By now you all know about our upcoming concert with Spanish guitar virtuoso Andrea González Caballero Saturday night, but did you know we’re also hosting a masterclass with Andrea earlier in the day? That, in fact, we’ll be hosting masterclasses with no fewer than four international guitar virtuosos this season, including Ms. González, Bokyung Byun from Korea, Patrik Kleemola from Finland, and GFA winner Raphaël Feuillâtre from France? Witnessing these young virtuosos’ artistry in concert is certainly gratifying, but learning from such artists is a rare opportunity indeed. Masterclasses are an incredible opportunity to gain insight into what makes musicians tick, and what makes their music so very beautiful – and now you have that chance!
Coming up this Saturday, October 19th, Spanish classical guitar virtuoso Andrea González Caballero will be teaching a masterclass at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (doors open at 1:00 pm). Andrea has been performing as a concert artist for many years, and has won numerous international competitions. She first started playing guitar under the tutelage of her mother in Spain at a very young age, and is currently studying with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory. Andrea has a lifetime of experience to share, and we can’t wait to hear what she has to teach our masterclass participants.
Andrea just released some clips from a recent concert. Take a listen to this beautiful rendition of Albéniz’ Sevilla for a taste of what we have in store for you.
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 Andrea and receive personalized coaching from one of the finest 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 for FREE, 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 is only one performance slot left, so don’t hesitate to reserve the last 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 Andrea González Caballero taking place later in the evening of October 19th at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Full details are on our website. Tickets are on sale now!