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Rafael Padron

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Cuban born guitarist, Rafael Padron, has won top prizes in many national and international competitions, among them the Best Interpretation of Latin American Music in Havana; The Diploma of Honor at the International Classical Guitar Competition in Chile; a top prize at the National Guitar Competition in Havana and winner of the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center Recital Series Competitions in the United States of America. Mr. Padron graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where he completed his Graduate Performance Diploma on a full scholarship, under the tutelage of world-renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco. He accomplished his Master’s Degree Diploma at the University of Miami in December 2005. Currently, he is the Chair of the Guitar Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.