Federico Musgrove, Classical Guitarist, Performs for GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series

GuitarSarasota presents Federico Musgrove on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239.

Concerts are organized by GuitarSarasota with gracious support from the Vera & Imre Hecht Foundation, Inc.

Concerts are free and open to the public, no reservations are necessary. Seating is open, and available on a “first come, first served basis”.

This series is organized by GuitarSarasota with gracious support from sponsors and members. Seating is open, and available on a “first come, first served basis”. The host, Dr. Zachary Johnson of GuitarSarasota, introduces the artists, as well as engages the audience in an enlightening conversation with the musicians.

A short Meet The Artists reception is held following the concert.

Federico, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, started playing guitar at the age of twelve. In 2001, he moved to Miami, Florida and decided to pursue a career in music. Although having been trained as an electric guitarist, he decided to focus on classical guitar. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Miami where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music performance.

As a student, he has played in Master Classes for artists such as Denis Azabagic, Manuel Barrueco, Margarita Escarpa, Máximo Diego Pujol, Berta Rojas, and Hopkinson Smith to name a few.

In 2011, Federico became the first student to earn a Master’s Degree in classical guitar performance from Florida International University, where he studied with Rafael Padrón. Although the guitar represents his biggest passion, his interest in music took him in different directions. Besides studying jazz guitar, and performing with the Gold Coast Opera, he also holds a diploma in Audio Technology from the SAE Institute, one of the most recognized centers in music production and sound engineering.

His most recent performances include solo recitals, appearances with the Miami Guitar Trio, the FIU Symphony Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. Mr. Musgrove is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Miami under a full scholarship, where he is a Teacher Assistant and a Henry Mancini Fellow.

Federico is currently the head guitar instructor at Music Instruction Specialists, in Miami, faculty member at the Miami Conservatory of Music, and founding President and Executive Director of the Florida Guitar Foundation.