UCF classical guitar professor, Dr. Eladio Scharron, presents a recital in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Eladio Scharrón was born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico into a family of guitarists well known in the island. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where he studied with guitarist-composer Ernesto Cordero.
After obtaining the B.A. in music, he went to Paris to continue graduate studies in guitar under the direction of the renowned master Alberto Ponce. In 1981 he obtained the prestigious Diplôme de Concertiste at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. In 1992 he became a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and in 1994 the University gave Dr. Scharrón a full scholarship to realize doctoral studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music In Rochester. In 1996 he obtained the prestigious Performer's Certificate from Eastman School of Music. The degree of Doctor of Musical Arts was awarded in 1997.
He has also been invited to prestigious guitar festivals like the Brussels Guitar Festival, the International Guitar Festival of Puerto Rico and New York's Música de Cámara among others. Eladio Scharrón has premiered and is the dedicatee of many new works for guitar. Since 1998, Eladio Scharrón has been part of the faculty in the Department of Music at the University of Central Florida.
Free and open to the public, no ticket required.