Biography

Eladio Scharrón was born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico into a family of guitarists well known in the island. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where he studied with guitarist-composer Ernesto Cordero. After obtaining the B.A. in music, he went to Paris to continue graduate studies in guitar under the direction of the renowned master Alberto Ponce. In 1981 he obtained the prestigious Diplôme de Concertiste at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. Dr. Scharrón has won numerous awards and competitions, among them, the Concurso de Guitarra de la Casa the España in Puerto Rico, the International Guitar Competition of Sable Sur Sarthe in France, and the Reynolds Musical Award. He has also been invited to prestigious guitar festivals like the Brussels Guitar Festival, the International Guitar Festival of Puerto Rico and New York’s Música de Cámara among others. Eladio Scharrón has premiered and is the dedicatee of many new works for guitar. During his long stay in Paris, he won accolades from music critics as a concert artist and taught at the Paris Municipal Conservatory in France. In 1992 he became a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and in 1994 the University gave Dr. Scharrón a full scholarship to realize doctoral studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music In Rochester. Dr. Nicholas Goluses supervised his guitar work at Eastman. In 1996 he obtained the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music. The degree of Doctor of Musical Arts was awarded in 1997. Since August 1998, Eladio Scharrón has been part of the faculty in the Department of Music at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.