Close up photograph of Professor Mark Switzer playing guitar

Guitar Series

About the Guitar Series

The HCC Guitar Series provides an opportunity for our community to experience the artistry of world-class musicians right here at Dale Mabry Campus.  

Sponsored by the campus Student Government Association, the series has been fortunate to host classical guitarists including Pepe Romero, Jason Vieaux, members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Jorge Caballero, Beijing Duo, SoloDuo and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. The series also includes the first prize winner of the annual Guitar Foundation of America’s International Competition, along with other talented performers whose classical guitar careers are ascending.

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Upcoming Performances

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Eleftheria Kotzia

Concert Classical Guitarist

Concert:

Friday, March 24, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Eleftheria Kotzia has been on the cover of the major guitar magazines (Classical Guitar, Guitar International). Described by USA Review as doing for the Greek soul what flamenco does for the Spanish, Eleftheria has toured regularly in Europe, Canada, the United States, South America, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East. Among her teachers have been Julian Bream, Alexandre Lagoya, Dimitri Fampas, David Russell and Timothy Walker. When Eleftheria made her London debut the Times admired her skill, unfailing beguiling tone and her ability to vary her touch with fluency.

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Masterclass with Eleftheria Kotzia, classical guitarist

Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To participate in the masterclass, please contact us at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu. Those who wish to watch the masterclass are welcome to attend without reservation.

 

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Previous 2022–2023 Performances

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ANDREA GONZALEZ CABALLERO

Andrea Gonzalez Caballero

Concert Guitarist

Concert:

Friday, September 23, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Operaworld Magazine describes Andrea Gonzalez Caballero as “the female voice of the Spanish guitar”. The BBC Music Magazine described her as one of today’s young rising stars of the classical guitar. Andrea has appeared at international festivals and concert series around the world. Andrea’s 2017 Naxos CD, which contains the premiere of new guitar compositions and pieces by composers like B.Britten, Albéniz or Tárrega was received with great acclaim: “This album is a delicate, elegant and majestic musical word…” obtaining the Golden Melomano distinction by Melomano Magazine.

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Gohar Vardanyan

Gohar Vardanyan

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Masterclass with Gohar Vardanyan, classical guitarist

Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To participate in the masterclass, please contact us at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu. Those who wish to watch the masterclass are welcome to attend without reservation.

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For more information, please contact Mark Switzer or Kathy Pantelis at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu.

Get your tickets

All Guitar Series events are free for current students, staff and faculty. Just bring your Hawk Card ID.

Location

Performances and masterclasses for the Guitar Series are located in the Dale Mabry Student Services Auditorium.

DSTU 111
Student Services Building, Room 111
Dale Mabry Campus

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Connect with Us

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For more information, please contact Mark Switzer or Kathy Pantelis at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu or reach out to us at one of our staff.

Contact Information
Mathematics Professor
Dale Mabry
DSSC 235
Music Professor
Dale Mabry
DSSC 244