Concert Season 2015/2016
7:30 pm, Sunday, October 4, 2015
Muttart Hall, Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2015
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00 pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00 pm
Friday, March 4, 2016
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive

 

8:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $20.00
Regular Admission: $25.00

From Thailand - winner of the 2014 GFA Competition!

Thai guitarist Ekachai Jearakul was born in 1987 and began his study of the guitar at age thirteen. He is a graduate of the Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with Marco Tamayo. Jearakul has won first prizes in numerous international guitar competitions, and has performed in over sixteen countries, including Thailand, China, France, Russia, Greece, Japan, Austria, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico and the United States. In 2014 he became the first Asian guitarist to win the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition, the most important event of its kind in the world. In addition to a cash award, his prize includes a fifty-concert tour in of Canada, the USA and Mexico, and a recording in the Naxos "Laureate" series with worldwide distribution.

"immaculate...colourful... a dizzying display of agility." - David Denton, David's Review Corner


8:00 pm
Friday, March 4, 2016
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $20.00
Regular Admission: $25.00

Swedish perfection and Argentinean passion!

First prize winner of the highly prestigious Guitar Foundation of America competition in 2010, Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has established himself as one of the world's leading young concert guitarists. In this concert he is joined by Argentinian-born Laura Fraticelli in a duo that is becoming increasingly known for precise yet animated performances. The Möller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo has performed widely in Europe, North and South America. Their first CD, of duo works by nineteenth-century Austrian composer Johann Kaspar Mertz on the Naxos label, was released to wide acclaim in 2014. In addition to classical repertoire the duo performs arrangements of Argentinean tangos, as well as their own original compositions.

"...tastefully played, often with heartrending beauty." - American Record Guide


EDMONTON CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY FEBRUARY HOUSE SOCIAL
75 Cormack Crescent, Edmonton
Friday, February 12, 2016, 7pm
A fun evening of listening, playing and good company! No obligation to play, but please bring your guitar - this is an opportunity to play solo, in groups, and in fun music reading ensembles. We're planning to hold these socials once every month - check back here for details. Everyone is welcome!

8:00 pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $20.00
Regular Admission: $25.00

Brilliant young Jordanian-Canadian guitarist - a new star in Canadian classical music

Winner of both the first prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition 2011, first prize winner of the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition 2011, and second prize winner in the Tokyo 55th International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb has quickly established himself as one of Canada's leading guitarists. Born in Jordan to parents of Palestinian origin, Harb holds a Masters in Performance degree from McGill University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto. He has given concerts in such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Egypt's Cairo Opera House and the Glenn Gould studios in Toronto, where he was showcased as a CBC Radio NEXT! artist.

"Harb easily proves that he belongs to the class of great classical guitarists; the very ones who make you forget that the instrument has only six strings." -- The Jordan Times


8:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2015
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $20.00
Regular Admission: $25.00

Yes, we are 20 years old. Join us in this special concert featuring Edmonton-area guitarists and guests. Let's celebrate!

Sebastian Robles
Marek Orszulik
Trevor Sanders with Guillaume Tardif (violin)
Ernst Birss with Merrill Tanner (soprano)

The Edmonton Classical Guitar Society is twenty years old! To celebrate we're bringing together some of Edmonton's best guitarists - and their guests - for an engaging evening of plucked string music. Sebastian Robles is the young guitarist who recently won a prize in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Junior Competition. Marek Orszulik holds a Master's degree in guitar performance from the Birmingham Conservatoire, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Alberta. Trevor Sanders, on the faculty of Augustana University and the Alberta College Conservatory, performs with violinist Guillaume Tardif, Professor of Music at the U of A. Ernst Birss, a first prize winner in the Northwest Guitar Competition, appears with lyric soprano Merrill Tanner, singer, voice teacher, speech-language pathologist and graduate of the University of Alberta Master's program in voice performance.


7:30 pm, Sunday, October 4, 2015
Muttart Hall, Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $20.00
Regular Admission: $25.00

One of the world's most celebrated guitar duos!

Since 1991 Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff have travelled to over 60 countries to give some 1300 concerts as the Amadeus Guitar Duo. Thoroughly at home with the repertoire for just two guitars, they have expanded their focus to include frequent performances with orchestra, notably in "Spanish Guitar Nights" featuring concertos by Joaquin Rodrigo for one, two and four guitars, and in concertos for duo guitars written especially for them by Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi, Gheorghe Zamfir and others. Based in Iserlohn, Germany, Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff are also co-directors of the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, one of the largest and most important festivals of its kind.

"Surely one of the most innovative duos in the world." - Gitarre & Laute, Germany


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