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About Christopher Mrofchak

Christopher Mrofchak, 27, is a classical guitarist based in Tallahassee, Florida. Originally from northeastern Ohio, he began developing his performing abilities while studying guitar with his father at the age of 8. His formal studies began at the Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University under the direction of Dr. François Fowler.

Mrofchak has since been the recipient of several awards, including 3rd prize at the 2018 Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition, 3rd prize at the 2018 at the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition, 3rd prize at the 2018 University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition, 2nd prize at the James Stroud All-Ohio guitar competition, and 1st prize at the Troy University Guitar Competition. He has performed in major cities across the eastern United States and maintains an active private guitar studio in addition to being a teaching assistant to world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman at Florida State University.

He is currently pursuing a doctorate of musical arts, which will culminate in a treatise discussing several portraits by the brilliant Brazilian composer and virtuoso Sérgio Assad. Mrofchak performs on a cedar top guitar by Rafael Granados.

 

Christopher Mrofchak  

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Parkening International Guitar Competition
Pepperdine University
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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