Héctor Alfonso Torres González was born in Puerto Rico where he started his guitar studies at the Preparatory School of the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory. In 2007, he started his Bachelor studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, where he studied until 2012 with the distinguished Puerto Rican guitarist Juan Sorroche. From 2012 to 2014 he worked on his Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under world renowned guitarist René Izquierdo. Recently he finished his DMA in classical guitar performance at the University of North Texas under guitarist Thomas Johnson, with a related field in Early Music. While at UNT, he served as a Teaching Fellow of classical guitar and a Teaching Assistant for the UNT Baroque Orchestra. | He has concertized around Puerto Rico, China, Spain, and the U.S., and has been invited to perform and judge in festivals like the 3rd Latin American Guitar Festival in Chicago, 12th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music in San Francisco, the G.H.M. International Guitar Art Festival in Shenzhen, China and the Boston Early Music Festival. Apart from being an active performer, he has received top prizes at international guitar competitions, including the 4th Annual Baldwin Wallace International Guitar Festival and Competition, the 2nd Annual Mountain View Guitar Festival, the 16th Annual International Tennessee Guitar Festival, the 2016 Mississippi Guitar Festival, the 2018 New Orleans International Guitar Festival, the 4th Annual Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition, and the 24th Annual Appalachian Guitar Fest and Solo Guitar Competition. | As a private instructor, he has taught students of all ages. Some of his students have received prizes in international competitions and started their own professional musical careers. He focuses his teaching on understanding each student’s need, and addressing the specific technical, musical, and creative aspect which they need to overcome to be able to communicate their artistry at the highest level.