The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society event calendar features classical guitar events throughout the Delaware Valley and the greater Delaware area. If you would like us to include your event, please send us the information via our contact page with the date of the event as the subject line.
Please note that, due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person concerts have been postponed or cancelled. It is beyond our ability to update every listing as cancellations occur, so please be sure to check the event links available in each listing to ensure the event you’d like to attend is still taking place.
Kevin Cope (KL)Saturday April 20, 2019 at 2:30 pmKirkwood Public Library, 6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808Admission: FREE
Location: Kirkwood Public Library, 6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Kirkwood Library
Kevin J. Cope will perform a recital of his own solo guitar compositions including works from his recently released CD "Destination Unknown" which was described by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a fascinating and stimulating debut that gets better and better the more you listen to it."
Masterclass with Manuel BarruecoTuesday April 23, 2019 at 4:00 pmCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory
Master of Music Guitar recital
Performers: Rubén Portillo, Jennifer Kim, and Junhong Kuang, guitar
Fernando Sor: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9
Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Un Sueño en la Floresta
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capriccio Diabolico
For more information please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ar-9/.
CANCELLED-Masterclass with GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar (WCG)Saturday April 27, 2019 at 1:30 pmChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: The West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org
A masterclass is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.
The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what 2017 GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Tengyue and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies).
Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today!
Be sure not to miss our concert with Tengyue Zhang on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Tengyue at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/tengyue-zhang/.
Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....hang/.
Thibaut Garcia & Xavier Jara (BCGS)Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pmHarold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252Admission: $30 Members, $35 General
Location: Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society
“Competitions play an important role in the development of classical musicians, and they inspire us to get acquainted with new artists.” San Francisco Classical Voice, Scott Cmiel
The latest winner of the Guitar Foundation of America competition (2016) is Xavier Jara, who is born and raised the United States. He will share a concert with Thibaut Garcia of France, who won the same competition the year before, 2015.
For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/thi.....jara/
GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar with special guest Everett Shen (WCG)Sunday April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pmChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Winner Tour to Delaware for a fifth season! The prestigious GFA Competition is known for drawing the most talented competitors from around the world, and winning the competition is a coveted milestone in the careers of many young musicians. Don’t miss your chance to see this world-class artist.
This year’s GFA touring artist is Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang. The GFA prize leads him on a concert tour starting in 2018 of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America and his native China. Tengyue recently completed his master’s degree in music with Sharon Isbin at The Juilliard School.
Join us for an afternoon with this rising star as he performs works by Tansman, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bach, Scarlatti, Dyens, Piazzolla, Holmes and Assad.
Guest Opening Artist: PCGS Youth Competition Winner Everett Shen
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4/27/19: Tengyue Zhang will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon on Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Tengyue Zhang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Tengyue Zhang and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Guitarist TY Zhang received First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow.
TY has given recitals in Vienna, Serbia, China and the United States. His performance for the 2017 New York Guitar Festival was broadcast on WQXR radio. The GFA prize leads him on a concert tour starting in 2018 of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie Weill Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America and his native China. TY performs Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Allentown Symphony in 2018 and recital/concerto tours in Russia as the prize of the Frauchi Competition. With the goal of sharing the love of music through guitar in every piece he plays, TY’s concert repertoire is filled with diverse cross-genre music he loves. His debut CD will be released on Naxos in June of 2018, and includes works by Bach, Scarlatti, Brouwer, Assad, Tansman and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
TY was born in Hebei, China. He began to study classical guitar at the age of five with his father. At seven, he was introduced to Professor Chen Zhi with whom he studied at the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2012, he was accepted into The Juilliard School undergraduate program, and during his six years of study there with Sharon Isbin, he received his Bachelor of Music in 2016, and his Master of Music in 2018. TY enjoys road cycling, surfing, and traveling.