Latin American Harp Festival 2012

He is a virtuoso harpist born in Paraguay. With artisans in his home country, he designed a distinctive harp that allows him to play a variety of musical genres. He has also perfected his technique and style so that he can reproduce sounds ranging from the classical harp and classical guitar to the mandolin, the Greek bouzouki and the piano. Through his long experience as a performer and his travels across South America, North America and Europe, Lorenzo González has acquired an extensive repertoire of music, including popular, romantic, classical, Spanish flamenco, South American and Mexico folk music and Broadway melodies. Since moving to Dallas, he has played in restaurants, private clubs, country clubs and hotels in cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

When he arrived in the United States in 1969, he was invited by the Embassy of Paraguay to participate in a great concert of Latin American music before President Richard Nixon at the White House. In 2009, he took part in the World Harp Festival in Asunción. A year later, he was invited to the National Independence Concert in the Embassy of Paraguay in Costa Rica and, more recently, to Paraguay’s bicentennial celebration in Houston. Of his five albums produced with local musicians, the first bears his name; it was followed by ‘Encounter’,’ ‘With Love’, ‘Romance’ and ‘Tribute’, which includes more traditional songs of Paraguay.