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Overview (3)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nickname Guigs
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Martin Guigui is an award-winning filmmaker, Music Director, Composer and Grammy nominated Music Producer/Engineer. Guigui has directed Feature Films, Music Videos, has composed music for films and TV, produced over 50 music albums, toured extensively, and music directs high profile Broadcast Concert Events. Guigui has worked with some of Hollywood's biggest stars including Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Quaid, Charlie Sheen and James Franco. Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of Famed Symphony Orchestra Conductor Maestro Efrain Guigui, Martin had an eclectic upbringing in New York, Puerto Rico and Vermont, a music prodigy playing Violin at age four, his concert debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony at age 12, performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D Major.

As an accomplished Pianist, Music Director and record producer Guigui has shared the stage, recorded, and performed with music greats and icons including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Daryl Hall, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Stephen Stills, Sammy Hagar, Dave Navarro, Slash, Lyle Lovett, Lady Gaga, Lemmy Kilmister, James Cotton, Jimmie Vaughan, Sheila E, Robby Krieger, Steve Earle, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, Vernon Reid, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, Sam Moore, David Byrne, Lucinda Williams, Grace Potter, Robert Randolph, Phish, Yolanda Adams, Robert Earl Keen, Orianthi, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Don Felder (Eagles), Richie Sambora, Joan Osborne, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Jake Owen, The Gatlin Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Forbert, Bo Diddley, Bret Michaels, Billy Ray Cyrus, James Montgomery, Haley Reinhart, Benton Blount, ZZ Ward, and many others.

Guigui has received numerous songwriting Billboard Awards, ASCAP Performance Awards, United Nations World Award, Caesar Award, Golden Spirit Award, Estabrook Award, numerous "Best Director" awards in the Festival circuit, twice honored by City Of Los Angeles for artistic contributions to music education.

Martin performs concerts regularly with the LA All-Stars in addition to his charity events for America Salutes You, Endangered Species, Prevention Of Child Abuse, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, and the National Guard Foundation.

Most recently Guigui helped organize and Music Directed the iconic "One America" Concert Event hosted by the 5 living U.S. Presidents raising $45 Million Dollars for Hurricane relief.

Guigui is co-founder and President of Sunset Pictures, was a High School standout basketball player and still passionately enjoys the game having played in the Entertainment League with the likes of Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rita Hollingsworth

Spouse (1)

Dahlia Waingort (1 June 2003 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (8)

He was a standout high school basketball player. He plays in the Eleague, where he competes against the likes of Adam Sandler, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Sugar Shane Mosley, Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Brian McNight, Justin Timberlake and many other stars and members of the entertainment industry who love to play the game.
Martin was a member of the band Spastic, which included among others Jon Fishman (of Phish), Jonathan Mover (of Joe Satriani), Aaron Hersey (of Pork Tornado) and Sue Hadjopoulos (of Joe Jackson). Spastic was named after the Japanese definition of Martin's last name (Guigui) which is "a commonly used medical term for muscle spasms". In one of their shows, the group raised thousands of dollars in a benefit concert for "The Prevention Of Child Abuse".
In 2007, in honor of his Father's passing, Martin Conducted the Los Angeles Union Symphony Orchestra in an educational concert that raised thousands of dollars to provide musical instruments for young students. The event was sponsored by the City of Los Angeles, Councilwoman Wendy Gruell and Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.
Began playing the piano at age 10. Martin was once reprimanded by his teacher when he performed Beethoven's 'Fur Elise' in his own 'Boogie Woogie' style during a recital. He has been self taught ever since...
Between the ages of 8 and 17 Martin was a member of the Green Mountain Fiddlers.
Began playing the violin at age 4 and by the time Martin was 12 years old he performed Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D Major with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
Guigui helped organize and was the Music Director for the "One America - 5 Presidents" concert event which raised $44 million for Hurricane relief, and made history by bringing together the 5 living Presidents for the first time to host the event.
Martin is an amateur astrophysicist and dedicates time to the study and advancement of the principles of physics as it pertains to realms of theoretical and observational physics.

Personal Quotes (9)

Embrace the unknown and it shall embrace you back.
A Director is a cross between a therapist and a cheerleader.
The 3 rules of show business: Number one, there are no rules. Number two, make your own rules. Number three, be prepared to break them because there are no rules...
The groove is the master of all art
If flies didn't make that annoying sound...they'd live a lot longer.
Do what you do. Be who you are.
Filmmaking is, in its most infinite complexity, the clearest portal to the simplest measure of truth.
You gotta stay in the idiot free zone.
The creative medium is a collection of souls interacting within space and time in a magical indescribable fashion. That is how we arrived, This is how we exist. Filmmaking and life share a similar fragility. Not to be fucked with.

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