Esteban Bello has studied the guitar intensely since childhood. He attended Mannes Conservatory of Music and majored in classical guitar under Leonid Bolotine. He was one of 15 accepted as a performer in the 1968 Andres Segovia master class held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 1969, Esteban Bello was one of 10 performers selected for the Julian Bream master class held in Stratford-0n-Avon, Ontario, Canada. He won entrance as one of 5 performers in the Narcisco Yepes master class held in New York City in 1975. In addition to having performed over 400 solo concerts throughout the United States, Mr. Bello has toured internationally as a member of the Lukas Foss Creative Associates. Esteban Bello has also been guest soloist with the Contemporary Chamber Players, New York City, the Columbia Group for New Music, New York City, the Aeolian Chamber Players, New York City, the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Hofstra State Symphony, the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Berkeley, California, the Alaska State Symphony, and the Washington State Symphony. He has recorded new music on Nonesuch Records (Paradigm, Lukas Foss) and Deutschegramophone (Ancient Voices of Children, George Crumb) and has released three CD's: one of traditional flamenco and two of romantic boleros. Mr. Bello has also been guitar instructor on the faculty of Manhattan College of Music, Mannes College of Music, the New School for Social Research, and the Jersey City State Teachers College. Esteban has performed with many jazz luminaries including Buddy Montgomery, Hubert Laws and Chuck Israels. Also, Esteban has studied flamenco extensively with the great American flamenco guitarist, Jason McGuire, "El Rubio," as well as with Anzonini Del Puerto and Augustin Rios, both world renowned and beloved gypsy master flamencos.