WELCOME

Welcome to Miami International GuitART Festival (MIGF), celebrating Miami’s Cuban heritage at the Florida International University School of Music.

CONCERTS

Featuring world-renowned artists in concerts, lectures, and masterclasses. Including Maestro Leo Brouwer and Sonantas Habaneras among many others; check out the exciting artist lineup!

MASTERCLASSES

Enroll in the masterclasses taught by the festival artists in a friendly and highly informational learning environment.

COMPETITIONS

$10,000 in prizes! Open to any age and nationality, register in the inaugural MIGF concert artist performance competition, as well as the annual MIGF composition competition.

LEO BROUWER

One of the greatest contemporary musicians, the Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist Leo Brouwer, whose works have been performed and recorded by guitarists throughout the world, will be celebrated with a tribute concert in the festival.

JESÚS ORTEGA & SONANTAS HABANERAS

Under the direction of Jesús Ortega, one the best professional guitar orchestras in the world Sonantas Habaneras presents a unique repertoire from classical and Cuban traditions. 

EDUARDO MARTIN

One of the most accomplished musicians of his generation, the Cuban guitarist and composer Eduardo Martin is acclaimed internationally  for his master compositions and virtuosic performances.

The festival saw eminent guitarists from around the world come together and provide a fantastic and euphoric spectacle which surpassed the audience's expectations. A remarkable and innovative Luthiers Expo was also a part of the festival. The MIGF is yet another feather in the cap of FIU.

Jay Vanparia, Beacon

The performances and workshops were of extremely high quality, offering an eclectic blend of the instrument for any tastes and interest.

Frederick Perry, Professor of Business Law, Florida International University

GuitART 2016 offered a welcome, fresh approach, with its wide variety of styles, new or less-known repertoire, and different chamber music settings. All in all, audiences experienced the guitar in its full glory at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

Sam Desmet, Guitarist/Scholar, Classical Guitar Magazine

It was a great honor for me that I was invited to be a part of this mind blowing festival.

Benjamin Verdery, Guitarist/Composer, Yale School of Music

I was simply amazed by the magnitude, professionalism and quality of every detail of the inspiring Miami International GuitART Festival...Bravo!

Fredrick Kaufman, Composer, Founding Director of FIU School of Music

Congratulations on an incredibly successful guitar festival! Thanks so much for bringing this to FIU.

James Webb, Professor of Physics, Director of Stocker AstroScience Center at FIU