Walterio Pesqueira, guitar player, composer and music producer
from Mexico City, self-taught himself to play the guitar at the age
of 9; he later studied Jazz guitar harmony with Fernando Robles
(México City), and guitar performance with Joe Ravo (New York
City). He completed his music education in composition and
conducting at The Royal Conservatory Of Music of Toronto, and
at The Juilliard School.
During the over 25 years of his professional career, Walterio has
worked in several fields of the music industry. He has composed
original music for commercials, TV shows and movies. For
several years, he was music director for Sesame Workshop, the
producers of Plaza Sésamo (the Latin-American original
production of the children’s show Sesame Street). He worked as
music and creative director for The Walt Disney Studios for 12
years, translating, casting and producing Spanish versions of
songs from animated films. He has worked as a consultant for the
Latin Grammy Academy, both as member and chairman of the
children’s music revision committee.
He plays professionally with the band Back Door Drifters, and also
performs solo Spanish guitar in different venues around town. And also works as a consultant for the digital music distribution service Apple Music, performing quality control of their recommendations for Brazilian Portuguese music market customers.