“Adrián Montero is a young Costa Rican guitarist with enormous talent. Montero has shown not only a very high technical level, which places him as one of the most outstanding guitarists of his generation but also a great musical sensitivity, particularly with his interpretations of contemporary works.“ - Alejandro Cardona
Adrian Montero is one of the most awarded costarican guitarists, acclaimed for his artistry, musicality, and technique. He began his musical studies in 2002 at the “Conservatorio Municipal de Alajuela”. In 2006 he was accepted into the Conservatorio de Castella, where he continued his guitar studies with Professor Nuria Zúñiga, until 2008 when he started the intensive guitar program with maestro Aldo Rodríguez, concluding with the highest honors. In 2018 he finished his bachelor's degree at the National University of Costa Rica under the tutelage of teachers Jorge Luis Zamora and Pablo Ortíz, he also received master's classes with teachers such as Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Brasil Guitar Duo, Mario Ulloa, Andres Saborío, Andrew Zohn, among others. He is currently completing his master's degree in the studio of Adam Levin at the University of Rhode Island.
He is continuously active in projects to record and promote new music, especially by contemporary Costa Rican and Ibero-American composers premiering more than a dozen of solo pieces, chamber works and “Riples”, A guitar concerto by Jose Mora-Jimenz. He has given recitals in Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Mexico, United States and France.
His repertoire ranges from Baroque to the present, emphasizing contemporary Latin American music, bringing fresh programs that allow the public to discover the wide spectrum of the guitar, the popular, early music, and the contemporary. He has two records, “Azulado” with music from Costa Rican contemporary composers, and “Sonatas and Partita”, also he participates in the recording “Sueños y Sones” alongside Marco Corrales, the Latin Grammy nominated album “El ruido del Agua” and the world premiere recording of “Oche”, by the Costa Rican composer Alejandro Cardona alongside “Cuarteto Latinoamericano”, besides his solo projects he is also an avid chamber musician and founder of “Quinteto Centroamericano” (a rare string quintet of three guitars, cello, and Double Bass) and “Hashi Duo” a Piano/Guitar Duo that explores the differences and similarities between the Japanese and Latin American culture through music.