“[Pieces by Regondi and Villa-Lobos] perfectly demonstrated his technique, dexterity and speed at playing. The former took Bedoya off again to a world of his own, containing only him and his guitar, with quick, complex runs and scales that received thunderous applause.”
“A complete musician that excels in all range of styles.”
Carlos debuted for us in 2017 in our Opening Artist program, warming the stage for our GFA Winner’s Concert with Thibaut Garcia. This concert remains one of our finest to date, in no small part to Carlos’ impeccable playing. Carlos returns 6 years later, now a multi-award winning guitarist and master of his craft. We’re extremely excited to see how far he has come, and can’t wait to have him back on our stage.
Pianist Cristina Loscutova Bedoya joins Carlos this concert for select works.
Works to be performed by Weiss, Rodrigo, Assad, Mompou, Garotto, Falquez, and Gutierrez.
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11/18/23: Carlos Bedoya will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, November 18 at 1:00 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Mr. Bedoya has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Carlos and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
Colombian guitarist Carlos Bedoya is a rising concert artist currently pursuing a D.M degree at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music where he also serves as Associate Instructor. Apart from his performance career, Bedoya also enjoys teaching, collaborating through chamber music, and furthering cultural enrichment through community engagement and volunteering opportunities.
As an avid competitor, Bedoya has garnered more than 20 top prizes in national and international competitions including: Chicago Guitar Festival, Art Farm at Serenbe Guitar Competition, Appalachian State Guitar Competition, University of Memphis International Guitar Competition, Sinaloa International Guitar Competition, Hong Kong IFA Guitar Competition, Florida State University Guitar Competition, Southern Guitar Festival, Sarajevo International Guitar Festival, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition, amongst others.
Some of his most significant concert engagements include performances at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Florida State University, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, Antioquia Music Fest, the Cape Classical Artist concert series, Uniquindio Guit-Art Festival, and special appearances at the International Clarinet Association, the Cartagena Music Festival, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has performed as soloist with the Schwob Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northern Lights Music Festival Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, and the Rowan University Orchestra.
Aside from his career as a performer, Bedoya maintains a busy teaching schedule and has an avid enthusiasm for singing and conducting. Bedoya is also an occasional composer and arranger and is currently a Yamaha classical guitar ambassador.
Born in Rezina, Moldova, Cristina Bedoya studied at the Republican Lyceum of Music “Ciprian Porumbescu” under the professor Larisa Jar and has participated in numerous festivals and competitions throughout Europe and U.S. In 2017, Cristina received the 3rd prize in the Osaka International Music Competition, Japan. She is the first prize winner of the NJMTA young artist competitions and has performed with the Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony orchestra of Teleradio- Moldova. In 2018, Cristina received the Jacobs Music Company Steinway award and the W. Clarke Pfleeger Award for outstanding pianistic ability and musicianship. She holds a B.M in Piano Performance from Rowan University, NJ and a M.M in Piano Performance from Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, GA. Currently, Cristina works as a ballet pianist at Indiana University.