Please enjoy this beautiful video featuring Fred Fox School of Music alumnus Ivar Fojas. He performs “Españoletas y Canarios” by Gaspar Sanz, on his outstanding instrument creation. Ivar began his Stradivari guitar project in Tucson in 2017 and completed it in Manila this March, as a means to cope with the pandemic.
After completing his doctoral studies from the University of Arizona Bolton Guitar Studies program under Professor Tom Patterson, Ivar accepted a tenured position at the Philippine Women’s University in Manila where he is now a full professor, and runs a guitar studio where he mentors prize-winning master’s and PhD guitar students. Dr. Fojas is also a graduate studies coordinator at the same university, and in addition, is also a professor of humanities at the De La Salle University in Manila.