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Legado Wins 2 Latin GRAMMY Awards

Legado, the latest solo album from world-renowned guitarist Berta Rojas, has won two Latin Grammy Awards: Best Classical Album and Best Classical Contemporary Composition for the work entitled “Anido’s Portrait” written for the album by Sergio Assad. The album celebrates the legacies of Ida Presti and Maria Luisa Anido with works written by and for the two legendary guitarists. Candice Mowbray worked on the project  as a researcher and consultant. She contributed  years of research about women in the history of the guitar to this wonderful project and wrote the substantial liner notes published in the stunning CD package. The album is available to stream on major services.


Download the CD booklet here.

Watch Berta Rojas' acceptance speech here.

Read about Legado and Candice's role in the project here.

Read about Legado in Acoustic Guitar Magazine here.


New Commissions for the MGI Youth Competition


Candice Mowbray was commissioned to compose set pieces for the 2023 edition of the MGI Myrna Sislen Youth Guitar Competition. The works titled "Prestissimo," "Mimita," and "Little Songbird" pay homage to three 20th-century Grande Dames de la Guitare: Ida Presti, Maria Luisa Anido and Luise Walker. Each work is imbued with elements inspired by the guitarists' recordings, studies and compositional styles, and can serve as a starting point for learning about these legendary artists.


Download the sheet music for free at

International Guitar

Competition "Ida Presti"

Candice Mowbray was a featured speaker at the 2022 International Guitar Competition "Ida Presti" which took place in Samobor, Croatia. She presented an online talk highlighting the careers and music of several women from throughout guitar history including Presti, Maria Luisa Anido and Luise Walker. Dr. Mowbray considers the invitation to take part in this special festival an honor as her doctoral work, completed almost ten years ago, was focused on sharing the legacy of Presti who was one of the guitar's great virtuosos. A very special moment occurred at the end of the presentation when she had the opportunity to meet Isabelle Presti, granddaughter of Ida. 


"Genre Hopping" on Gallery of Guitar

Matthew Cochran and Matthew McAllister hosted a Livestream based on the topic of Genre Hopping and Crossover, with special guests Vin Downes and Candice Mowbray. View the insightful conversation here.

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