Dept. of Performing and Visual Arts
- M.M. Florida International University
Guitarist/composer Celso Cano has captivated audiences in concert halls throughout the North and South America and Europe. The Aamulehti in Finland described him as “an artist with temperament, the model of good sound.” He has received numerous prizes and awards including Segovia International Guitar Competition and the D'Addario Foundation Fellowship. In addition to performing solo concerts, Cano has collaborated with many ensembles. He has been a guest artist with the Florida Grand Opera in productions of Il Barbieri di Seviglia and Don Pasquale and a soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He also recently became the first guitarist to win the 18th Annual Concerto Competition of Florida International University's Symphony Orchestra and performed Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez under the direction of James Judd.
He is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science at Nova Southeastern University and is working on a new CD featuring his own music, the music of Tárrega, Barrios and Albeniz and his own transcriptions of Scarlatti, Geminiani and Mendelssohn.
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