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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.

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February, 2020

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Irina Kulikova (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday February 1, 2020 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapArts & Humanities Building, UMBC, Hilltop Road, Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $35 General, $30 Member
Location: Arts & Humanities Building, UMBC, Hilltop Road, Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org

With the rare beauty of her tone and and her enchanting presence on stage, Russian guitarist Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something pure and special with their instrument in a seemingly effortless flow. Soundboard Magazine (USA) wrote: “Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard.”

Irina was scheduled to perform in Baltimore in February of 2017 but was denied a visa to come to the United States. Maryland senators and representatives stepped in and Irina now has a visa to come perform in Baltimore.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/irina-kulikova/.
 

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Masterclass with Stephen Robinson (WCUPA)

Add event to googleThursday February 6, 2020 at 4:00 pmAdmission: FREE
Location: TBD
Parking: TBD
Presenter: West Chester University wcupa.edu

GST Master Class: Stephen Robinson: masterclass on vocal/guitar repertoire
 

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Stephen Robinson with Stephen Ng, tenor (WCU)

Add event to googleThursday February 6, 2020 at 8:15 pmShow in Google mapMadeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High St West Chester, PA 19383Admission: FREE
Location: Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High St West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: free parking in lot
Presenter: West Chester University wcupa.edu

West Chester University Wells School of Music proudly presents...

Guest Artist: Stephen Robinson, guitar; with Stephen Ng, tenor

Learn more: srobinsonguitar.com

Free and Open to the Public
Tickets Not Required

Program: TBA
 

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Masterclass with Gohar Vardanyan (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 9, 2020 at 10:00 amShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: Free to audit
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

Widely admired for her technique, artistry, and passionate performances Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States and internationally. She has performed for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest artist at International Guitar Festivals in Canada, Panama, Italy, and Mexico. She has been featured on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist.” Her playing has been described as “passionate,” “evocative,” and “virtuosic.”

In addition to her performing career, Ms. Vardanyan is an avid teacher. She maintains a private studio in New York City and frequently teaches master classes and guitar technique workshops during her concert travels. Ms. Vardanyan is an author of four books from Mel Bay Publications with a fifth one of its way. She has an extensive list of instructive guitar videos on both her own channel and the Strings by Mail channel.

Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television. She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest “Amadeus” and was accepted into the prestigious group, “New Names,” for talented young musicians. She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Gohar Vardanyan is sponsored by Strings by Mail and plays on Royal Classics Recital strings. ​Guitar: 2012 Jean Rompé

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3547832.
 

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Gohar Vardanyan (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 9, 2020 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $30 General, $20 Student/Senior, $15 Member (+$10 on all levels for premium seating)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

Widely admired for her technique, artistry, and passionate performances Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States and internationally. She has performed for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest artist at International Guitar Festivals in Canada, Panama, Italy, and Mexico. She has been featured on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist.” Her playing has been described as “passionate,” “evocative,” and “virtuosic.”

In addition to her performing career, Ms. Vardanyan is an avid teacher. She maintains a private studio in New York City and frequently teaches master classes and guitar technique workshops during her concert travels. Ms. Vardanyan is an author of four books from Mel Bay Publications with a fifth one of its way. She has an extensive list of instructive guitar videos on both her own channel and the Strings by Mail channel.

Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television. She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest “Amadeus” and was accepted into the prestigious group, “New Names,” for talented young musicians. She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Gohar Vardanyan is sponsored by Strings by Mail and plays on Royal Classics Recital strings. ​Guitar: 2012 Jean Rompé

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3507004.
 

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Masterclass with Bokyung Byun

Add event to googleSaturday February 22, 2020 at 1:30 pmAdmission: 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 Bokyung Byun has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Bokyung and have her 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 Bokyung Byun February 22 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Bokyung at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/bokyung-byun/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....byun/.
 

