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Florida's pioneer Classical Guitar nonprofit organization, the Miami Classical Guitar Society initiated and developed a guitar movement in Miami since 1987, establishing South Florida as a hub of international importance for the instrument. Dedicated to enriching our culture, MCGS promotes art, awareness, and education of Classical Guitar through world-class performance, innovation, and vision.

The MCGS has created and organized over 200 concerts featuring world-renowned guitarists and local talent, founded Miami's International Guitar Festival & Competition, Miami's Guitar Ensemble Festival, and the Miami Classical Guitar Orchestra, as well as directed two of the most prestigious International Guitar Festivals in the country through the Guitar Foundation of America in 1991 and 2002. A strong advocate for music and guitar education, MCGS actively works with school music programs yearly, visiting young musicians and highlighting student guitar ensembles and performers as part of our series.

Through our yearly cultural programming including world-class concerts, master classes, lectures, lecture-recitals, guitar courses, ensembles, and international competitions, MCGS founder Carlos Molina is a tireless promoter of the instrument, dedicated to offering guitar lovers, performers, teachers, and students the opportunity to enjoy wonderful performances and further develop their talents.

We look forward in continuing with our cultural endeavor to share and foster the love for this beautiful instrument within our community and beyond. Join us!

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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, 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, Spain.

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Miami Classical Guitar Society 2018 Concert Series







Xavier Jara

Xavier Jara (USA)

First Prize Winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Concert Artist Competition 2016
Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Saint Bede Episcopal Chapel
1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Miami Guitar Orchestra

Miami Guitar Orchestra (USA/Cuba)

First Prize Winner of the MIAMI CLASSICAL GUITAR ORCHESTRA conducted by Maestro Carlos Molina is an unique professional guitar orchestra created in 2014 with graduates from the Superior Institute of the Arts with outstanding careers as soloists, duets and ensembles. They have performed individual concerts in different countries of Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 3:30 pm
Belen Jesuit Roca Theater
500 SW 12 Avenue, Miami, FL 33134

Miami Guitar Orchestra

CONCERT General Admission $30.00


Carlos Molina, Marisa Molina

Carlos Molina & Marisa Molina

Marisa and Carlos, has performed at the Conservatoire Britten of Périgueux, France, and at internationals festivals in Vélez-Málaga, Coria, Hondarribia, and Aranda del Duero in Spain; Rome, Cassino, Ceccano, San Angelo, Potenza, Bisceglie, Pescara, Sardinia, the Universidad de Veracruz, and the Alirio Diaz International Festival in Venezuela,

Cristiano Porqueddu

Cristiano Porqueddu (Sardinia/Italy)

Italian guitar virtuoso, First price winner of numerous international competitions and one of the best guitarist of his generation
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Saint Bede Episcopal Chapel
1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Dimitri Illarionov

Dimitri Illarionov (Russia)

Classical guitarist and laureate of numerous international competitions in Poland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Moscow and the Twentieth International Guitar Foundation of America Solo Guitar Competition in Miami, Florida.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church
1121 Andaluisa Avenue, Coral Gables, 33134

Master Class:

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Lecture Recital;
50 Years of Canticum.
By Carlos MolinaTBA

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