Magdalena Duhagon

Magdalena Duhagon

Title:
Professorial Lecturer
Office:
Phillips Hall B-132
Email:
mduhagon@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Guitar

Born in Uruguay, guitarist Magdalena Duhagon has performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and South America, giving concerts in cities like Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Alexandria, Cairo, Beirut, Amman, Prague and Amsterdam. In 2005 she was a member of the National Orchestral Institute at Maryland University under famous conductor Gerard Schwartz. A critic from the newspaper El Día in Uruguay wrote about her playing: "Her performance at the Vaz Ferreira Auditorium has been for me, as a critic, one of the 1999-2000 season’s main satisfactions… because of her refined expressiveness as well as for the enchantment of her phrasing and her transparent sound...(She) gave proofs of expressive and technical rigor". About her first CD album the Japanese magazine AppleJam Guitar Player said: “there is no doubt that this CD will become part of your treasure the minute you purchase it. Her music is both elegant and powerful and utterly beautiful.”

Professor Duhagon holds a Bachelors degree in Music in Guitar Performance from the University Music School of Uruguay where she studied under Mario Paysee. She had also studied under Berta Rojas, Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernández, Eduardo Isaac, Manuel Barrueco and Esteban Klísich. In the United States, Duhagon earned a Masters Degree in Music in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under Ray Chester. To complete her studies at Peabody Ms. Duhagon received a Fulbright Scholarship, a Peabody Merit Scholarship and a Fellowship from the Organization of the American States.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Music School of Uruguay, 2000
Masters in Music, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
Graduate Performance Degree, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 2004