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Bokyung Byun with special guest Tom Potts

Add event to googleSaturday February 22, 2020 at 7:30 pmAdmission: $20 General Admission, $15 Senior/Student Admission, $10 WCGS/PCGS Member Admission
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

We first became aware of Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun in 2016 when we witnessed her breathtaking performance that won her the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society’s International Guitar Competition. Bokyung’s winner’s recital the following year was equally stunning, and her subsequent major competition wins, including the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in 2018, assured us that we must get her to perform for us in Wilmington. Now, nearly 4 years later, Wilmington Classical Guitar is pleased to present Bokyung Byun in what will no doubt be a recital to remember.

Works by works by Gerhard, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dowland, Sierra, Sohn, Regondi, Haug, and Walton.

Guest Opening Artist: Tom Potts

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

MASTERCLASS
2/22/20: Bokyung Byun will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday, February 22 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 Ms. Byun has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Bo and have her critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
A performer, educator, and doctoral candidate, Korean guitarist ​Bokyung Byun​ enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after artists in the world, sparked by her staggering number of first-place finishes in international competitions and proven by her numerous performances across Asia and North America. Known for her performances that elevate contemporary compositions alongside traditional repertoire, she is praised by ​The Guitar​ for having “fleet-fingered, delicate precision,” and her performing is celebrated by ​Classical Guitar Magazine​ as “confident and quite extraordinary.”

A true trailblazer, Ms. Byun holds the distinction of being the first female winner of the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, where Falletta herself described Byun’s performance as “stunning, showcasing her gorgeous tone, immaculate technique, and sophisticated musicianship.” This win is among many wherein Byun excelled in the competitive circuit, including first-prize finishes at the Frances Walton Competition, the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition, and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition.

Always pushing the envelope forward, Ms. Byun’s concert program often features contemporary music alongside traditional repertoire. As Bokyung herself says, “As much as possible, it’s vital and exciting to audiences for concerts to join the new with the old. For guitar music to continue to grow, I believe that new works must actively be cultivated in programming, and it is my hope that audiences leave my performances with new experiences.”

This skill at navigating both classic repertoire and fresh work has led to a variety of solo experiences with orchestra, including with the Buffalo Philharmonic, West Los Angeles Symphony, New Juilliard Ensemble, The Little Orchestra Society, the Euro-Asian Philharmonic, and the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra. Also known for her versatility, Ms. Byun regularly performs within the orchestra as ensemble member, including a performance as part of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect under Sir Simon Rattle.

With her perspectives, techniques, and experience, Ms. Byun actively contributes to the music community in multiple venues. Thus, a bevy of festivals, workshops, and guitar societies look to her as a solo recitalist and for masterclasses, including the Kumho Young Artist Series, Philadelphia Guitar Festival, Toronto Guitar Weekend, Guitar Montréal, Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, Ventura Guitar Society, Knoxville Guitar Society, and Daejeon Guitar Festival, among others. As a pedagogue, she has served three years as instructor of Chamber Music at the Aspen Music Festival and through The Juilliard School, served as Guitar Instructor and Ensemble Director of the school’s Music Advancement Program, and served primary school students in partnership with the City College of the Arts and George Jackson Academy.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Bokyung Byun began playing guitar at the age of six. At eleven, she took the stage for her first full-length solo recital, leading to an early start in her teen years performing numerous concert tours around Korea, to enthusiastic response, including millions of views on YouTube. By her teen years, she had gained national attention for first-prize finishes in three renowned competitions: the Korea Guitar Association, the Music Association of Korea, and the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition.

Byun soon moved to the United States, where she briefly studied in Los Angeles before moving to New York City, where she entered The Juilliard School at the age of sixteen. She is now pursuing a fully-funded doctoral degree at the University of Southern California as the recipient of the prestigious International Artist Fellowship, and holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. She is grateful to the masterful instruction of her pedagogues, who include Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser, Chen Zhi, Tae-soo Kim, and Sharon Isbin.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 23, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 

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Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)

Add event to googleTuesday February 25, 2020 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapPeabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Free to Audit
Location: Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org.

