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Katty Mayorga, Guitar, Suzuki

Katty Anna Mayorga began her guitar studies in Guatemala at the age of 6, concentrating in Latin American pop music on acoustic guitar. At the age of 9 she moved to Costa Rica were she studied under the lead guitarist of a tropical band called Kike de Heredia. A year later, she ventured on her own and became skilled in rock, heavy metal, folk, and flamenco. Having always loved classical music, she decided to broaden her knowledge and concentrate on classical guitar.

Ms. Mayorga moved to New York in 2003 to begin her studies with Jon LaRotonda in Upstate New York. Six months later, she moved to Westchester County were she studied with Peter Press and auditioned to join the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. She completed her Performance in Classical Guitar undergraduate degree graduating Magna Cum Laude and her Master’s degree under Frederic Hand. She is under the tutelage of João Luiz Rezende of the Brasil Guitar Duo. She has attended and performed for various masterclasses by world renowned guitarists such as Dale Kavanagh, Ana Vidovic, Sharon Isbin, Susana Prieto, and many others.

Katty has performed for Galas at the Performing Arts Center in Westchester County, in numerous events at Museums of Art, like the Neuberger and Museum openings in New York City. She has taken part of Music and art festivals at the Clemente Soto Velez center in downtown Manhattan and has shared the stage with Kelli O’Hara, Marvin Hamlisch and James Earl Jones at fundraising events. She has performed in various churches in the town of Lewisboro and in various Recital Halls throughout New York State. She has taken part of many Women’s festivals in Connecticut, in which some of her students have also performed. Miss Mayorga has been in Mozart Festivals in Long Island and Chamber Wind Concerts in various states, featuring her as a soloist and her duos JKLM and Duo Metropolitano. She has collaborated many times with NYC based choreographers and the dance department at SUNY Purchase.

Her classical repertoire ranges from the late renaissance, classical, romantic and neo-classical periods. She currently is part of Duo Metropolitano with guitarist James Wellington and the flute and guitar duo JKLM, with flutist Jamie Lee. Katty actively teaches and is Suzuki certified. The studios she currently teaches at are: Blue Bus Music, Convent of the Sacred Heart (CT), and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

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