Augustine Artist Laura Mazon is praised as “An accomplished guitarist of Hispanic Latino descent” (Digital Journal) and a performer who “plays the guitar with majesty and sensitivity to color and nuance” (Adam Levin). Born in Cuba, Laura Mazon Franqui is a hispanic Internationally awarded guitarist determined to explore the guitar possibilities into the contemporary context. Recently endorsed by Cordoba Guitars and awarded with the GSI Foundation Award, she is considered a feminist, millenial, and rebel performer who embodies the "new virtuoso" paradigm. By breaking boundaries and offering a unique musical perspective of the guitar, infused by the rich cultural heritage of her Cuban roots, the best of the classical traditions, and the contemporary trends and influences of the 21st Century, the artist seeks to take the classical guitar to a higher level of reception, to new audiences and generations, while also delivering new levels of vitality and excellence, elegance, creativity and storytelling through polished musicianship. An active performer since age ten, Laura has participated in numerous masterclasses with some of the biggest names in the guitar world, performing at hundreds of venues around the world in countries such as Cuba, Spain, Ecuador and the United States and engaging in multiple recording collaborations for the music industry, as well as television and cinema and being part of numerous festivals and competitions. Innovation and Art integration are the words that drive her as a mission.