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2018 International Ensemble Competition Winners' Concert. The winners of the Guitar Foundation of America's International Ensemble Competition are invited to perform at the next GFA Convention and Competition. International Ensemble Competition University of Miami | Miami, FL, USA June 20-22, 2019 Eligibility The GFA International Ensemble Competition is comprised of an Artist and Youth Division. The Artist Division attracts professional and collegiate-level ensembles while the Youth Division is designed for ensembles whose members are 18 years old or…Find out more »
His natural and instinctive interpretations are second to none: his virtuoso technique allows him absolute command of the instrument giving him the independence of subtle phrasing, dazzling speed, beautiful tonal control… everything.
– Classical Guitar Magazine, May, 2010
Rafael Padron kicks off the Florida Guitar Foundation's 2020 Classical Guitar Competition with a special program featuring all music by Leo Brouwer.
“Tuesday’s first concert was an all-Brouwer affair by Rafael Padron. Displaying beautiful tone, immaculate technique, and superb musicianship, Padron made it clear that guitar students at the University of Miami are in good hands.”
– Al Kunze. Soundboard the Journal of GFA
Unanimously acclaimed for the rare beauty of her tone and her enchanting presence on stage, Irina Kulikova has established herself as one of today’s leading guitarists. Soundboard Magazine wrote: "Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard." Irina Kulikova returns to the Florida Guitar Foundation series and will close the FGF's 2020 Classical Guitar Competition.Find out more »
It's been a year since our last in-person event, and guess what? We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Coral Gables Museum to host our Open Mics! Yes, the Florida Guitar Foundation's in-person Open Mic is back! Beginning on March 5th, the Coral Gables Museum will open its doors to the public for free from 6-8 pm each first Friday of the month, and our open mics will take place during these twilight Fridays. Come on out and enjoy live music, the museum's exhibitions, and a cash bar for your Friday night plans!Find out more »