“…[a] stunning [performance], showcasing her gorgeous tone, immaculate technique, and sophisticated musicianship. She is a winner in every sense of the word.” – JoAnn Falletta, after winning the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
We’re fresh back from our holiday break and eager to be presenting one of the very best up-and-coming guitarists playing today. Join us Saturday, February 22nd for our first concert of 2020 with Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun (details below). Bo is the epitome of what makes a musician excellent, navigating the most difficult repertoire with grace and ease, coaxing every note to its fullest musical potential. You can tell I’m a fan, but I’m not the only one. Ms. Byun recently won the prestigious JoAnn Falletta Concerto Competition, beating out our last year’s GFA Touring artist TY Zhang, and just last spring she took second place in the GFA International Concert Artist competition, coming in close behind our April artist and current touring GFA Winner Raphaël Feuillâtre!
But don’t take my word for it, have a listen for yourself! Bokyung recently visited the GSI showroom in California to record on some of their amazing guitars. Take a listen and allow yourself to be captured by her delightfully inventive playing.
This will also be your first chance to pre-order Bokyung Byun’s upcoming CD, available in March. Her debut recording will feature much of the same program from the concert, including Escarraman (Castelnuovo-Tedesco), Theme, Variations, and Finale (Ponce), Five Bagatelles (Walton), and Sonata (Roberto Sierra).
Hope to see you there!
President & Artistic Director – Wilmington Classical Guitar
Bokyung Byun with special guest Tom Potts
Works by works by Gerhard, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dowland, Sierra, Sohn, Regondi, Haug, and Walton.
Guest Opening Artist: Tom Potts
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