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7th Annual Guitar Festival Concert

Join us for the Seventh Annual International Guitar Festival Concert presented by the Latino Arts Strings Program.  This special performance will highlight winners of the Guitar Festival Competition and some of the world's most talented guitarists including Elina Chekan and Rafael Padron.

About the featured Soloists:

Elina Chekan

Combining active performance and teaching careers, Elina Chekan a native of Minsk, Belarus, performs as both a soloist and chamber musician around the world. Some of her recent appearances include Barrios Festival in Manaus, Brazil and the Guitar Festival in Salamanca, Mexico.

Rafael Padron

Cuban born guitarist, Rafael Padron, began studying guitar at the age of eleven. He has been featured in festivals including the International Festival of the Guitar in Havana, Cuba and The Festival Iberoamericano de Guitarra in Tenerife, Spain. He is currently the Program Director of Classical Guitar at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.