Maestro Manuel Barrueco, will give a master class at the Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 on February 25, at 4:00 PM. The class is free to observe.

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....r-17/.
 

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Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)

Add event to googleThursday February 27, 2020 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapPeabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Free to Audit
Location: Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org.

Maestro Manuel Barrueco, will give a master class at the Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 on February 27, at 4:00 PM. The class is free to observe.

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....r-18/.
 
March, 2020

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Masterclass with Brazilian Guitar Quartet (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapBoyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Rowan University www.rowan.edu


Auditing and performing is free. To inquire about performing in the class, please contact Joseph Mayes at mayes@rowan.edu
 

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Brazilian Guitar Quartet (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Rowan University www.rowan.edu

Free concert.
 

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Masterclass with Sergio Assad (JHU)

Add event to googleThursday March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCentre Street Performance Studio, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USAAdmission: Free to Audit
Location: Centre Street Performance Studio, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Master class with Sergio Assad, guitar

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....itar/.
 

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Masterclass with Sergio Assad (JHU)

Add event to googleFriday March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USAAdmission: Free to Audit
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Master class with Sergio Assad, guitar

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ar-2/.
 

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Masterclass with Sergio Assad (JHU)

Add event to googleSaturday March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USAAdmission: Free to Audit
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Master class with Sergio Assad, guitar

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ar-3/.
 

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Guitar Orchestras & Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapArts & Humanities Building, UMBC, Hilltop Road, Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $25 General, $20 Member
Location: Arts & Humanities Building, UMBC, Hilltop Road, Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org

This concert features various Maryland guitar orchestras and ensembles. Sergio Assad will be a special guest conductor for the Baltimore premiere of his “Giornata a Nettuno” for guitar orchestra with BCGS Artist-in-Residence Meng Su as soloist.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/gui.....g-su/.
 

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Robert Trent (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $30 General, $20 Student/Senior, $15 Member (+$10 on all levels for premium seating)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

Robert Trent has performed on the continents of North and South America, Europe, and in Asia, performing on modern guitar, Renaissance lute, and historic instruments of the nineteenth-century, in particular the 10-string Scherzer and authentic 19th c. guitar.

A first prize winner in numerous National and International competitions including; the Webb National Guitar Competition, the Masterworks Young Artist Competition (which was for all instruments) and the chamber music prize at the International Competition “Arturo Toscanini” in Italy in Period Instrumental performance. Reviewers have said: “His interpretations are dignified, formal, and carefully thought out, with a sense of structural integrity that informs every passing tone.” NEW YORK TIMES;

In addition to his solo recitals he performs regularly with fortepianist Pamela Swenson Trent (as Duo Firenze). In past summers they have been in residence as performers and teachers in period instrument performance at the “Accademia L’Ottocento” in Rome and Verbania in Italy. Duo Firenze is the recent recipient of
numerous awards including: unprecedented two Career grants from The Johns Hopkins University - Peabody Conservatory, two Faculty Development Grant from Radford University, twice from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

As a scholar is published by guitarchambermusic.org; has contributed improvised cadenzas in the style of Fernando Sor to the “Complete Sonatas of Diabelli, Giuliani and Sor, Vol. 1”, published by Mel Bay; chaired the national standards committee for the guitar division of the American String Teachers of America (ASTA); and, served on the editorial team of the Guitar Foundation of America’s ‘Soundboard Scholar’; and, blogs on music, guitar, practicing and historical performance practice at kitharamuse.blogspot.com.

He was the conductor for the inaugural concert of the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble, which is composed of guitar students selected by audition from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He is the first recipient of the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar performance from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Julian Gray, Manuel Barrueco, lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and singer John Shirley- Quirk. He also holds a Master of Arts of degree in music from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) from whom he has received the Distinguished Music Alumni Award, and a Bachelor of Music in performance from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (now the University of the Arts).

Dr. Trent is in his 26th year as Full Professor of Music (Guitar and Renaissance Lute studies) at Radford University where he is in his 19 th year as director of Radford University’s Annual International Guitar Festival. Many of his students are performers, educators, and administrators at all levels in the U.S., and in Asia.

