Classical guitarist and educator Isaac Bustos’ performing career has taken him throughout North and Central America and Europe. He has garnered top prizes in major international competitions, including the Miami International Guitar Competition, JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, Boston GuitarFest Competition and the prestigious Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Alhambra in Valencia, Spain.
Bustos has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of New Spain, National Symphony Orchestra Nicaragua and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He has been invited to perform in prestigious festivals including the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Classical Minds Festival, Festival Internacional de Guitarra Monterrey, and Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Noreste in Mexico. In 2008, Bustos released his debut album titled Caprichos y Sonatas to acclaim by Soundboard magazine.
Committed to performing new music, Bustos has premiered compositions by numerous composers, including the 2010 premiere of a new guitar sonata commissioned and dedicated to him by renowned American composer Peter Lieuwen.
Bustos is in demand as a clinician and master class teacher. He serves on the faculty at Texas A&M University where he is head of guitar studies and artistic director of the International Guitar Symposium and Competition. He is a founding member and performs regularly with the Texas Guitar Quartet. Bustos holds degrees in guitar performance from the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Adam Holzman.