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Xavier Jara, guitar


Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations required

Graduate Recital


Manuel María Ponce
Suite in D Major
   I. Prelude
   II. Courante
   III. Sarabande
   IV. Gavottes I and II
   V. Gigue

Graeme Koehne
A Closed World of Fine Feelings and Grand Design

Leo Brouwer
Sonata del Caminante
   I. Visión de la Amazonia
   II. El gran Sertão
   III. Danza festiva
   IV. Toccata nordestina

- Intermission -

Santiago de Murcia
Selections from Saldívar Codex No. 4
   Marionas por la B
   Folías italianas

Manuel María Ponce
Diferencias sobre la folía de España y fuga


Artist Profile

American classical guitarist, Xavier Jara (1993), is the 1st prize winner of the 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. A native of Minnesota, Jara was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011 when he moved to Paris, France to study with Judicaël Perroy. Jara studied in Paris for six years with Perroy. During this time he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he also studied with French guitarist Olivier Chassain, and lute master Eric Bellocq. He received 1st place in a number of international competitions including the Viseu International Competition (2014), the Boston Guitarfest (2014), the Gargnano, Italy Competition (2015), the Ciudad de Coria Competition (2015), and the Tokyo International Competition (2016). In 2016, Jara returned home to the United States to win the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America’s Rose Augustine Grand Prize. Jara's 2017-2018 concert tour began in September 2017. He performed 65 concerts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala & Panama, including a concert at Carnegie Hall (April 5, 2018). He has recently performed in Central America, Japan, and France.

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