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Welcome to The Miami Classical Guitar Society! Now celebrating an exciting 27th Season, 2014-2015! We hope you will join us!

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!

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27th 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 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; Centro Cultural Español of Miami, CCE.

Miami Classical Guitar Society 2014-2015 Concert Series - 27th Season
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UPCOMING ARTISTS: CONCERTS, MASTERCLASSES, EVENTS

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RICARDO GALLEN (Spain)

CONCERT: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00 PM


The Miami Classical Guitar Society, in collaboration with Centro Cultural Español de Miami, is thrilled to present our second Concert of the Season, featuring internationally renowned Spanish Maestro, RICARDO GALLEN!

"Flawless interpretation and charisma, exquisite technique and particularly beautiful sound" ~Diario de Cordoba

Born in Linares, Spain, Ricardo GALLEN began playing classical guitar at the age of four, performing in public just a year later. At the age of ten he entered the Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, receiving his first formal music education by the Conservatory's director and founder Tomás Villajos Soler. He continued his studies at the Conservatories of Jaén, Cordoba, Madrid, and Granada, and later studied guitar and ancient music at the Universities of Mozarteum, University of Salzburg, and Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, with the Masters Eliot Fisk, Christoph Eglhuber, Jürgen Hübscher and Joaquin Clerch. In 1999, Gallén completed the Meisterklassendiplom (Konzertexam) in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, under Joaquin Clerch, in addition to winning numerous international competition prizes. He has been a professor of superior level at the Ramon Llull University, the University of Extremadura, the Superior de Música de Aragón in Zaragoza and the Palma de Mallorca Conservatories of Music in Spain, the Mozarteum of Salzburg in Austria, and the Hochenschule fur Musik in Germany, where he presently teaches.

Gallén has given recitals all over the world, with solo performances, duets, as well as with orchestras, under the direction of conductors such as Maximiano Valdes, En Shao, Juan Jose Mena, Monica Huggett, Leo Brouwer, Jordi Savall and Seirgiu Comisiona, in more than 30 countries throughout Europe and America, including Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, USA, Costa Rica, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. He has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National National Auditorium of Music, in Madrid, L'Auditori and Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Shostakovich Hall in Saint Petersburg and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. In addition, he has been a jury member in numerous International Guitar Competitions, as well as taught master classes in Austria, Germany, Poland, Israel, USA, Chile, Lebanon, Portugal, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, France, Greece, Romania, Spain, Finland, France, Australia, New Zealand.

Gallén's first album was one of Naxos Records best-selling albums in 2001, and received sensational reviews in the specialized press. It was followed by five more albums published by Naxos, in which he performs music by Mauro Giuliani, Leo Brouwer, Toru Takemitsu, etc., as well as all of the concerts for guitar and orchestra by the Spanish Maestro Joaquin Rodrigo. In 2013 his double CD with the Bach Complete Lute Suites was released with Sunnyside Records, and in May 2014 his last CD, Fernando Sor - Guitar Sonatas was released, by Eudora Records. He has also recorded for Radio and Television in various countries including Spain, Finland, Belgium, Romania, Germany, Cuba, Mexico, South Korea and Bulgaria.

Gallen's concert will include a premiere of a new Sonata dedicated to him by Leo Brouwer.

CONCERT LOCATION:
Centro Cultural Español of Miami - CCE
(Cultural Center of Spain)
1490 Biscayne Boulevard; Miami, FL 33132 * MAP

*PARKING:
Available on N.E. 2nd Avenue, between 14 & 15 Street.
Parking is $5.

CONCERT TICKETS:
$30 at the door.
(Discounts: $25 for members, seniors, students with ID). Children under 12 are free. No Reservations needed.

PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS ONLINE:
RICARDO GALLEN

February 28, 2015 - 8PM
Centro Cultural Español of Miami
CONCERT General Admission $30.00


* RICARDO GALLEN

*MASTERCLASS: Friday, February 27 - 5:00pm-8:00pm (Open to the Public - please see details below)

MASTERCLASS LOCATION:
Centro Cultural Español of Miami - CCE (Cultural Center of Spain)
1490 Biscayne Boulevard; Miami, FL 33132 MAP
PARKING: Available only on N.E. 2nd Avenue, between 14 & 15 Street.
Parking is $5.

MASTERCLASS PERFORMERS: Registration is required.
Email: info(at)miamiguitar.org / Subject Line: "Masterclass Performer Registration" for more info.
Limited number of Performer spaces available. Preference will be given to MCGS Members. Non-members will be registered on a first come, first serve basis.

Performer Tickets - $40 for 30 minute class. Please come prepared with one or two pieces, and please bring sheet music. Of course, don't forget your guitar! :)
(Masterclass Performers will receive a special $15 ticket for Ricardo Gallen's Concert).

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

ONLINE MASTERCLASS PERFORMER REGISTRATION PURCHASE:
(*Performers - please purchase only after approved registration)
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5PM
Centro Cultural Español of Miami
MASTERCLASS Performer Registration $40.00



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Brought to you in collaboration with Centro Cultural Español de Miami, CCE

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Past Events

Baranov

ANTON BARANOV (Russia)

Inaugural Season Concert: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00 PM


The Miami Classical Guitar Society is very excited to launch our highly anticipated 27th Season, starting October 18, with Guitar Foundation of America's First Prize Winner, Russian guitarist ANTON BARANOV!

Anton BARANOV is a prizewinner of more then fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013.

Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls him, “a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”

As part of his prize from winning the GFA competition, Mr. Baranov will embark on a 50-city concert tour throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, including his debut at New York's Carnegie Hall later this month. He has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label, and has been a D'Addario artist since 2013. He currently teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Anton Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia. He graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.

CONCERT DATE:
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM


CONCERT LOCATION:
Saint Bede Episcopal Chapel

1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 MAP
(At 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.

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The MCGS is a 501c3 non-profit cultural organization, brought to you with support from our SPONSORS - 27th 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 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; Centro Cultural Español of Miami, CCE.

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Updated on 02/27/2015 08:55 PM by mcgs
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