Dr. 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. He worked on his bachelor’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, where he studied with the distinguished Puerto Rican guitarist Juan Sorroche. After finishing his degree, he went on to complete his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under world renowned guitarist René Izquierdo. He completed his doctorate in musical arts degree at the University of North Texas where he worked as a teaching fellow of classical guitar while studying with the guitarist Thomas Johnson. While at UNT, he also completed his studies in early music, under the direction of the Dutch recorder player and early music specialist Paul Leenhouts, while also serving as his teaching assistant for the UNT Baroque Orchestra. He has studied basso continuo with harpsichordist Dr. Brad Bennight, and early plucked instruments with Arash Noori, and Daniel Swenberg from the Juilliard School.

He has concertized and taught throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, South America, Europe, and China, both as a soloist and ensemble musicianApart 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 chamber musician, he frequently tours China with his guitar trio, Trio Resonance, where they have played in cities like Beijing, Jinan, Suzhou, Dalian, among others. Distinguished by his versatility and sound, he frequently performs many styles of music, including early music, Latin music, and modern classical. As an early music performer, he regularly plays baroque guitar, theorbo, lute, and other period plucked instruments with different chamber groups and orchestras across the U.S, including the Texas Early Music Project, Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus, Lumedia Musicworks, La Follia, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Fantasmi, Camerata del Sol, Red River Lyric Opera, Orchestra of New Spain, and many others. Recently, alongside baroque harpist Monika Ruusmaa, he was selected as one of Early Music America’s 2021 Emerging Artists.