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Berto Boyd began his musical training on the piano at age 5; he has been playing guitar for 28 years. A rigorous musician and a careful researcher, Berto has studied in Spain and performed throughout the United States with some of the world’s finest Flamenco, Classical and Jazz artists. Born into a family of artists, which includes famed lead singer Brandon Boyd of the multi-platinum band Incubus, he is one of the few Americans who have dedicated their musical dreams to mastering the art of the Spanish guitar and composing original Flamenco music.

Berto BoydHe recently relocated from SoCal to the great Pacific Northwest where he is now the Artistic Director of the Corvallis Guitar Society, the Musical Director of the newly formed group “Flamenco Pacífico”, and the owner of the international guitar instruction series, FlamencoGuitarClass.com.

Berto’s debut album “Esmeralda” was released in 2003 featuring all original Flamenco compositions. He recently finished transcribing the monumental guitar score for Avalon – Suite for Flamenco Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by José Luis Rodriguez, which he performed in its debut at the Miami Dade Auditorium in October 2015. Other performance highlights include: Musical Director for “Flamenco Pacífico” at the Britt Fest and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2016, “Flamenco Guitar – Past – Present – and Future” with Ben Woods at the Jewelbox Theater in Seattle, WA 2014, “An Evening of Guitar” with Berto Flamenco y Ritmo Gitano at PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria, CA 2008, Co-Musical Director/Guitarist for “Calle Flamenca” with Bailes Ferrer in Miami 2006, Musical Director/Guitarist for “Flamenco en Concierto” and “Tarde Flamenca” at the Fountain Theater in Hollywood, CA 2006, and Musical Director for “Arte y Pasión” at the Center Stage Theater Santa Barbara, CA 2004.

Berto was fairly new in Corvallis when Chintimini first discovered his skill and his generosity. He performed – as a volunteer! – in the crowded sweltering Whiteside lobby before a Chintimini concert and at intermission. A seasoned trouper, he has come back for more. In June 2017, the final concert features Berto with string quartet, in two of the classics.