We had a fantastic masterclass (and concert) with Alec Holcomb last month, so I know a lot of you are fired up to see our next masterclass with Tengyue Zhang this Saturday, April 27th. Masterclasses are an incredible opportunity to gain insights into what makes musicians tick, and what makes music beautiful. Make sure you sign up soon so you don’t miss out!
NOTE, we still have two performance slots available, so if you’d like to perform, please sign up ASAP!
Coming up this Saturday, April 27th, GFA WInner Tengyue Zhang will be teaching a masterclass at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Church of the Covenant. TY completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s studies with Sharon Isbin at The Juilliard School, so you know he’s had a great education. And, given that he’s won numerous top competitions in addition to the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition, you know he’s got the chops too. TY will be closing in on the end of his 50+ concert tour with the GFA, and he can’t wait to help our performers get as excited about making music as he is.
Check out TY’s performance of Hommage a Villa-Lobos IV.Tuhu by Roland Dyens. Really magnificent playing.
Now, you may be asking, what is a masterclass? Picture a masterclass as 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. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study, if only for a short time, with some of the brightest rising stars of the music world.
Intrigued? Sign up to perform for TY and receive personalized coaching from one of the best young musicians in the world, who has studied with some of the most highly respected pedagogues of classical guitar. Musicians of all levels are welcome to perform. Don’t feel ready to perform, or just curious? Sign up as an auditor, and take advantage of the advice given to our masterclass performers.
All masterclasses are open to the public and free to observe, but registration is required. There are only a few performance slots left, so don’t hesitate to reserve your slot if you’d like to perform in the class (a small performer fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer for Saturday’s class in our Online Store.
Don’t miss your chance to learn from the best. Sign up to perform or audit a masterclass today!
President & Artistic Director, Wilmington Classical Guitar
PS – Don’t miss our Concert with GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang taking place the following day, Sunday April 28th at 3:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Full details are on our website.
April 28* – GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar with special guest Everett Shen at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
May 25 – 7th Annual WCGS Members Concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
*We’ll also be hosting a masterclass with this artist. Please check our website for masterclass dates and times.