Francisco Gonzalez was born in Colombia.
He received his first musical education from his father Francisco
Gonzalez before moving to Mexico where he worked on several
ethnomusicology projects. He was admitted into the National School
of Music of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he
studied composition with Juan A. Rosado and Rodolfo Halffter, while
at the same time committing to the study of classical guitar after
being introduced to Abel Carlevaro.
In 1982, Francisco moved to France
where he studied composition with Katori Makino and classical guitar
with Francis Verba at the Paul Dukas Conservatory of Paris. He has
since performed as a guitarist worldwide.
Francisco Gonzalez has published
numerous articles in specialist magazines and has given speeches at
conferences about guitar and Latin American music. He has made
several recordings (Recoveco Group, Roberto Alagna, Arielle
Dombasle, Lila Downs, Jorge Lopez, etc.). His compositions are
published by the Henry Lemoine and Robert Martin editions.