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Welcome to The Miami Classical Guitar Society! We are now in our 26th Season, 2013-2014!

The MCGS is a non-profit 501c3 cultural organization founded in 1987, with a Mission to promote the art and appreciation of the Classical Guitar in our community, and to bring guitar lovers the opportunity to enjoy performances by local, national and international world renowned guitarists. Dedicated to enhancing the awareness and education of the classical guitar in our city, we have offered 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 competitions.

One of the most thriving guitar societies in the US, the MCGS has brought hundreds of acclaimed guitarists to Miami, 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, and held a yearly programing series, among many other educational and social events, for over two decades.

Our initial goal of promoting and developing a classical guitar movement central to the city of Miami has been fulfilled, establishing South Florida as a hub of international importance for the instrument. We can now take part in this wonderful cultural experience as in no other time in Miami. We hope you join us this Season!

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; Rise Kern Cultural Presentations; and Consulate of Brazil in Miami.


Competition Winners

First Place - Colin Davin
Second Place - Pedro Mateo Gonzalez
Third Place - Marco Sartor


The Miami Classical Guitar Society is proud to present “MIAMI’S THIRD INTERNATIONAL GUITAR ASSEMBLAGE AND COMPETITION.” 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, perfecting their instrumental technique, interpretation and artistry. The event will include concerts, master classes, lectures, a competition, and a tour to the cities of Coral Gables and Miami Beach.

The event will take place from June 13th to the 16th 2007 at the Centro Cultural Español of Coral Gables in Miami. Ricardo Gallén, Enric Madriguera, David Martínez, Maurizio di Fulvio will be featured in concerts together with other notable guitarists.

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.


Miami’s 3rd International Guitar Competition will consist of three rounds, opened for guitarists with no limit of age. Each competitor will present the required pieces before a panel of judges. The first round will be a qualifying round performed privately before the judges. If she/he is accepted, the contestant will participate before the judges in a semi-final round, opened to the public. Only 3 contestants will be chosen by the judges for the final round. In this round, also opened to the public, the judges will select the three prizes. All pieces are to be played from memory. A public lot will be drawn to determine the order of participants before each round.

Qualifying10 minutes of free choice and Hommage a Debussy by Manuel de Falla
Semi-Final15 minutes of music including One of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Twelve Studies
Final25 minutes of music including a Sonata by any of the following composers:
Castelnuovo-Tedesco,Turina,Rodrigo,Ponce,Lauro or Brower


First Prize$4,000 donated by Bacardi USA
Strings Donated by Savarez
Mel Bay donation of music
Concert with The Miami Classical Guitar Society
Second Prize$2,000
Strings Donated by Savarez
Mel Bay donation of music
Strings Donated by Savarez
Mel Bay donation of music


Competitor's Registration$150
Competition is open to all ages.
A non-refundable $50 fee/deposit should be made by June 8 to guarantee your place in the competition.
Registration after June 8, 2007$165

Make your $50 Competition Deposit using Paypal

If you prefer, you can send a check or money order to:
Miami Classical Guitar Society
PO Box 0725
Miami,FL 33265

For additional information please contact Claudio Garay at


Centro Cultural Espanol

800 Douglas Road, Suite #170
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel. 305-448-9677

Map To Center


Full Registration (includes all concerts, masterclasses, lectures, competition)$160.00
Full Registration aft June 8, 2007$175.00
Friday Pass$ 50.00
Saturday Pass (Includes Reception)$ 60.00
Four evening concerts package$ 75.00
Individual events:
Concerts$ 20.00
Competition Rounds(ea)$ 15.00
Master Classes Auditors(ea)$ 15
Please enter the amount of the item you have selected:

Competitors as of June 11, 2007

Marco Sartor
Shiri Coneh
Sebastian Caldas
Edel Munoz
Gabriel Pardo Garcia
Apolinar Rojas Flores
Luis Vivanco
Lee Beckwith
Alejandro Escobar Mundaca
Pedro Mateo Gonzalez
Karen Shoenhalls
Raul Ernesto Funes
Joao Paulo Figueroa
Federico Bonacossa
Sebastian Fox
Joao Paulo Cruz
Colin Davin

Created on 02/13/2007 08:25 PM by admin
Updated on 10/13/2008 04:36 PM by admin
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