The third concert of the Miami World Music Festival will feature music of Spain, as played by the renowned Miami Guitar Trio and guest artist concert guitarist Rafael Padrón.
The Miami Guitar Trio, a unique chamber group in South Florida, was formed in 2009 and is comprised of Federico Bonacossa, Federico Musgrove, and Corey Harvin. Their nationalities and ethnic backgrounds are characteristic of the diverse environment of the region. The group has performed for the Sarasota Guitar Society and at the Miami International Guitar Festival. Most recently, they performed an all-baroque program for the Miami Bach Society and were featured on NPR's South Florida station in a live concert and interview.
Cuban born guitarist, Rafael Padrón, began studying the guitar at the age of eleven. Padrón has been featured in festivals like the International Festival of Guitar in Havana, Cuba; The International Festival of Music of El Hatillo in Caracas, Venezuela, where he premiered Leo Brouwer’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra No. 3, “Elegíaco”; The International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica were he premiered Leo Brouwer’s Suite “From Yesterday to Penny Lane”; The International Festival of the Guitar in Panama; The International Music Festival in Costa Rica; The Festival Iberoamericano de Guitarra, Tenerife, Spain; Rust International Guitar Festival and Competition, Austria; and Bruno International Guitar Festival, in Czech Republic.