Rodrigo Lara Alonso is the founder of Sicarú, a guitar ensemble that has amassed sixteen first prizes in seven countries, including the Guitar Foundation of America’s (GFA) Ensemble Competition (2017).
Rodrigo lives in Cleveland, where he works as a music educator and Latin American and Caribbean Community Liaison for the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. Rodrigo is a member of Apollo’s Fire Diversity – Equity – Inclusivity Committee and The Cleveland Orchestra’s Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC) Music Education Advisory Group.
Rodrigo holds degrees in Music and Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and postgraduate degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Indiana University Bloomington. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Education at The University of Southern Mississippi.