Roberto Granados is a guitarist and composer originally from Hayward, California. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Music from California State University East Bay, where he studied with Marc Teicholz, and the degrees Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. Roberto has performed widely in numerous venues in collaboration with various ensembles and artists, including the San Francisco Guitar Quartet, the California Symphony, the Santa Cruz Symphony, Jon Anderson of British progressive rock band Yes, and ukulele soloist Jake Shimabukuro.
Roberto composes music varying from solo and ensemble instrumental works to electronic and electroacoustic pieces, and often experimenting with elements of noise, improvisation, indeterminacy and altered tuning systems. He has premiered and composed new works for guitar and other instruments in collaboration with the Bay Area Composers Group collective, including several concerts at the Center for New Music in San Francisco and an online livestream premiere series.
Roberto has also performed extensively as a flamenco guitarist, and has released an album of flamenco music, Soñador (2018). He writes music for an internet-based solo multi-instrumental progressive metal project under the alias of The Halcyon Effect, and does work in audio production, performance art and visual art in his free time.