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3522474.
 

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Thursday Noontime: Brad Rau, classical guitar (MSMC)

Add event to googleThursday March 12, 2020 at 12:30 pmShow in Google mapFirst & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USAAdmission: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Location: First & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid lot or street
Presenter: Market Street Music Corporation marketstreetmusicde.org/

Brad Rau has been performing music for classical guitar for over 20 years all over the east coast. He studied under Eliot Fisk and was the last pupil of Andres Segovia. For Market Street Music he will play a varied program of classical guitar favorites as well as some music you’ve not heard. Free admission! ($5 donation encouraged.)

For more information about this event, please visit marketstreetmusicde.org.....rian/.
 

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Masterclass with Patrik Kleemola

Add event to googleSaturday March 21, 2020 at 1:30 pmAdmission: 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 Patrik Kleemola has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Patrik 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 Patrik Kleemola March 21 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Patrik at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/patrik-kleemola/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....mola/.
 

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Patrik Kleemola with special guest Un/Strung Guitar Duo

Add event to googleSaturday March 21, 2020 at 7:30 pmAdmission: $20 General Admission, $15 Senior/Student Admission, $10 WCGS/PCGS Member Admission
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Patrik Kleemola is an outstanding Finnish guitarist we’ve been keeping our eye on for some time now. In recent years he’s been commissioning and performing some amazing new work for the guitar, as well as delving deep into some of the classical guitar’s most cherished repertoire. One need look no further than his YouTube videos of the works of Matteo Carcassi and Fernando Sor to appreciate the rare refinement and musicality in his playing, as he breathes life into what many might dismiss as mere studies. Patrik will bring his love of old and new music to his Delaware debut, for a night of captivating music like no other.

Works by Bach, Couperin, Weiss, Sor, Heiniö (world premiere tour), and Villa-Lobos.

Guest Opening Artist: UN/Strung Guitar Duo (Greg Hays and Jacob Lyerly)

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

MASTERCLASS
3/21/20: Patrik Kleemola will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday, March 21 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 Mr. Kleemola has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Patrik 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
Patrik Kleemola (b.1981) is one of the foremost Finnish classical guitarists. After winning the II Guitaristival “Takemitsu” International Guitar Competition in Finland 2004 and gaining prizes in other competitions such as Gargnano’s International Guitar Competition, his concert career has taken him to London, Buenos Aires, Rome, Dublin, Milan, Athens, Turin, Florence, Tallinn, Oberstdorf, Helsinki and other cities in South America and Europe.

He has appeared as soloist on important music festivals such as Bergamo Festival Internazionale della Cultura (Italy), LACCS – concert series at London’s Queen Elisabeth Hall, Turku Music Festival (Finland), Tallinn Guitar Festival (Estonia), Nuovi Spazi Musicali (Italy), Festival 5 Giornate (Italy), Limina Festival (Argentina), Feria del Libro (Uruguay) and Lidköping Music Festival (Sweden). Kleemola has performed guitar concertos by Rodrigo, Ponce, Takemitsu, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Vivaldi and Maggio with Orquesta Sinfonica de la Juventud Venezuelana El Sistema, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, San Remo Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Lecce Symphony Orchestra. Kleemola plays regularly chamber music with various international ensembles and soloists.

Kleemola’s wide repertoire includes music from the early Italian 16th century to the newest comtemporary compositions written for him. Kleemola’s intense collaboration with composers has led to 50 premieres of contemporary works for guitar including concertos, chamber music and solo works. Composers like Ada Gentile, Mikko Heiniö, Juha T. Koskinen, Marcela Pavia, Harri Vuori and Harri Suilamo have composed and dedicated their works to him. Kleemola has released two CDs by Pilfink records Perchitarrasola (2012) and Through Green Glass (2015). The CDs consist of music written for Kleemola by Finnish and Italian composers. Other CD recordings include Kleemola’s arrangement of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin for guitar and tenor.

