Xavier Jara

Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 8:00 PM

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

Co-presentation with the Guitar Foundation of America

Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America’s Solo Artist Competition


DOWLAND Three Fantasies
BACH Concerto No. 1 in D Major, BWV 972 (arr. Perroy)
GOSS Labyrinth
JEREMY COLLINS Snehurka, Elegy
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Variations across the Centuries, Op. 71
MARTIN Quatre Pieces Breves
ALBENIZ Cordoba and Cataluna

American classical guitarist Xavier Jara won first prize in the 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. A native of Minnesota, he was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011, when he moved to Paris to study with Judicael Perroy for six years. During this time he completed his bachelor’s degree at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, where he also studied with the French guitarist Olivier Chassain, and the lutenist Eric Bellocq.

He took first place in a number of international competitions, including the Boston Guitarfest (2014), the Gargnano, Italy, Competition (2015) and the Tokyo International Competition (2016). In 2016 he returned home to the United States to win the Guitar Foundation of America’s Rose Augustine Grand Prize.