Guillermo García is a tango musician, dancer and engineer from Argentina. He has been teaching tango dance in the Bay Area since 2001, and his weekly San Francisco milonga class has been running since 2007. He was part of the dance cast in the show Tango Fatal (2011), directed by Forever Tango lead Jorge Torres. In 2018 he taught –in collaboration with his partner Hande Yildiz– the Spring Quarter tango program at Stanford University as well as two Berkeley class series on the different rhythmic forms of Argentine tango.

Guillermo started playing guitar at age ten, learning from tango guitarists in Argentina and later undergoing classical guitar training. In 1996 he settled in California and co-founded band Flor de Tango, with whom he performed until 2000 and recorded an album at CCRMA, Stanford University. He then prompted the creation of Trio Garufa in 2001, with whom he has recorded three albums and performed extensively in the USA, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Colombia and Canada. He also performs tango and Argentine folkloric music as a solo guitarist and in collaboration with other musicians.

Guillermo also specializes in audio digital signal processing. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, an MSEE from Université d’Orsay in Paris, and a Major in EE from Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina. His doctoral dissertation was on de-noising algorithms for musical audio restoration. As a researcher at IRCAM/Pompidou Center in Paris, his work achieved wide media recognition when he designed a proprietary technology to create a castrato singer voice for the soundtrack of "Farinelli" (1995). The movie was nominated for an Academy Award to Best Foreign Film and won the Cesar and Golden Globe Awards. The soundtrack was the best-selling classical music album of all times in France and topped the rankings for a few weeks, beating Beatles, Elton John and Sting. In California, Guillermo has developed audio technology for Gibson Guitar, Silicon Graphics, Creative Labs, BIAS, Daniel Hertz and SoundFocus. He is currently making his own wearable audio product.

Guillermo believes that everyone can dance tango if the approach is musical. His teaching method is influenced by both his engineering and musical backgrounds.

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