Carmen F.

Carmen - River Music School London

Tutor of Guitar and Music Theory

Carmen began her Classical Guitar studies at the age of six. A prize winner of national competitions, Carmen has performed in concerts throughout her native country of Venezuela and United Kingdom. In 2011 she won first prize in the National Guitar Competition 'Alírio Díaz' and in 2014 won the National Guitar Competition of Angostura. In 2015 Carmen graduated as an Art Middle Technician (Guitar Performance) from the “Voces de Carayaca” Arts School in Carayaca Venezuela. Her regular participation in master classes with visiting international guitarists such as Matthew McAllister, José Antonio Escobar, Otto Tolonen, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Luis Zea and Pavel Steidl, has helped enhance Carmen's learning and encouraged her to look outside of Venezuela to facilitate the next step in her education.

 

She graduated as a Bachelor of Music Performance (Hons), Classical Guitar from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, thanks to the generous support of ABRSM. Carmen is the first Venezuelan guitarist who has been given a full scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and this gives her the opportunity to represent her country as a Venezuelan musician. Carmen’s education and experience entitle her to teach Classical Guitar and music theory at any levels, she believes teaching is the way to preserve music as a universal language. 

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