Efren Lopez, is one of today's most innovative and creative artists working in the field of Modal Music. He is a highly original composer whose works rests on a sound foundation of extensive knowledge acquired during the course of many years of intensive study under the guidance of some of the world's foremost master musicians.
After collaborating in a wide number of musical projects as a guitarist, he started getting into traditional music. As a session musician he has recorded in more than forty different projects of various musical styles: early music (Capella de Ministrers, Aman Aman, Oc, Maria Laffitte...), folk (Sabir, Malagüero, Cendraires, Al Tall, El Cau del Llop...).
He abandoned little by little the guitar to focus mainly on Mediterranean double-string instruments and medieval music.With this type of instruments he has done works for advertising, documentaries, short films, poetry readings, puppet shows, street theatre, intensive courses...
He has done artistic productions for various bands and singer-songwriters. He has studied hurdy-gurdy through intensive courses with Pascal Lefeuvre, Maurizzio Martinotti and Nigel Eaton. North Indian music with Krishna Mohann Batt and Ajoy Chakrabakti, sitar with Sazed Ul Alam, rabab and music from Afghanistan with Daud Khan and Ustad Mohammed Rahim Khushnawaz, ud with Necati Çelik and Yurdal Tokcan, and saz with the Crete based Irish musician Ross Daly and the Turkish masters Erol Parlak and Mehmet Erenler. Nowadays he combines his activities with L´Ham de Foc with the early music band Capella de Ministrers, with whom he has performed all through Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt, Croatia, Portugal, and has recorded five albums: "Trobadors", "Llibre Vermell Montserrat", "Lamento di Tristano", "Misteri d'Elx" and "Cancionero de Palacio".