Classical guitarist and composer Celso Cano has performed in concerts throughout the Americas and Europe. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Andrés Segovia Competition in Spain and the D’Addario Foundation Fellowship. He recently earned his M.M. degree from Florida International University under Mesut Özgen and Rafael Padrón and became the first guitarist to win its 18th Annual Concerto Competition. He performed Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the FIU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of James Judd. He is currently working on his doctorate and is a teaching assistant under Bruce Holzman at Florida State University. His piece “Souvenirs” for solo guitar, received 3rd Prize at the 2019 Leo Brouwer International Composition Competition.