American classical guitarist, Xavier Jara (1993), is the 1st prizewinner of the 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. A native of Minnesota, Jara was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011 when he moved to Paris, France to study with Judicael Perroy. Jara studied in Paris for six years with Perroy.
During this time he completed his Bachelor's Degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he also studied with French guitarist, Olivier Chassain, and lute master, Eric Bellocq. He received 1st place in a number of international competitions including the Boston Guitarfest (2014), the Gargnano, Italy Competition (2015) and the Tokyo International Competition (2016). In 2016, Jara returned home to the United States to win the Guitar Foundation of America's Rose Augustine Grand Prize.
Please Note: In order to pass along the savings of no ticket service fees to you, the Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series no longer uses mailed or emailed physical tickets. Your name will be at the desk located at the entrance of each performance. If you are purchasing these tickets for someone else, just email us the name of the person picking up the tickets and we will have their name at the door. As long as your party arrives together we only need one name of the person picking up the tickets. We will confirm that we received your ticket transfer request by sending you an email. Please email ticket transfer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions pertaining to your tickets please feel free to call or text us at 503-830-1417 but all ticket transfer requests should come in an email or text. Make sure you give us the name of the person who purchased the tickets and the name of who you are transferring them to if you send a text. Please give us you ticket transfer request by 6:00 PM the day of the performance.
Also, in order to be eligible to purchase this discount ticket, you must be either a senior over 60, a current student, a Portland Classic Guitar Series season ticket holder, or a Portland Guitar Society member.