In addition to his performing career, Kleemola currently teaches the guitar at Turku Music Institute. Kleemola gives regularly masterclasses during concert tours and recently he has given those in London, Buenos Aires, Milan and elsewhere in Italy, Estonia and Finland. Kleemola was the artistic director of the Brinkhall Summer Concerts during 2009-2011 in Turku, Finland. Kleemola is the founder and artistic director of Turku Guitar Festival.

Kleemola studied the guitar in Turku Music Academy with Timo Korhonen and Ismo Eskelinen, with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena gaining three times Diploma di Merito, and finished his studies and soloist diploma with maximum points at Monopoli Conservatory with Massimo Felici.

www.patrikkleemola.com
www.facebook.com/KleemolaGuitar
www.youtube.com/user/RAINtreeSILENCE
 

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Ana Vidovic (PCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 28, 2020 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapMandell Theater Drexel University, 3220 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAAdmission: $40 General, $30 Student/Senior, $20 Member
Premium Admission: $100 Premium Seating and Reception
Location: Mandell Theater, Drexel University, 3220 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship.

Her international performance career includes frequent recitals, concerto engagements and festival appearances in most of Europe’s cultural destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb. Her tours have also taken her to Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Korea and Mexico. Equally impressive is the fact that she has recorded 6 CDs. Mel Bay Publications has released Ana Vidovic’s DVD entitled “Guitar Artistry in Concert,” a journey through the music of Torroba, Piazzolla and Pierre Bensusan, Sergio Assad, Stanley Myers, Villa-Lobos and Agustin Barrios Mangoré, and “Guitar Virtuoso,” a performance of works by Bach, Torroba, Paganini and Walton.

During recent seasons Ms. Vidovic’s prolific career has taken her to London where she has performed at King’s Place twice; Bordeaux and Paris, Carthage (Tunesia), Cuenca (Equador), Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Avezzano and Pescara (Italy), Aachen, Ansbach and Ettlingen (Germany), Japan, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney (Australia), Hong Kong, Bulle (Switzerland), Uppsala (Sweden), Istanbul, Tel Aviv, in addition to the Canadian cities of Calgary, Edmonton Kitchener Toronto and Winnipeg, She has performed throughout the U.S. at major performance venues in Austin, Baltimore, Bethesda (The Strathmore), Boston, Champaign, IL (Krannert Center), Cleveland, Dallas, Dayton, Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Portland (OR), St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Fe, Seattle, Washington, DC and New York City where Ms. Vidovic has performed in recital at the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes College of Music, Baruch College as well as at the 92nd St. Y. Her dazzling concerto performances have taken place with the Asheville Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Glacier Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Idaho Falls Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Missoula Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony (Oregon), Westmoreland Symphony (PA), West Virginia Symphony, Wheeling Symphony Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; and with the Slovene Orchestra and Zagreb Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Le Domaine Forget (Quebec), International Guitar Festival (London), Big Sky, Montana, Caramoor Festival (Katonah, NY), Colorado Music Festival and Lake Tahoe Summerfest.

Ms. Vidovic’s 2017-18 season included recitals in Germany (Baden-Baden), Jeunesse Musicale (Vienna), Hong Kong, Peoria IL, Chicago, Washington, DC (Marlowe Guitar Series), Los Angeles, and Jacksonville (FL) and a concerto engagement with the Idaho Falls Symphony, in addition to a tour to Japan where she performs almost annually. Her 2018-19 season begins with an appearance at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge followed by concertos with Washington, DC’s Apollo Orchestra and Orchestra Iowa. Further recitals take place in New York City (New York City Classical Guitar Society), Boston, Washington, DC,. (Dumbarton Oaks), Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands in addition to London, Baden-Baden and a tour to Japan.

Ms. Vidovic has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions including first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. In Croatia, the guitarist has performed Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, as well as having been featured in three television documentaries by the eminent Croatian film director Petar Krelja.

