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Internationally awarded guitarist Laura Mazon Franqui is a very active artist, committed to innovation and a performer who is dedicated to the development of the classical guitar field in Miami. Laura is consecrated to the study and expansion of the guitar in the 21st century, seeking to break boundaries between the popular (electrical/acoustic) and the classical styles, and to take the instrument to a higher level of reception to new audiences and generations. Innovation and Art Integration are the words that drive her as a mission.
Laura holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Miami and develops as a professional classical guitar performer, as well as a guitar professor at the University of Miami Preparatory Program.
Recently awarded with the Hispanic Scholar Recognition as well as the Second Prize at the International Guitar Festival of New Orleans (being the first student in the history of the Miamian Institution to receive an international honour in the guitar field), Lauara focuses her intentions now on the production and launch of her debut CD as well as the creation of her non-profit GuitarGirls.
Since age ten, Laura has been an active guitarist, participating in numerous master classes with some the biggest names in the guitar industry (Leo Brower, Manuel Barrueco, Victor Pellegrini, Victor Rodriguez, Meng Su, Martha Masters, Adam Levin), performing at hundreds of venues around the world in countries such as Cuba, Spain, Ecuador and the United States and engaging in numerous recording collaborations.
In her quest to expand horizons for the classical guitar, Miss Mazon has offered concerts at numerous renowned scenarios around the US such as Mid-Manhattan Library at NYC, Florentino Community Center at Harvard, Vizcaya, Etra Gallery, Clarke Recital Hall, Koubeck Center, Coral Gables Museum and Miami Conservatory of Music Recital Hall among others. Laura is a recognized member of the IASMPL and the American Musicological Society, as well as the Guitar Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music in Havana, Cuba.