The Bolton Guitar Studies Program is proud to announce the recital date of one of its undergraduate students, Kathy Acosta Zavala. Her senior recital will take place on Sunday, February 16th at 2:30pm in Holsclaw Hall.
The program will consist of works by several Latin American composers, as well as some European composers. The first half will start with the work of the Peruvian composer nicknamed “El Tunante;” to follow this piece the program will continue with a set of 5 preludes by the Uruguayan composer Abel Carlevaro; the first half will end with La Catedral, piece composed by Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios Mangoré. The second half will open with a set of variations on “Las Folias,” a Spanish theme, composed by the Italian composer Mauro Giuliani. El Decamerón Negro by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer will follow the short variations. Finally, the recital will end with the energetic work of Joaquín Turina titled Fantasía Sevillana.
Kathy Acosta Zavala is a classical guitarist born in Lima, Peru. In 2011, she received the Mulcahy Foundation Scholarship and the International Tuition Award after being accepted to begin her studies at the University of Arizona’s Bolton Guitar Program, one of the most renowned guitar studios in the world.
Currently in her Senior year, Kathy has achieved great honors in the academic and guitar areas throughout her undergraduate studies. This year she was the University of Arizona School of Music recipient of the prestigious Presser Foundation Award. She was also the recipient of the Medici Scholars Award and the Honors College 2013-2014 Research grant . In December of 2012 and 2013, she was one of the four top prize-winners featured in the William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital. And to add to her achievements, in April of 2012 she was the third-prize winner in the 25th Annual Leonard and David Schaeffer competition.