Saturday, February 24, 2024
4:00 pm
WPAC Concert Hall
$20 general, $15 senior/FIU faculty, staff, & alumni, $5 student
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2024 MIGF Festival Pass
is available to attend all festival events at a single reduced price: $100 general, $70 senior/FIU faculty, staff, & alumni, $30 student
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Laura Mazon Franqui is one of the leading Cuban and Latin American classical guitarists of her generation. Recently awarded with theAugustine Artist endorsement sponsored by Augustine Strings, she is now part of a historically recognized collective comprised of the world’s finest guitarists which started with the great Andres Segovia.Laura Mazon is also a Cordoba Guitars Artist, and a Guitar Salon International scholarship awardee. The young guitarist aims to break the boundaries and challenge the orthodoxia present in the classical guitar world, offering a unique musical perspective of the guitar, infused by the rich cultural heritage of her Cuban roots, the best of the classical traditions, and the contemporary trends and influences of the 21st Century.

Praised as “An accomplished guitarist of Hispanic Latino descent” (Digital Journal), “A fine player from whom great things can be expected” (Albert Kunze, Soundboard Magazine Music Critic), an “Evocative and passionate classical guitarist who draws the audience into her performances with engaging musical interpretations” (Federico Musgrove, Florida Guitar Foundation Executive Director), and a performer who “Plays the guitar with majesty and sensitivity to color and nuance” (Adam Levin, XXI Century music specialist, guitar virtuoso), Laura is a Cuban born Internationally awarded guitarist determined to explore the guitar possibilities into the contemporary context.

Laura enjoys an active performing career since age 10, and has taken her artistry to hundreds of venues around the world in countries such as Cuba, Spain, Ecuador and the United States; such as: Mid-Manhattan Library, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela’s Auditorium, the Guild of Boston Artists, Gusman Concert Hall, Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall, Vanderbuilt Theater, Teatro Auditorium Amadeo Roldan, Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Basilica Menor del Convento San Francisco de Asis, ArtistTree Community Arts Center, Perez Art Museum, Koubeck Center, among others.