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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.

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Diego Barber (Spain)
Diego Barber

Wednesday, June 13

8 PM


Diego Barber-Rioja was born in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, in 1978. He completed his studies in the School of Music of Salamanca (Conservatorio de Musica Superior), where he received his degree of music. He later received guitar instruction from Costas Cotsiolis in the School of Music of Athens, Greece, and the Mozarteum University of Music of Salzburg, Austria, where he worked with Marco Tamayo for a period of two years. He received his post-graduate degree from the cited University in 2006. Diego’s mentor during his entire musical career has been Ricardo Gallen.

Diego Barber has been awarded First Prize in Leo Brouwer International Guitar Competition in the Canary Islands, Spain in 2003, and was First Prize Winner in 2005’s Miami’s 1st International Guitar Competition, organized by The Miami Classical Guitar Society.

As a result of Diego’s parallel training in classic music and jazz, he has been recognized for writing pieces for classical guitar that have been inspired by jazz. He currently lives in New York, where he is developing his musical career.

First Prize winner of Miami’s 1st International Competition,2005, Miami, FL
First Prize winner of Leo Brouwer International Competition 2003, Canary Islands

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