has called International recording and performing artist Celil Refik Kaya's performances 

“just perfect”,

and numerous critiques from around the world applaud Dr. Kaya’s playing as being

“seemingly effortless”.

International recording and performing artist Celil Refik Kaya is one of two three-time prizewinners of the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition, the youngest First Prize Winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, and is a recording artist with Naxos Record label. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta commends Mr. Kaya as “a superb musician in every sense”. American Record Guide has called his performances “just perfect”, and numerous critiques from around the world applaud Mr. Kaya’s playing as being “seemingly effortless”. 

Last season we hosted Celil for a virtual concert, and even though he recorded remotely over 700 miles away, we still felt a great connection to his artistry! We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally host Celil in person and bring him to Louisville.

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University of Louisville's important COVID-19 policies for in-person concerts and events. 



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2022 Spring Concert Attendance Covid-19 Policy:


It warms our heart to welcome you back to our live concert series! With the University of Louisville as our gracious venue host we are beholden to their COVID safety policies. For those who are unable to attend due to these guidelines we are happy to continue providing live-stream options. Stay tuned for more information on the live-stream!


Please read thoroughly:


  • In the interest of the health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff at UofL, we are eager to welcome audience members who are vaccinated.

  • Proof of vaccination is required at the door for each concert.

  • Seating will be limited in all concert halls with prearranged spacing to allow for physical distancing.

  • All who enter the Music building, for any reason, must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth completely at all times.

  • Regardless of one’s vaccination status, we expect that anyone feeling unwell on the day of an event will refrain from attending so as not to risk their own health or the health of others.


With service to our community as our guiding tenet, we thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness to these guidelines. 


In order to expedite concert seating, we strongly encourage you to purchase tickets online. 


*Tickets are available at the door but guests who do not purchase in advance will have a required online sign-up process on Eventbrite.com.