Ana Vidovic comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia, and started playing guitar at the age of 5. At age 7, she gave her first public performance and at the age of 11 she was performing internationally. She became the youngest student at age 13 to attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer. Ms. Vidovic’s reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory from which she graduated.

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3506925.
 

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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Festival (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 29, 2020 at 8:30 amDescription:Admission: $50 General Day Pass, $40 Member Day Pass
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

This full day of classical guitar events includes the PCGS Annual Classical Guitar Competition finals, a masterclass with festival opening performer Ana Vidovic, professional workshops, student recitals, vendor fair, and a recital by the PCGS Concert Ensemble. In addition to these exciting events are concerts by the 2019 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Adult Division Winner, and a closing concert with Jay Kacherski.

This is an opportunity for all of the classical guitar lovers in the Philadelphia area and beyond to come together and enjoy a full day of events focused on the instrument that they love.

Sunday Events will include:
2019 PCGS Competition 1st Place and Peter Segal Prize Winner Recital Congyi Zhang
Student Recitals
PCGS Concert Ensemble
Guitar Workshops

Vendors Fair

Congyi Zhang bio:
Congyi Zhang is a guitarist from Beijing, China, currently living in New York City. Congyi first learned to play classical guitar under his father’s instruction at the age of eight. He attended Central Conservatory of Music of China Middle School under Professors Zhi Chen and Jiajiong Li, graduated from Central Conservatory of Music of China in Beijing in 2016 with his Bachelor of Music degree studying with Jie Li, and is now a second-year Master of Music scholarship student at Mannes School of Music, College of Performing Arts at The New School in New York City, in the studio of Professor Michael Newman.

Honors and awards for Congyi include the First Prize and the Peter Segal Award at the major 2019 Philadelphia International Classical Guitar Competition, the 2018 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition (the Greiner Award for Best Performance of a Contemporary Guitar Concerto, and a top prizewinner in the overall competition), and the 2018 Charlottesville International Competition. He received the first place award and was the only full-scholarship student at CCOM Middle School. His concert performances have been at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Manet Club, Peking University, Grand Hall of CCOM, Tishman Hall in New York City, the Frick Collection, SUNY Oneonta, and venues throughout China, Canada, and the United States.

Congyi also enjoys playing fingerstyle guitar and mandolin, as well as performing in ensembles including Chinese dulcimer, er-hu, other guitars, flute, violin, piano, and larger ensembles. He premiered new works by Xue Rui and Hong Liu at the Golden Hu Qin Competition, winning first and second prize for the two composers. One of his first New York performances was with MACE, playing Frank Zappa's “G-Spot Tornado” and “Dog Meat.”

Congyi performed in Leo Brouwer’s New York City master class during Brouwer’s first classes in the United States in over three decades. His performance of Ernesto Cordero’s “Concierto Antillano” marked its premiere performance with Buffalo Philharmonic. He also premiered new music by Dutch composer Jan Bartlema at Peking University.

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3507006.
 

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Jay Kacherski (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 29, 2020 at 4:30 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $30 General, $20 Student/Senior, $15 Member (+$10 on all levels for premium seating) - Admission included with Festival Day Pass
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

"Virtuosismo" and "technical dominance" are the words used by the press to describe American guitarist, Jay Kacherski. A native of New York, Kacherski has performed around the world as a soloist and member of the highly praised Texas Guitar Quartet. He has collaborated with Grammy-winners and nominees such as the chamber choir Conspirare and Chilean flutist Viviana Guzman, as well as with Piazzolla's successor, Argentinean bandeneonist Daniel Binelli with the New Orleans Opera company. Kacherski has performed at distinguished festivals and venues such as the Festival International de Guitarra de Taxco, the Florida Guitar Foundation, the Brevard Music Center, Round Top, the Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Mexico City, and the New Orleans International Guitar Festival.

