Gonzalo Manrique was born in Lima, Peru. Gonzalo is since 2015 a  member of Spirituosi. He studied with Oscar Zamora at the National Conservatory of Music in Peru. Later he moved to Vienna to study under the guidance of Brigitte Zaczek in the University for Music and Performing Arts, from which he holds a Master of arts. Additional to his master he studied  the lute under the guidance of Luciano Contini at the same institution. He received a scholarship from the Fundación Carolina, which allowed him to live in Spain for 2 years and meet Pablo de la Cruz  and Gabriel Estarellas.

National and International concert tours as a chamber musician brought him to the USA, Switzerland, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium, Peru and Austria.  Under his most importants performances  are included  his concerts with Cuarteto Aranjuez im Kravis Center (Miami), Bolivar Hall (London) und Casa de América (Madrid),  with Trio Los Ungaros im Erbdrostenhof (Münster) and Musikverein (Wien), and as soloist with orchestra at the Museo de la Nación (Lima) and Auditorio Nacional (Madrid).

As a  Lutenist  he played in 2010 at the premiere of the Opera Der Bettelknabe from Tina Breckwoldt and Gerald Wirth  with the Wiener Sängerknaben in Brahmssaal from Wiener Musikverein.  He also did an audio and video recording in 2009 with them as  a guitarist of  El tren macho for the movie Bridging the gap.
He was awarded a prize at the 2nd International Abel Carlevaro Competition.
Currently he teaches at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.