hotel Casa Rosada, Cuna de Allende # 12, San Miguel de Allende

By: Ana Maycotte

David Mendoza is an extremely talented human being, not only because of his extraordinary musical talent, but because of that love and intensity that he projects with his musical performance. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the sweet and vibrant music he makes, full of soft and energetic melodies, strong chords and enveloping rhythms that fills the soul with found emotions, that puts you in another world. Many of us cannot help crying between the marvelous pieces, getting excited like children and feeling our soul dance. Definitely an amazing, diverse and unique show that leaves every space and every corner vibrating by his marvelous talent. David Mendoza is a being that harbors such indescribable majesty that it is impossible not to notice it when he is on stage, you can perceive that he is in his element, like a bird in the air; he shares with you all his love and passion for everything he does… that apart from playing the violin wonderfully, he is an expressive on the piano and an intense on drums and a great creator as a composer; creativity, love, passion and intensity are what defines him as an artist, as honest as he is dedicated.

There is a truly unique gift on David, a very special one. A single man composing, playing the violin, piano, percussion and singing beautiful melodies for the same song is something that makes him understand music like no other and perform like just a few musicians in the world can do, likewise, seeing him share the stage with talented musicians and listening to his fusion of talents makes you shudder and get excited in a different way...

David has the peculiarity that, although you can perceive the complexity in his musical interpretation, he makes you feel the desire to take up the violin and run that bow as smoothly and delicately as only he knows how to do it. Clearly being in the presence of such a wonderful artist makes you see the world in a different way, at least for those moments ... if you already had the experience of listening to him, I'm sorry, there is no going back, you have only left the need to listen to artists as incredible as David Mendoza; and if you haven’t, you must, I promise you, you will not regret!

For his next concert he will share a musical genre that he knows the most… Tangos! Beside the Mexican talent Liliana Gutierrez at the piano, and the incredible French accordionist Camille García; This will take place at the beautiful patio in the important architectonic piece of San Miguel de Allende “Casa Rosada Hotel”. Ticket are available on Biblioteca Publica, Insurgentes #25, Centro, SMA.

Ana Maycotte is a Painter and Psychologist living in San Miguel de Allende.

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

                                                                                                                   (Español)

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. 

 

                                                                                                                     (English)   

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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