The 2014 Valentine Artist Series event will feature classical guitarist Gabriel Rodríguez. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Maranatha gymnasium.
The evening’s program includes classical, sacred, and fun selections. An offering will be taken to offset concert expenses.
The Puerto Rican classical guitarist graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where he earned a M.M. under the tutelage of Master Iván Rijos and a B.M. under the tutelage of Master Leonardo Egúrbida. He had the honor of studying and participating in master classes under prestigious artists, such as Leonardo Egúrbida, Iván Rijos, Dr. José A. López, Orlando Laureano, Eduardo Fernández, René Izquierdo, Elina Chekan, and Manuel Barrueco, amongst others.
Rodríguez was the 1st prize winner of the National Classical Guitar Competition 2009 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and subsequently served as deputy director of the competition. He has performed in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Spain.
Gabriel Rodríguez has served on the faculty of Puerto Rico Baptist College (Colegio Universitario Bautista) where he conducted the choir and taught classical guitar, music theory, sight singing, introduction to conducting, and music appreciation.