Sunday, February 20, 2022
3:30 pm EST
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February 26-27, 2022
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WPAC Instrumental Hall
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1:00 pm EST
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Luthier Bill Glez was born in 1970 in Havana, Cuba. He migrated to the United States at 23 years of age. He soon began a carpentry and wood flooring business in Miami, Fl. He got inspired to build his first guitar in 2015 for his daughter that was studying music at the time. After much research he started making his first guitar with regular carpentry tools. The knowledge and skill acquired working with wood for so many years in the past served as a base for his new profession as a guitar maker. After making his first guitar it became a passion. In 2017 he decided to get professionally trained, studying traditional construction techniques in Malaga Spain by Master Guitar maker Pablo Requena, and after his apprenticeship he set up his own workshop in Miami, Fl. In 2018 he participated in Antonio Marin Montero Guitar Making Competition Granada Spain and his guitar was chosen in the semi-finals. He builds his Guitars in the Spanish tradition, using only carefully selected woods. His instruments are entirely handmade and finished with shellac Method. His guitars have been praised for having a charming, balanced, rounded and clear sound. He currently continues to deliver high-end classical and flamenco guitars.

The winner of MIGF 2022 Virtual Concert Artist Performance Competition will receive a Bill Glez classical concert model guitar.