César Peredo is a Peruvian flutist and composer. He studied at the National Conservatory of Lima, Peru. Peredo continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany, under the tutelage of Michael Achilles, who was a student of Hans Peter Schmitz (principal soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). He later studied privately in Los Angeles, California, with Arthur Hobermann, one of the most popular flutists in the Hollywood area. At the same time he was studying in Europe, he attended master classes and courses with renowned soloists such as Paul Meisen, Andreas Blau, Paul Meisen, Maxence Larrieu, Hans Peter Schmitz, William Bennett, Karl Heinz Zöller, Aurele Nicolet and others.
After returning to Peru, he studied composition with Celso Garrido Lecca and Enrique Iturriaga. In 2001, he won an honorable mention in a composition contest organized by the American Flute Association. He has performed and/or recorded with Zamphir, Placido Domingo, Joan Manuel Serrat, Juan Diego Florez, Dave Valentin, Nestor Torres, Il Divo, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Eva Ayllón, Cecilia Barraza and others. He participated on the “Jolgorio” CD of Peru Negro, which was nominated for a Grammy award in 2005. As a classical music soloist, he has performed with all Peruvian orchestras, interpreting concerts for flute and orchestra, some of which had never been performed before in Peru. For 15 years, he was principal soloist with the Lima Philharmonic Orchestra.