During the First Friday Art Walk Recital at the Cathedral Basilica, enjoy a variety of music. Each month will feature a different performer. Violist Mr. David Padraza will be the guest artist during this month’s Art Walk. He’ll perform a 45 minute recital with piano accompaniment.
David holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music, recently finishing his Master of Music at the same institution with an award of full scholarship. He won the First Prize with Vitali String Quartet at the 2004 MTNA Virginia chamber music competition and also has received honorific mentions in 2005 and 2007 from the MTNA Viola competition in Florida. He has participated in master classes of Carol Rodland, Jeffrey Irvine, Roberto Diaz, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Slowik, Orlando Cole, Arnold Steinhardt, Ellen Rose Basil Vendryes and Wilfried Strehle.
Recently he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UAT. David has performed in countries like: Mexico, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Spain, France, Switzerland and the UK. His main teacher was Ralph Fielding. Currently he is part of the Con Brio Quartet, and Principal Viola with Symphony of the Americas.
There will be a free-will offering. Please click on the event website link for more information.