Karla García

Every Wednesday throughout the web series, Living Rooms features artists from Small World Music’s eMERGEnce initiative, a program dedicated to supporting refugee, newcomer, and marginalized emerging artists in Toronto.

As a performer, Karla García Silva has played a wide variety of music including contemporary, folk, fado, rock, classical, Celtic, Latin American, and more, and has participated in many guitar festivals and concerts across North and South America. In 2010 she was named Best Performer at the César Cortinas Guitar Contest (Atlántida, Uruguay). One of the most important Chilean flamenco guitarists, Carlos Ledermann, dedicated a composition, “Suite Emocional,” to her.

García has also taught master classes at Festival Entrecuerdas, one of the largest guitar festivals in South America, and has shared the stage with prestigious guitarists from Norway, Italy, Portugal, and Canada.

García is a member of the first Cohort of Small World Music’s eMERGEnce program for emerging/newcomer artists.