Miami's Fourth International Assemblage & Competition 2008
FOREWORD BY ASSEMBLAGE DIRECTOR
Following last year’s immensely successful event, The Miami Classical Guitar Society’s Assemblage has established a cultural tradition within the highest standards of high-ranking guitar professionals in the United States and abroad.
This season, The Miami Classical Guitar Society is celebrating its twentieth year of guitar activities. Our non-for-profit cultural organization is one of the countries’ most active guitar societies. With your support as members and guitar enthusiasts, we have brought and developed the classical guitar in the city of Miami. Throughout our concert seasons, we have invited many of the finest guitarists in the world, including Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Ernesto Bitetti, Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser, Benjamin Verdery, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Ricardo Fernandez Iznaola, Juan Mercadal, Adam Holzman, David Tanenbaum, Olivier Chassai n, Ivan Rijos, Ricardo Cobo, Manuel Lopez Ramos, Norbert Kraft, Miguel Angel Girollet, De Falla Trio, Antigoni Goni, Denis Azabagic, Lorenzo Micheli, Elena Papandreou, Badi Assad, Ricardo Gallen, Prague Guitar Quartet, Dimitri Illarionov, the Nexus Guitar Quartet, David Martínez, Vladimir Gorbach, Cristiano Porqueddu, Irina Kulikova and many others.
The Miami Classical Guitar Society has presented one hundred and thirty-thre e concerts since 1988, as well as master classes, lectures, lecture-recitals, guitar history courses, guitar ensemble festivals, summer courses, social events, and the organization of two immensely successful Guitar Foundation of America International Festivals in 1991 and in 2002.
Our initial goal of promoting the classical guitar in our community has been fulfilled. We can now take part in this wonderful cultural experience, hear diverse guitarists from around the world play, and participate in a variety of guitar events as in no other time in Miami. We look forward to your continuous participation and support of the classical guitar in our city.
We hope you enjoy this extraordinary Guitar Assemblage!
Special Thanks To:
Centro Cultural Español
Saint Philips’ Episcopal Church
Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners