Coming from a musical family where both classical music and rock and soul could be heard all day long, my relationship with music has been a very natural interaction since a very early age.
The sounds of Queen and Marvin Gaye that my mother would play on the stereo would melt into works of chamber music by Brahms and Mozart and the always resonating opera vocalizations from my dad's lessons. Despite such a fertile environment for music, I was never pushed or strongly encouraged towards picking up a musical instrument by my parents, instead, when preadolescence kicked in and long hours spent at the loneliness of a Buenos Aires apartment would fill my days, it was my self initiative and curiosity what made me explore my old mom's guitar.
After starting out as a self taught alternative rock guitarist as a teenager and finding my way through a few different private teachers (not always the best thing, and you need to be very lucky at finding “real ones” ), I entered the conservatory at age 15. A new path was about to open for me. Influenced by my teacher love for early music I started picking up a little bit of everything that was around there while I was also developing a taste for 80's fusion with Pat Metheny and folks alike. Folk music from my country was also a big piece of influence for me, via some close musician friends of my dad (I was always surrounded by musicians that averaged a 10 years difference with me). Perhaps this last one constituted the most significant growth as a musician and human being, at a time when I was starting to taste what life looked like out there.
By the time I finished high school I was more than convinced that music had not been a coincidence and that it was there to stay in my life. So I made the decision of pursuing a career in music and putting all my energy there. I got a degree in Jazz from the Escuela de Musica Contemporánea (Buenos Aires) and right after that I applied to five music schools in the US, finally making it to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At this point I feel like these past three years that took me to complete my degree in Classical Guitar where the catalyzers of all my prior musical experiences and I was able to, through the glass of classical music, put in perspective all my past, influences and causes of why I do what I do. Most importantly, that I must keep doing it, because it is important for me and for those I come across in life. There are way too many questions to be made, and sometimes words are just not enough. I can't say that music has given me the answers, but it has certainly given me the motives.
Nahuel Bronzini (Guitar),
Camille Mai (Voice/Piano),
Schuyler Karr (Upright Bass)