Jay Kacherski spent two years living in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar and member of the guitar faculty at the Escuela Nacional de Música, the music conservatory for the National University of Mexico (UNAM) researching, performing, and promoting contemporary classical guitar music of Mexico. His guide and teacher for this work was the world-renowned Mexican guitarist Juan Carlos Laguna. Kacherski has since premiered many new works from Mexico and has created a complete catalog of Mexican guitar works with links to videos, audio, scores, and more that can be found at www.kacherskiguitar.com.

Jay Kacherski is currently on the guitar faculty at Loyola University, the University of New Orleans, and McNeese State University, as well as NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He is an Associate Editor for Soundboard Magazine, the director of the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra Guitar Program, and the Artistic Director of the Houston Classical Guitar Festival and Competition in Texas. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music, and undergraduate degrees from Florida Southern College where he graduated with honors.

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3507007.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 29, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
April, 2020

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High School Guitar Ensemble (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday April 1, 2020 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: free parking in lot
Presenter: West Chester University wcupa.edu

High School Guitar Ensemble

Free and Open to the Public
Tickets Not Required

Program: TBA
 

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Charles Library Noontime Concert: Guitar Students of Allen Krantz

Add event to googleWednesday April 8, 2020 at 12:00 pmShow in Google mapCharles Library, 1900 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Charles Library, 1900 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Parking: Free or paid parking in street or paid lot
Presenter: Boyer College of Music and Dance of Temple University www.temple.edu/boyer/

Description:This performance contains repertoire from a variety of composers and styles. Each performer greatly appreciates your attendance.
 

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Guitar Ensemble (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday April 8, 2020 at 8:15 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: free parking in lot
Presenter: West Chester University wcupa.edu

Guitar Ensemble

Free and Open to the Public
Tickets Not Required

Program: TBA
 

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Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)

Add event to googleTuesday April 14, 2020 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapPeabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Free to Audit
Location: Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org.

Maestro Manuel Barrueco, will give a master class at the Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 on April 14, at 4:00 PM. The class is free to observe.

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....r-19/.
 

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Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)

Add event to googleThursday April 16, 2020 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapPeabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Free to Audit
Location: Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org.

Maestro Manuel Barrueco, will give a master class at the Peabody Conservatory, Centre Street Performance Studio, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 on April 16, at 4:00 PM. The class is free to observe.

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....r-20/.
 

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Masterclass with GFA Winner Raphaël Feuillâtre

Add event to googleSaturday April 18, 2020 at 1:30 pmAdmission: 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 Raphaël Feuillâtre has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Raphaël 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 Raphaël Feuillâtre March 21 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Raphaël at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....atre/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....atre/.
 

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GFA Winner's Tour featuring Raphaël Feuillâtre with special guests Robert Richey and Matthew Kaplan

Add event to googleSaturday April 18, 2020 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Senior/Student Admission, $10 WCGS/PCGS Member Admission
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Winner Tour to Delaware for a sixth 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 French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre. As winner of the Rose Augustine First Prize in the GFA ICAC, Raphaël will tour over 50 cities in North America and Canada, including his recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and his Delaware debut for Wilmington Classical Guitar.

Works by Barrios, Llobet, Rameau, Brouwer, Assad, Villa-Lobos, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff.

Guest Opening Artist: Robert Richey and Matthew Kaplan

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

MASTERCLASS
4/18/20: Raphaël Feuillâtre will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday, April 18 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 Mr. Feuillâtre has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Raphaël 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
Born in 1996, Raphaël Feuillâtre began classical guitar lessons at the age of nine with Hacène Addadi at Cholet Conservatory. In 2012, he entered Michel Grizard’s class at the Conservatory of Nantes and, three years later, he was accepted to Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMDP) into the class of Roland Dyens where he obtained his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in 2017 with highest honors. Currently, Raphaël is completing his Master’s in Classical Guitar Performance with Tristan Manoukian.

As a result of his 2018 win of classical guitar’s most prestigious competition, Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Raphaël is preparing the recording of his second opus for the Naxos Label (2019) and a nine month tour of North America. In June 2019 he will be a featured soloist at the GFA conference in Miami followed by several tours to North America September 2019 through April 2020. He will present solo concerts, conduct masterclasses and outreach activities in 37 cities across the United States and Canada.

