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American classical guitarist, Xavier Jara (1993), is the first-prize winner of the 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. A Minnesota native, Jara was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011 when he moved to Paris, France, to study with Judicael Perroy for six years. During this time, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he also studied with French guitarist, Olivier Chassain, and lute master, Eric Bellocq.