Martha Masters GFA Winner
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AGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORE:
Vals, Op. 8, No. 3
Vals, Op. 8, No. 4
Homenaje a la Catedral de Santo Domingo
Makedonsko devojce (Walk Dance)
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Martha Masters is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation, being described as "artful, virtuosic and sophisticated" (Palos Verdes Peninsula News), with "poise, maturity and clean technique" (San Antonio Express-News). In October of 2000 she won first prize at the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Solo Competition, including a recording with Naxos, a concert video with Mel Bay, and an extensive North American concert tour. In November of 2000, she also won the Andres Segovia International Guitar Competition in Linares, Spain, and was a finalist in the Alexandre Tansman International Competition of Musical Personalities in Lodz, Poland. Prior to 2000, she was a prizewinner or finalist in numerous other international competitions, including the 1999 International Guitar Competition "Paco Santiago Marin" in Granada, Spain, the 1998 Tokyo International Guitar Competition, and the 1997 GFA International Solo Competition.
Martha Masters received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Manuel Barrueco, and completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern California as a student of Scott Tennant.
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