Lafayette, LA- Classical guitarist Florian Larousse will perform at Asbury Methodist Church Thursday, March 31st at 7:30pm. The young French classical guitar virtuoso Florian Larousse, at the age of 22, has already wowed audiences on multiple continents. From numerous prizes in the some of the most significant international competitions of the guitar world to audience choice awards and recording contracts, Larousse has shot to the forefront of his field.

Larousse has earned prizes in a number of international competitions in various countries including France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. His performance at the Jose Tomás Competition (Spain) earned him first prize and the Audience Choice Award in addition to resulting in a tour of Spain to 10 different cities as well as a recording contract. In 2009 he won the Koblenz International guitar Competition “Hubert Kappel” (Germany) and later that year won the coveted first prize of The Guitar Foundation of America International Artist Competition (GFA). His win at the 2009 GFA International Concert Artist Competition resulted in a 9-month concert tour in the United States, including a performance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, as well as a number of concerts in Brazil, Canada, China, and Mexico.

This concert is possible through the courtesy of the UL Lafayette Concert Committee. General admission is $10, $5 for students, and free for UL students, faculty and staff. For more information call 482-6016 or visit the College of Arts website.


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