Cesar Amaro was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1948, belonging to a family with a large musical tradition. He began his guitar studies when he was eleven years old with Maestro Abel Carlevaro, with whom he continued working for perfection, while he learned Armonia and Composition at the National Conservatorium of the University in Montevideo.

He is now an active teacher, and the headmaster of the Guitar Superior Studies at the Conservatoriums of the towns of San José y Rocha (Uruguay). He has taught by Maestro Abel Carlevaro in some Master-Classes for Uruguayan teachers in 1976, 1977, 1978 y 1987. His dense artistic activity includes presentations as solo player, in guitar duo and with orchestra in several cities in Uruguay, in Buenos Aires (Colon's Theatre, San Martin's Thatre) and in Europe (Polland, Rumania, Italy, Bulgary, France, Switzerland and Spain) with great success. He has attended international festivals, as solo player and with orchestra ("Festivale Internazionale delle Nazione" in Rome (Italy), "Festival de Cinémas et Cultures de L´América Latine" in Biarritz (France); " Festival Argentina 97"; 1°y 2° Festival Internacional "Ciudad de Montevideo" in Montevideo (Uruguay)).

He also has been jury in international guitar competitions. Active arranger and composer, he created several works for guitar solo, for two guitars and for chamber orchestra. There are recordings and didactic material of his own in his edited material. Some composers have dedicated him music pieces: Mario Sagradini, (Concierto Criollo for guitar and orchestra), Diego Legrand, (Tarde Gris, tango), Abel Carlevaro, (the last book of Microestudios), Dimitri Dumitrescu (Variaciones sobre un teme de Bártok), Elizabeth González (Alternativa). He has recorded for Orfeo and Tacuabé, in Uruguay; Edimur, in Argentina; and Gemecs in Spain.

Amaro has specialized in the interpretation of the work of the paraguyayan composer Agustín Barrios, giving conferences, concertos and master-classes about his life and music in America and Europe. In 1987, he received a recognition from the Centro Guitarrístico del Uruguay (Guitar Center of Uruguay) because of his relevant musical activity. He is the Guitar Center of Uruguay's president since 1992. The Guitar Center of Uruguay was founded in 1937, and his Honor President is Maestro Abel Carlevaro. He conduces the guitar TV program "La Guitarra y sus Intérpretes" which goes every week for the whole country of Uruguay by the official channel and the National System of TV:

Some Critiques:

".. great instrumentist and excellent musician. His playing impresses for the incredible delicacy" (Raúl Nicrosi - Mundocolor- Uruguay)

"Great expressive vitality. In the baroque of Bach, the nationalism of Carlevaro and the intimate of Barrios, he seemed unreachable" (Nelson Giguens - El Día - Uruguay)

"..with an irreproachable technique he conquered the meloman auditorium, really converting the solo instrument in a true orchestra" (Silvian Georgescu-Romania Libera - Rumania)

"... a Maestro of the old spanish instrument; ... a virtuoso for who the instrument has no more secrets. César Amaro has a sovereign technique that allows him unsuspected delicacies" (Eugene Vicos - Diplomat Club - Rumania)

".... Uruguay's golden guitar" (Eliana Mitova - Noshten Trud - Bulgaria)

"... one of the maximums south American of our time" guitars (Ludmila Petra - Radio Bulgaria

Cesar Amaro