Saturday January 25, 2020
Celil Refik Kaya, Guitar
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Celil Refik Kaya Guitar
A Revelation in Music!

Celil Refik Kaya appears as a soloist and international artist touring around the United States and Europe. Since his concert debut at the age of 6, Dr. Celil Refik Kaya has received high accolades for his myriad accomplishments since an early age.

Kaya is the youngest First Prize winner in the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition with the Buffalo Philharmonic, one of two three-time prizewinners of the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition, prizewinner of international guitar competitions including throughout the United States, and highlighted award winner in the Texas International Guitar Competition among others. In May of 2017 he was awarded "Rising Young Musician of the Year" by the Donizettti Music Classical Awards in Istanbul.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta commends Mr. Kaya as "a superb musician in every sense." American Record Guide has called his performances "just perfect," and numerous critics from around the world applaud Mr. Kaya's playing as being "seemingly effortless."


Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Buy tickets online or by calling 979-249-3129. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the west side of the concert hall. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert.

Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here or by phone when you purchase your concert tickets in advance. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes entree, salad bar, vegetable, bread, dessert, iced tea and coffee.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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