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Xavier Jera, Guitarist

The School of Music welcomes classical guitarist Xavier Jara, the first prize winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America International competition. At the age of 24, Xavier Jara has already won many important competitions, including 1st prize at the Andrés Segovia competition in Velbert, Germany; 1st prize at the Boston Guitarfest; 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition of Viseu in Portugal; 1st prize at the Gargnano International Guitar Competition in Italy; and, most recently, 1st prize at the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition in 2016.