Guitar, 2022 MIGF Concert Artist Performance Competition Winner
Saturday, February 18, 2023
2:30 pm EST
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Cuban virtuoso guitarist Millet Padrón Fernández began her guitar studies in 2012, joining by proficiency exam to the 3rd year of the Elementary Level of Music, at the Alejandro García Caturla Conservatory, Havana, Cuba, as a student of maestro Alejandro Coira. She continued her studies of Intermediate Level at the National School of Arts, as a student of maestro Ricardo González and then of maestro Jesús Ortega, graduating in 2018. Graduated in December 2021 from the University of the Arts of Cuba, in the specialty of Guitar, under the tutelage of maestro Jesús Ortega. Since 2018 she has been a guitar teacher at the National School of Music and since 2022 at the University of the Arts. She belongs to the family of Artists sponsored by the American string brand “Augustine Strings” as an ambassador.

In her training she has received master classes from maestros Joaquín Clerch, Jorge Luis Zamora, Pepe Romero, Marco Tamayo, Rafael Padrón, Anabel Montesinos, Frans Halasz and Ileana Matos.

She has been awarded in several national and international competitions, among which stand out: Prize in the 2017 UNEAC Performance Competition; Grand Prize MUSICALIA 2021, in the Soloist Performer Category; Third Prize in 2021 Miami International GuitART Festival Virtual Concert Artist Performance Competition (MIGF), 2021 Altamira International Virtual Guitar Competition, and 2021 Albania Guitar Festival and Competition, Category V; Second Prize in 2020 Florida Guitar Foundation Virtual Classical Guitar Competition, Intermediate Division, and in 2021 Florida Guitar Foundation Virtual Classical Guitar Competition, Open Division; First Prize in 2021 Guitarlab Virtual International Classical Guitar Competition. Open Division. First Prize in 2022 Miami International GuitART Festival Virtual Concert Artist Performance Competition (MIGF), Open Division.

She has performed in different concert halls in the country, such as: Minor Basilica of the Convent of San Francisco de Asís , Iglesia de Paula, Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), National Theater of Cuba, Sala Villena of the UNEAC, Cultural Center Bertolt Brecht and National Library, successfully performing concerts at the Contemporary Music Festival, Festival “Fiesta de la Guitarra in Havana”, Festival of Arts, workshop SOUNDFARM VOL 5, Festival “A Tempo con Caturla”, Guitar Festival Edgardo Martín, Guitar Festival “IDENTIDADES” and Concert “Salutación Fraterna a Leo Brouwer”, among others.

Millet Padron’s YouTube Channel