Gustavo Murillo C.
Gustavo Murillo was born in 1962. He began
playing music when he was 10 years old,
studying, among others, at the Francisco
Cristancho school of music in Bogotà,
Colombia. Still very young he decided
to go to Switzerland to study. Enrolled
at the Lausanne Conservatoire from 1982
to 1989, Gustavo followed classical guitar
classes and classical singing from 1984
to 1987. He later went to the United States
in 1991-1992, where he graduated from
the Grove School of Music (Los Angeles,
California) in the Composition and Arrangements
Along with his activity as professor
of guitar, Gustavo Murillo has performed
at different music festivals in Switzerland
abroad since 1980: Lenzburg, Quinzaine
d'Orbe, Geneva, Montreux Lausanne City
festivals, as well as Avoriaz and Annecy
in France, Colombia and the United States.
For two months in 1986, he also played
at the private club of the emir of Qatar
during the visit of Princess Diana.
Gustavo recorded his first CD called
« Latinoamerica » in 1989.
In 1996, he wrote and published the musical
scores for a collection of 18 pieces of
classic-popular music for guitar, aimed
at his students. These were recorded on
a CD in 1998. In 1997, he recorded the
lead vocals for the CD « Pan con
Salsa » of the Almendra salsa group,
for whom he was the leading singer until
His latest CD « Dancing with Dolphins
» appeared in August 1998, and was
recorded with an acoustic quintet. In
2000, Gustavo composed and arranged 7
songs of the CD « Les Oies de Cap
Tourmente », for Nelly Perey. He
has participated in numerous solidarity
concerts for organizations and associations
like “Terre des Hommes”, “Sentinelles”,
as well as for the preservation of indigenous
culture in South America.
He composed the music for documentary
films like “les Boucat” in
2004 and “Gilbert et les abeilles”
in January 2006, from the English director
Since now three years, Gustavo Murillo
focuses in composing French songs. He
regularly performs concerts with the violinist
Marc Liardon in the French part of Switzerland.
He is now recording his new CD « voyage migration couleurs »: a collection of
original songs with French lyrics.