Ruben Portilo has been praised as “one of the most gifted guitarists” by Berta Rojas. He has won a number of competitions in his native Paraguay, including first prizes in the Momento Musical Competition, Young Talent Competition, and Takuare’e Competition.
Ruben comes from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, and started playing guitar at the age of 7. He first studied with Agustin Zaracho and Marcos Quevedo, and in 2012 he decided to start traveling every weekend to another city to study with Felipe Sosa, Marcelo Sosa, and Berta Rojas. In 2017 he moved to United States to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree in the studio of Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Institute.