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Welcome to The Miami Classical Guitar Society! Now celebrating our 28th Season, 2015-2016!

A non-profit 501c3 cultural organization, the MCGS initiated and developed a guitar movement in the city of Miami in 1987 for the first time in its history, 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. Our cultural organization has offered guitar lovers, local performers, teachers, and students the means to further develop their talents, education, and passion for the classical guitar through our yearly cultural programming of concerts, master classes, lectures, lecture-recitals, guitar courses, ensembles, and international competitions.

Our initial goal of promoting the awareness of the classical guitar within South Florida and beyond has been fulfilled.

Come join us again this Season!

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28th 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 Design 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.


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


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
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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 01/23/2016 05:14 AM by mcgs
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