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About - Mission
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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Miami Classical Guitar Society is a Florida 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization.

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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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The Miami Classical Guitar Society is proud to present “MIAMI’S II INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION AND ASSEMBLAGE.” This event is conceived to encourage the knowledge and promotion of the concert guitar within our community and beyond, as well as to generate enthusiasm to the younger generations of guitarists aspiring to become excellent performers, perfectioning their instrumental techniques, interpretation and artistry.

The event is fully opened to the general audience, who will benefit and enjoy the exciting international competition, the wonderful gala concerts, interesting lectures by specialists, and opened masterclasses offered by internationally renowned artists.

Gala Concerts

2006-2007 Concerts
David MartínezSpainWednesday, June 21Spanish Cultural Center
Dimitri IllarionovRussiaThursday, June 22Spanish Cultural Center
Massimo Delle CeseItalyFriday, June 23Coral Gables Woman's Club
Eduardo IsaacArgentinaSaturday, June 24Coral Gables Woman's Club
All concerts will begin at 8:00 pm


Miami’s International Guitar Competition will consist of three rounds, opened for guitarists of an advanced level with no limit of age. Each competitor will have to present the required pieces before a selected panel of judges of established reputation in the guitar/music world. The first round will be a qualifying round performed privately before a panel of judges. If she/he is accepted, the contestant will participate in a second semi-final round opened to the public and the Jury. No more than 8 contestants will be chosen by the judges for the final round. The final round is opened to the public and only four prizewinners will be chosen from the participating contestants. All pieces are to be played from memory. A public lot will be drawn to determine the order of participants in each round.


Qualifying Round
Prelude 1006a by J.S. Bach
Ten minutes of free choice

Semi-Final Round - Location: Coral Gables Woman's Club
Fifteen minutes of free choice
including one piece by a Spanish composer

Final Round - Location: Coral Gables Woman's Club
A Sonata (any style)
A total of 25 minutes of music including the Sonata

First Prize: $3,000 from Bacardi
Savarez Strings
Mel Bay donation of music
Concert with The Miami Classical Guitar Society

Second Prize: $1,500
Savarez Strings
Mel Bay donation of music

Third Prize: $750
Savarez Strings
Mel Bay donation of music

A panel of no less than five judges actively involved with a distinguished reputation in the classical guitar as performers, teachers, or composers will be selected as jurors. Decisions of the judges are absolutely final.


Qualifying Round (closed session with jury) Thursday, June 22 (10:00am)
Friday, June 23 (10:00am)
Semi-Final Round (opened to public) Saturday, June 24 (3:00pm)
Final-Round (opened to public) Sunday, June 25 (3:00pm)

Competitor’s registration: $175.00

Competition is opened to all ages. A non-refundable $75.00 fee deposit should be made by June 15, 2006 to guarantee your place in the competition. Competitors registering after deadline should pay a $20.00 extra fee.

Participants should mail checks or money orders payable to:
The Miami Classical Guitar Society, P.O. Box 0725, Miami Fl 33265-0725


Carlos MolinaPanorama of the Guitar in CubaSpanish Cultural Center
Roberto FabbriThe Music of Roberto FabbriSpanish Cultural Center
Alejandro BruzualAntonio LauroCoral Gables Woman's Club
Armando RodriguezGuitar MusicCoral Gables Woman's Club


Masterclasses will start at 10:00 am from Thursday, June 22- June 25. See schedule below:

Master Classes
Dimitri IllarionovThursday, June 22, 10:00 amSpanish Cultural Center
David MartinezFriday, June 23, 10:00 amSpanish Cultural Center
Massimo Delle CeseSaturday, June 24, 10:00 amCoral Gables Woman's Center
Eduardo IsaacSunday, June 25, 10:00 amCoral Gables Woman's Center

Please indicate teachers’ preference with ordinal numbers.

Guitarists wishing to perform in Masterclasses should fill out the Registration form and send the Full Registration fee. Classes are forty minutes long with limited number of students per teacher. Please indicate teachers’ preference in numbers. Due to limited space, only one class will be guaranteed as a performer. You will be entitled to audit the remaining classes.

Categories of Participation:

Full Registration (includes all concerts, masterclasses, lectures, competition)$195.00 (you save $20.00)
Competitor’s registration$175.00
Day Pass (Thu/Fri/Sun)$ 40.00
Day Pass (Sat)$ 55.00
Four evening concerts package$ 80.00
Individual events:
Friday and Saturday Concerts$ 25.00
Wednesday and Thursday Concerts$ 20.00
Competition Final Rounds(ea)$ 15.00
Master Classes Auditors(ea)$ 10.00

Created on 04/14/2006 04:05 PM by admin
Updated on 11/03/2006 08:12 PM by admin
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