Jamie Monck & Javier Contreras Guitar Festival Concert

Jamie Monck follows in the footsteps of Segovia, Bream, Fisk, and others through his commitment to commissioning new works for solo guitar. At the 2022 University of Louisville Guitar Festival he will be premiering a new sonata by Javier Contreras, and a new piece by Andrew M Rodriguez. In the fall of 2022 he will also be premiering award-winning Canadian composer Liam Ritz’s new “Four Bagatelles.”

His project “dark is a way,” is a collection of new pieces for solo electric guitar composed for him by Gulli Bjornsson, Isaac Roth Blumfield, Yaz Lancaster, James May, Andrew M Rodriguez, and Cassie Wieland. The full recording of the project is now available on Bandcamp. 



Guitarist and composer born in the Chilean Patagonia. Recognised by peers as possessing great technical excellence and considered by many as one of the most brilliant composers of his generation, having in his repertoire a large quantity of pieces for solo instruments, chamber music, orchestras and choirs.  As a composer he has been largely self-taught and as a guitarist his main influences have been his father, Manuel Contreras, Ariela Caripan in Music Conservatory of UMAG and recognised Chilean guitarist, Jose Antonio Escobar.  He won first prize in the “Boston Guitar Fest” composition competition (Boston, USA), first prize in the Lisker Music Foundation composition competition (Chicago, USA), first prize in Black Cedar Inaugural Commissioning Competition and first prize in the Liliana Perez Coroy national classical guitar competition (Chile).  He has also won awards in the Miguel Llovet classical guitar competition (Barcelona, Spain) and in the “International Guitar Festival Rust” composition competition (Austria).  

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 4:00pm

School of Music, Comstock
105 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


School of Music


$20 general admission / $10 students




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