|Welcome to The Miami Classical Guitar Society! Now celebrating our 28th Season, 2015-2016!
A non-profit 501c3 cultural organization, the MCGS initiated and developed a guitar movement in the city of Miami in 1987, establishing South Florida as a hub of international importance for the instrument. With a mission to promote the art and appreciation of the Classical Guitar in our community, the MCGS has organized close to 200 concerts featuring the top international world renowned guitarists, as well as national and local performers. Dedicated to enhancing awareness, appreciation, and education of this beautiful instrument, the MCGS has offered guitar lovers, local performers, teachers, and students the means to further develop their talents and passion for the classical guitar through our yearly cultural programming of concerts, master classes, lectures, lecture-recitals, guitar courses, ensembles, and international competitions.
One of the most thriving guitar societies in the US, the MCGS has also directed two of the most prestigious International Guitar Festivals in the country with the Guitar Foundation of America, created the First Guitar Ensemble Festival of Miami, founded Miami's First International Guitar Competition, among many other educational and social events, for close to three decades.
Our initial goal of promoting the classical guitar within South Florida has been fulfilled, and we can now take part in this wonderful cultural experience. Please join us this Season!
|28th Season Sponsors
|Brought to you with the generous support from our wonderful Sponsors: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, Savarez Strings, The D'Addario Music Foundation, Anita and Morris BROAD FOUNDATION, MAD Design Studios, Bacardi USA, Societa Dante Alighieri, Country Inns and Suites, Vitalini Corazzini PA, Harvey & Margie Willensky. In Collaboration With: Guitar Foundation of America, USA; Ciudad De Coria International Guitar Festival, Extremadura, Spain.
|Miami Classical Guitar Society 2015-2016 Concert Series - 28th Season
2015-2016 INTERNATIONAL GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
MAESTROS & LAUREATES
INAUGURAL CONCERT: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM
The Miami Classical Guitar Society proudly presents the first concert of our 28th Season Guitar Masters and Laureates Series, featuring young virtuoso EKACHAI JEARAKUL from Thailand, First Prize Winner of the prestigious 2014 Guitar Foundation of America, International Competition!
EKACHAI JEARAKUL is considered one of today’s most outstanding classical guitarists on the international scene. In 2014, he became the first Asian guitarist to win the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. This prize entails a fifty-concert tour in North and South America, including a Carnegie Hall debut in New York City sponsored by the D’Addario Foundation, a Mel Bay publication, and recordings on the Naxos and GHA labels with worldwide distribution.
Ekachai has earned an impressive list of honors, which include twelve first prizes at prestigious international guitar competitions in Europe, Asia, and North America. He has performed in over sixteen countries, including Thailand, China, France, Korea, Russia, Greece, Japan, Austria, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, Spain, Singapore and the United States. In 2011, he commissioned new arrangements and made a recording of the music of the King of Thailand, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej. Ekachai has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as JoAnn Falletta and Bundit Ungrangsee, and has appeared with orchestras around the world, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Orchestra of Italy, the Unity Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ukraine Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Ensemble of Soloists “Kiev Camerata,” the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute Orchestra (Thailand), the Orquesta Sinaloá de los Artes (Mexico), and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (USA).
Born in 1987 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Ekachai Jearakul started guitar studies at the age of thirteen. His professional training as a full scholarship student began at Mahidol University College of Music, where he completed a Bachelor in Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Dr. Paul Cesarczyk. Subsequently, Ekachai went on to earn a Master’s degree in Guitar Performance at Salzburg’s Mozarteum with Prof. Marco Tamayo. Since 2007, Thai Bev “Sangsom” Thai Talent has sponsored Ekachai, and in 2013 he became a Yamaha artist.
St. Bede Episcopal Chapel of Coral Gables, at U.M.
1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 MAP
Located on the University of Miami Campus.
Parking is Free.
CONCERT TICKETS: $30 at the door.
(Discounts: $20 for members, seniors, students with ID).
Children under 12 are free. No Reservations needed.
PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS ONLINE:
CONCERT General Admission $30.00
The MCGS is a 501c3 non-profit cultural organization, brought to you with support from our SPONSORS - 28th Season: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, Savarez Strings, The D'Addario Music Foundation, Anita and Morris BROAD FOUNDATION, MAD Design Studios, Societa Dante Alighieri, Country Inns and Suites, Vitalini Corazzini PA, Bacardi USA, Harvey & Margie Willensky. In Collaboration With: Guitar Foundation of America, USA; Ciudad de Coria International Guitar Festival, Extremadura, Spain
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Created on 10/07/2015 06:48 AM by mcgs
Updated on 10/07/2015 08:28 AM by mcgs