Founder and director of the
Julio Brizuela is a musician who plays several instruments, an
artist with many talents. In 1998, when he arrived in Switzerland, he
had a dream to create an authentic group of Mariachis. Coming from a
long line of musicians, he decided to make his own mark in this style of
music. His father was one of the pioneers of Latin American music
in Switzerland with his “Trio Veracruz” which was a huge success in the
Julio was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland to a Swiss mother
and a Paraguayan father. He returned to Paraguay when he was six years
old, where he lived for 15 years. Being passionate about music, he
started his career with the classical and folkloric guitar. Afterwards,
he became interested in other instruments such as the charango, the
cavaquiño, the requinto, and the mandolin. He has been able to combine
several musical trainings and has participated in many festivals and
national events, enriching in the way his musical abilities.
had returned to Switzerland, he started playing in hotels, restaurants,
and private parties. His musical passion pushed him to conquer a
new horizon: the trumpet, which is one of the symbolic instruments
of Mariachis. This undertaking signified the last step in realizing his
dream and a new stage in life.
In December 2001,
Mariachi Veracruz was created, in homage to “Trio Veracruz,” started
by his father.
Using what he knew about computer science, he created this Internet site
in order to promote the group. Nevertheless, the management of Mariachi
Veracruz is one of his most important accomplishments.