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El Mundo Boston 2018.

GERSON EGUIGUREN

Musician

Age: 23

Heritage: Ecuadoran and Colombian

 

Gerson Eguiguren is a singer and violist born in Quito, Ecuador. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he attributes his passion for arts to his mother, a Colombian dancer and his father, an Ecuadoran musician.
 

Through his young yet impressive career Gerson has performed with and for many impressive figures.  To date, he has performed for two sitting Ecuadoran presidents including former President Rafael Correa and current President Lenin Moreno.

 

He has performed with world-renowned artists including Grammy award winners Susana Baca, Milton Nascimento, and Pablo Ziegler.

 

Additionally, he has recorded with some of the most influential figures in music such as Bill Whelan, the composer responsible for Riverdance, and A.R. Rahman, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2009.

 

Gerson’s performances can be found on YouTube and boast more than 20,000,000 views.

 

Among his proudest accomplishment during his time in Boston is being asked to perform at world-renowned venues like Boston Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center and the Kresge Auditorium at MIT.

 

Gerson is also the founder and artistic director of the new vocal acapella quartet “MuZù”, a group offering workshops focused on improvisation for singers.

 

In 2016 Gerson organized the show called “Berklee for Ecuador and Japan,” a concert which featured more than 50 musicians from all over the world focused on raising disaster relief funds for victims of earthquakes in both countries.