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Andrea Gonzales Caballero will play June 7 at Eliot Chapel in Portland. There are still a few concerts left in this season's US Classic Guitar series.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Andrea Gonzales Caballero from Spain will present a classical guitar concert June 7 at Eliot Chapel in Portland.

U.S. Classic Guitar, formerly known as Portland Classic Guitar, continues its series of concerts featuring the greatest guitarists in the world. The next concert takes place at 8 p.m. June 7 featuring Andrea Gonzales Caballero of Spain. The concert will be held in Eliot Chapel, 1011 SW 12th Ave. in Portland.

Considered one of today's most acclaimed young guitarists, Caballero stands out for her character and sensitivity. She has recently been awarded with the first prize at the "XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition," being the youngest guitarist to achieve it. She has obtained more than 20 national and international prizes such as the first prize and the special prize Carla Minen at the XL International Competition F. Sor (Rome) and the Honorary Prize David Russell for young talents.

?In 2017 she made her debut in China offering a tour of concerts in six cities, obtaining excellent reviews. In her growing career, she has been invited to festivals such as Guitar Festival of San Diego (USA), International Guitar Festival of Szeged (Hungary), Guitar Festival of Monterrey (Mexico), Festival Isaac Nicola in Havana (Cuba) or Viva la Guitarra in Düsseldorf (Germany) where she played as soloist with the Sinfonietta Ratingen orchestra the and the conductor Thomas Gabrisch. Andrea has also performed in distinguished theaters such as the National Auditorium of Madrid and the Juan March Foundation among others. Selected by the International Guitar Foundation of London in 2016, she debuted in the UK offering concerts in venues such as King's Cross in London or Sage Gateshead in Newcastle, expanding the number of countries in which she has performed.

?Andrea has been supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), AIE (Society of Performing Artists of Spain) and Provincial Council of Guipuzcoa to study at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf (Germany), where she graduated with honors.

?In 2017 Andrea published her new CD recorded by Naxos, where she combines new guitar compositions dedicated to her by J. Clerch and master works for guitar by I. Albéniz, F. Tárrega or B. Britten.

Tickets to the concert start at $19. They can be purchased online at usclassicguitar.org.

Upcoming US Classic Guitar concerts include Beijing Guitar Duo June 28 and Benjamin Verdery July 18. Tickets for either concert start at $19. Learn more online at usclassicguitar.org.


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