Classical, Folk, Latin, Roots, World
Originally from Castro, a town on the Chilean island of Chiloé, Karla García is Toronto-based a classically trained guitarist and teacher. After years of playing classical music, García has discovered a passion for music composition, production and Latin American music, and, as a result, her compositions, blend modern and traditional rhythms including waltz and cueca (a Chilean style that is the country’s national dance form). As a performer, García has played a wide variety of music including contemporary, folk, fado, rock, classical, Celtic, Latin American, and more, and has participated in many guitar festivals and concerts across North and South America. In 2010 she was named “Best Performer” at the César Cortinas Guitar Contest (Atlántida, Uruguay), and one of the most important Chilean flamenco guitarists, Carlos Ledermann, dedicated a composition, “Suite Emocional,” to her. García has also taught master classes at Festival Entrecuerdas, one of the largest guitar festivals in South America, and has shared the stage with prestigious guitarists from Norway, Italy, Portugal and Canada. García is a member of the first Cohort of Small World Music’s eMERGEnce program for emerging/newcomer artists.