Kathy Acosta Zavala is a classical guitarist whose artistry has delighted audiences in Tignes, France; Quebec, Canada; Lima, Peru and Arizona, USA. Ms. Acosta Zavala performed her debut concert in Peru, her cherished homeland, last summer during the VI International Guitar Fest. In 2016 she spent six months in Spain learning from the living legends of the guitar world at the Masters in Classical Guitar Interpretation of the University of Alicante.
Upon her return to the international competition scene from her studies in Spain, she was awarded second place at the “I International Guitar Competition for Latin American Female Guitarists” held in Sonora, Mexico. In 2014, Ms. Acosta Zavala became the first female guitarist to ever win the Leonard and David Schaeffer Memorial Guitar Competition. That same year she was the University of Arizona School of Music recipient of the prestigious Presser Foundation Award and the Sigma Alpha Iota Summer Music Scholarship awardee. Ms. Acosta Zavala plays a 2014 Gnatek guitar and is currently pursuing her PhD in Musicology and Guitar with hopes to shed light into the vast musical and pedagogical contributions of female guitarists throughout the 19th and 20th century.
Suggested admission is $10 at the door. Students with ID are complimentary.