Miami Classical Guitar Society 2016-2017 Concert Series - 29th Season

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2016-2017 Concert Series



29th SEASON

2016-2017 INTERNATIONAL GUITAR CONCERT SERIES



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UPCOMING ARTISTS: CONCERTS, MASTERCLASSES, EVENTS

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Margarita Escarpa

MARGARITA ESCARPA

(Spain)

Miami Classical Guitar Society proudly presents: Spanish virtuoso MARGARITA ESCARPA!

GFA First Prize Winner, 1994

“…the best balance of intelligence and artistic style I have ever heard from a guitarist" -DAVID LETKEMANN, GUITAR MAGAZINE, Winnipeg, (Canada)

“A first class artist,” said María Luisa Anido of MARGARITA ESCARPA when she first heard play in 1990. Since then, Margarita has reaped many successes and she is now considered one of the main contemporary classical guitarists.

Escarpa won the Extraordinary End of Studies Prize of the Royal Superior Music Conservatory of Madrid, and shortly after, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

While still a student, she won eight international prizes in addition to various national ones. Her triumph in the international 20th Solo Guitar Competition of the Guitar Foundation of America was a decisive moment in her career as a performer, and ever since she has been at the top of the international guitar scene. She regularly participates in the most important festivals of Europe, Asia and America. Major prizes include First Prize of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition in 1994, the Certamen Internacional Andrés Segovia in Granada in 1994, Concurso Internacional Andrés Segovia in Palma de Mallorca in 1993, Concours International de Guitare of Radio France in 1992, Esztergom International Competition in Hungary in 1991, and the Concurso Internacional Alhambra in Alcoy in 1990.

Margarita Escarpa masters a broad solo and orchestral repertoire and her talent and character turns every performance into a unique musical experience. Arturo Tello Ruiz-Pérez confirms that Escarpa rightly occupies the highest echelons of the guitar Parnassus. As a soloist, she has recorded with Naxos, RTVE, Ópera Tres, GHA Records and Maricam Studio. She presently teaches at the Superior Music Conservatory of Vigo, Spain.

Escarpa is also known as a dedicated teacher and in addition to her frequent master classes she directs the Guitar Department of the Superior Music Conservatory of Vigo, Spain.

CONCERT: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM


CONCERT LOCATION:
Saint Bede Episcopal Chapel in UM, Coral Gables
1150 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146
MAP
Parking is Free.

CONCERT TICKETS:
$30 at the door.
(Discounts: members, seniors, students with ID). Children under 12 are free. No Reservations needed.

PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS ONLINE:
MARGARITA ESCARPA

March 25, 2017 - 8PM
St. Bede Episcopal Chapel at UM
CONCERT General Admission $30.00


MARGARITA ESCARPA

*MASTERCLASS: Friday, March 24, 6pm-8pm (Open to the Public)


MASTERCLASS LOCATION
Societa Dante Alighieri
300 Aragon Ave, Suite 100, Coral Gables 33134
MAP

MASTERCLASS PERFORMERS: Registration is required
Email: info(at)miamiguitar.org / Subject Line: "Masterclass Performer Registration – Margarita Escarpa".
Performer Fee - $40
Please come prepared with one or two pieces and sheet music. Of course, don't forget your guitar! :)
(Masterclass Performers will receive a special $15 ticket for Margarita Escarpa Concert).

MASTERCLASS AUDITORS: Open to the Public.
Auditor Tickets - $10 at the door. Free Audit for MCGS Members. Ticket includes audit for entire day.