Raphaël Feuillâtre has appeared at classical guitar festivals and venues including the International Guitar Festival, Budapest, Hungary; Festival of Guitar, Ciutat d’Elx, Spain; Guitar Art Festival, Belgrade, Serbia; International Guitar Festival Jose Tomas – Villa Petrer, Spain; UPF Guitar Festival, Brazil as well as festivals and venues in Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Holland, Montenegro and Argentina.

In France he is regularly invited to perform chamber music with the Orchestral Ensemble of Pau (France) at the Folle Journée de Nantes Festival and as a soloist at guitar festivals and venues, among them the Paris International Guitar Festival, Sul Tasto Festival, Festival de Baume-les-Messieurs and Guitars in Picardy Festival. In 2019 he will have residencies at 6 Cordes au Fil de l’Allier Festival and Guitare en France.

Prior to his 2018 GFA win, Raphaël Feuillâtre participated in various other international guitar competitions obtaining several major awards. In 2017, he won 1st prize in the International Guitar Competition Jose Tomas – Villa Petrer in Spain which awarded him the opportunity to record his first album with JSM Guitar Records in 2018 (Bach, Granados, Tansman, Assad, Dyens). In 2015, Raphaël won 1st prize in the Concours & Festival de guitare de Fontenay sous Bois (France). He is also a laureate of Festival International de Guitarra Ciudad de Coria in Coria, Spain (2nd prize, 2014) and Festival Internacional de Musica da Primavera de Viseu in Viseu, Portugal (3rd prize, 2016).

Raphael is an endorsee of Savarez guitar strings, one of the world’s leading string manufacturers (founded in 1770).

Raphaël divides his time between performing and teaching. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses during his numerous engagements and holds a permanent teaching position at the Music School of Villeneuve-la-Garenne in Paris region.
 

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Masterclass with Jason Vieaux (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday April 22, 2020 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: Free to audit
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: West Chester University wcupa.edu

Guest Artist Master Class: Jason Vieaux, guitar (Cullen), featuring student performers from the West Chester Guitar Department

Free and Open to the Public
Tickets Not Required

Program: TBA
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 26, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
May, 2020

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Friday Noon:30 (JHU)

Add event to googleFriday May 1, 2020 at 12:30 pmShow in Google mapMiriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Free
Location: Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Students from the Peabody guitar department perform.

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ar-2/.
 

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David Russell (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday May 2, 2020 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapLocation: Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252Admission: $50 General, $40 Member

Location: Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252
Parking: free parking in lot or paid or free parking in street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org

“He played each work with complete assurance as he gradually divulged a musical imagination that stretched far beyond the limitations of the six strings.”

The Washington Post

GRAMMY award winning classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.


Since 1995 David Russell has an exclusive contract with Telarc International, with whom he has recorded a CD featuring the music of Paraguayan guitarist-composer Agustín Barrios Mangoré, another with the music of Spanish composer Federico Moreno Torroba, a recording including the three Rodrigo concerti for solo guitar (Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre and Concierto para una Fiesta), “Celtic Music for Guitar,” “Music by Giuliani,” “Baroque Music,” “Spanish Favorites,” “David Russell plays Bach,” “Aire Latino,” (Grammy winner) dedicated to music written by Latin American composers, and his most recent “Spanish Legends.”

Upon hearing Mr. Russell’s playing in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: “My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique”.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/david-russell/.
 

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8th Annual WCGS Members Concert

Add event to googleSaturday May 23, 2020 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Senior/Student Admission, $10 WCGS/PCGS Member Admission
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Please join us on Saturday, May 23rd at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for an evening of beautiful classical guitar music, featuring the talents of professional and amateur guitarists from the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society.

Performers and program TBD.

The concert is FREE and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken to help support WCGS and Church of the Covenant.

Works to be performed TBD.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 31, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
June, 2020

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday June 28, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
July, 2020

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday July 26, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 

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