|Also known as Perf de Castro|
Instruments Ten-string guitar
|Years active 1993-present|
Name Perfecto Castro
|Genres Pinoy rock (OPM)Classical|
Associated acts RivermayaTriaxisFrancis MagalonaWolfgang
Awards Awit Award for Best Rap Recording
Similar Nathan Azarcon, Mark Escueta, Francis Magalona, Mike Elgar, Bamboo Manalac
Music group Rivermaya (1994 â€“ 1995)
Perfecto de castro on quitting rivermaya
Perfecto "Perf" de Castro (born August 14) is a multi-awarded Filipino musician, currently focusing on Classical and Flamenco music played on the Ten-string guitar, and now widely regarded being the best guitarist in the country. but perhaps best known for having been a celebrated fixture in the Philippine alternative rock scene during the 1990s. During the course of that decade, he was one of the original members of the alternative rock band Rivermaya, founded the band Triaxis, and also collaborated with the seminal Filipino rapper Francis Magalona and Filipino hard rock band Wolfgang.
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- Life and career
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Life and career
His most notable awards as a musician include the 1998 Katha Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Composition and the 1998 NU Rock Award for Guitarist of the Year. He is also widely recognized as a talented album producer and sound engineer, with his work including the multi-platinum albums of Wolfgang (“Semenelin”) Francis M (Freeman and Freeman II) and Marc Velasco (eponymous). For this he received numerous accolades, including the Producer of the Year Award in the 1998 NU 107 Rock Awards and the 2001 Awit Award for Best Rap Recording for a song done in collaboration with Magalona.
De Castro started learning classical guitar at 13 but switched to electric guitar after less than a year, and spent the next decade learning, playing and teaching electric guitar. He was introduced to the ten-string classical guitar by Jose Valdez in 1998, and has since then concentrated on this instrument. He uses a unique tuning adapted from the Valdez tuning.
In 2004, de Castro relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he continues to record, perform and teach different guitar.
On January 9, 2016, he re-united with his former Rivermaya co-members, Nathan Azarcon, Mark Escueta and Rico Blanco for a "secret mini semi-reunion", following his gig at 19 East, Taguig City.