MASTERCLASS PERFORMER FEE:
MARGARITA ESCARPA

Masterclass Performer Registration $40.00





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Marco Tamayo

MARCO TAMAYO

(Cuba/Austria)

"Il Re della Chitarra" -L'Stampa, Italia

"…a musician of a perfect technical development and an extraordinary musical intelligence"-Eliot Fisk

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158

PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS ONLINE:
MARCO TAMAYO

CONCERT General Admission $30.00


*MASTERCLASS - TBA



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Molina Duo

MARISA & CARLOS MOLINA DUO

(USA/Cuba)

…”absolutely breathtaking. ..Superb technique and a profound sensibility for melody, modulations, sound and color” -Duo review, Italy

“[Carlos Molina]…cornerstone of the guitar. Fond of infinity…” -Leo Brouwer

POSTPONED - TBA

LOCATION - TBA





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PAST EVENTS


Thibaut Garcia

THIBAUT GARCIA

(France)

~ First Prize Winner of the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America, International Concert Artist Competition ~

"This young guy is a poet with the instrument. His artistry will astound you" -Classical MPR, Steve Staruch

Born in Toulouse, France, Thibaut Garcia began to play the guitar at the age of seven. Garcia credits his Spanish origins as a primary influence on his way of thinking. He studied in Toulouse where he received his chamber music diploma under the tutelage of Renaud Gruss, and his guitar diploma, with academic honors, under Paul Ferret. At sixteen, Garcia entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he would complete his Bachelor’s, with academic superlatives, with Olivier Chassain. He currently studies privately with Judicaël Perroy.

At twenty-two, Garcia has already won several international competition prizes including first prize at the Guitar Foundation of America in Oklahoma City in 2015, the “Jose Thomas” international competition in Spain in 2014, the IV Sevilla International Guitar Competition in Spain in 2013, the “Terra Siculorum” in Romania in 2013, the “Ana Amalia” in Weimar, Germany in 2011, and the “Valle de Egues” in Spain in 2008.

In part of his competition accolades, Garcia has already begun an international concert career, having performed in France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and China. In the fall of 2016, Garcia will begin a tour of over fifty concert dates in the United States and Canada as part of his prize for winning the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

His first recording, “Demain dès l’aube” (Tomorrow At Dawn) was produced by the Contrastes label in 2014 and features a unique program of Bach, Berio, and Regondi. In 2016, Garcia will release his major-label debut with a recording for Warner Classics entitled Leyendas (Legends).

In his native France, Garcia was recently featured on La Boîte à Musique (The Music Box) where he was invited to perform on national television by Jean-François Zygel. In December 2015, he also performed on France Musique for Gaëlle Le Gallic’s program. Garcia was also recently awarded the distinction of “filleul” (Godson) by the Académie Charles Cross, a cultural organization that acts as an intermediary between goverment policy makers and professional musicians in France.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Saint Bede Episcopal Chapel
1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables FL 33146

CONCERT TICKETS: $30 at the door.
(Discount for members, seniors, students with ID).

PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS ONLINE:
THIBAUT GARCIA

CONCERT General Admission $30.00




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Miami Classical Guitar Orchestra

MIAMI CLASSICAL GUITAR ORCHESTRA

(Cuba/USA)

Inaugural Season Concert!

The Miami Classical Guitar Society is proud to present the MIAMI CLASSICAL GUITAR ORCHESTRA (MCGO) conducted by Maestro Carlos Molina. This unique professional guitar orchestra was created in 2014 by Molina, with graduates from the Superior Institute of the Arts (ISA) with outstanding careers as soloists, duets and ensembles in Cuba and internationally. They have performed individual concerts in different countries around the world, including Russia, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and others. Moreover, all orchestra members work in the Miami area, contributing to our community’s cultural development.

The MCGO will be performing music from Vivaldi, Albeniz, Falla, Piazzolla, Lecuona and others, including some wonderful surprises. Molina, an experienced conductor in the field, began this work in 1991 at the GFA Guitar Festival of the Americas he directed at FIU, and has been conducting guitarists ever since in Miami and at international festivals in Germany and Spain.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

CONCERT LOCATION:
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158 MAP

CONCERT TICKETS: $30 at the door.
(Discount for members, seniors, students with ID).

Past Event



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2016-2017 Concert Series


MIAMI CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY is a 501c3 non-profit cultural organization, brought to you with support from our SPONSORS - 29th 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, Harvey & Margie Willensky. In Collaboration With: Guitar Foundation of America, USA; Ciudad de Coria International Guitar Festival, Spain.

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