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Ms. Chaconne Klaverenga burst onto the concert stage and international guitar competition world at age 14 giving solo concerts to sold-out venues and securing 14 championship titles in the world’s most prestigious International Classical Guitar Competitions.
Excerpts of her solo concerts and CD recordings have been featured 11 times on American Public Media’s Performance Today and Sunday Baroque. She has also been featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top with Maestra JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Her elegant and accomplished performances have won the hearts of audiences throughout the United States.
The poetry of her interpretations and graceful yet exciting stage presence proves she plays the guitar the way the rest of us breathe. She has repeatedly been hailed by the press as a significant rising star in the world of classical guitar and one of the most beautiful women on stage.
Ms. Klaverenga performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. for the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project and also presented the World Premier of the Guitar Concerto in A Minor by Rene Schiffer with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in Lafayette, IN. The concerto was commissioned by the Lafayette Symphony for performance with Ms. Klaverenga.
Ms. Klaverenga is currently on scholarship pursuing her Master’s of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the world renowned Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio with Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux. She completed her Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Mr. Vieaux. She studied privately with Denis Azabagic of the Chicago College of the Performing Arts and has also studied privately and in master class with the most prestigious names in the classical guitar world by personal invitation.
She is a three-time recipient of the Michael and Amelia Alban Award for the past three years as Best Guitarist from the Cleveland Institute of Music.