Chaconne Klaverenga: Caprichos De Goya No. 18

About Chaconne Klaverenga

International classical guitar champion Chaconne Klaverenga (b. 1992) was named for J.S. Bach's Chaconne BWV 1004, which is one of her favorite pieces to play. She began studying piano at age 2 and guitar at age 6 with her parents, both professional musicians. She began competing internationally in classical guitar and performing solo concerts at age 14. To date, she holds 13 national and international championship titles in junior, senior and collegiate divisions, seven of which are first place finishes.

Her first place finishes include the Society of American Musicians Competition, Chicago, IL (twice, senior and collegiate divisions -- youngest collegiate winner in history); Rantucci International Competition, Buffalo, NY; East Carolina University Competition, Greenville, NC (twice, junior and senior divisions); Appalachian State University Competition, Boone, NC; and the Boston GuitarFest International Competition, Boston, MA. She was a finalist and has received prizes from the Christopher Parkening International Competition, Malibu, CA; three times from the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Competition: Ithaca, NY; Austin, TX; & Columbus, GA. Columbus State University International Competition, Columbus, GA; and Guitare Montreal International, Montreal, Ontario. After her success in Chicago, she has maintained a prize-winning position in virtually every competition she has participated in.

Ms. Klaverenga has performed numerous solo concerts, including the New York Classical Guitar Society's Second Sunday Series at the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan (sold out); Purdue University's Discovery Series, Lafayette, IN (824 in attendance); Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; and has been featured on National Public Radio's From the Top with Maestro JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic, Buffalo, NY.

In April, 2012 Ms. Klaverenga will premier the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, which was commissioned for her by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and composed by Rene Schiffer. A full listing of her recent performances are included on her website.

In 2010 Ms. Klaverenga was honored by the Indiana State House of Representatives for her many accomplishments in the world of classical guitar with best wishes for future success and many thanks for her contributions to the Indiana art community. On August 3, 2010 and September 29, 2011 Ms. Klaverenga was a featured soloist for American Public Media's Performance Today, which is broadcast on 245 public radio stations across the country and is heard by 1.3 million people each week.

Ms. Klaverenga lives in Lafayette, Indiana and studied privately with Denis Azabagic in Chicago from age 13 to 18. She is now continuing her studies in Classical Guitar Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jason Vieaux. She has studied privately or received masterclasses from Eliot Fisk, Sergio Assad, Adam Holzman, Lorenzo Micheli, Jason Vieaux, David Tanenbaum, Anne Waller and many others. Ms. Klaverenga has recorded two CDs which are sold world-wide and endorses for Oasis Humidifiers and Accessories. You can find her website at:

Remastered in stereo with special thanks to Joel Iwataki (you're a genius)
Caprichos De Goya No. 18: El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos
Performed by Chaconne Klaverenga

(Stereo) Caprichos De Goya No. 18: El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos by Castelnuovo-Tedesco