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International Guest Guitarist Concert Series

2013-2014 NEGS Concert Schedule

Saturday November 9, 2013, Recital 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 11 AM: Meet the Artist/Masterclass

Frederic Hand - American Master
Program: Bach, Gluck, Renaissance and Original Works

Frederic HandGrammy-nominated composer Frederic Hand is one of the most versatile guitarists performing today. His programs feature his own works which have brought him renown as an Emmy-winning television and film composer and recording artist. In addition to serving as the Metropolitan Opera's guitarist and lutenist, he is a highly sought-after teacher. He has performed as guest artist with the Mostly Mozart Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, the New York Philharmonic, Waverly Consort, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, among others.

A graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Hand studied in England with Julian Bream on a Fulbright scholarship. Hand is currently chairman of the Classical Guitar department at the State University of New York at Purchase and he also serves on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music and Bennington College.

Frederic Hand's tours throughout North America and Europe have been met with the highest critical acclaim. He has taught masterclasses and given residencies at the New England Conservatory of Music, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Cleveland Institute of Music, to name but a few.

“Classical guitar recitals don’t get much better than this. Frederic Hand is a tremendously skilled and expressive guitarist. But what makes him unique is that he is also one of today’s most fascinating composers, able to weave together a variety of influences, from jazz to Dowland to the avant-garde.”
Guitar Review

“Mr. Hand produced a strikingly clean and penetrating tone. Making a strong impression with his musicianship on each instrument, he played unerringly, with all the verve and spirit that one could ask.”
New York Times

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Saturday, March 8, 2014, Recital 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 9 - Meet the Artist/Masterclass

Arc Duo - Flute and Guitar
Heather Holden -flutist, Bradley Colten - Guitarist

Heather and Bradley consistently create an atmosphere on stage which draws audiences into performances and enriches the concert experience with a dynamic exchange of ideas and stories.

Arc Duo

Arc Duo’s performance highlights include recitals at renowned venues such as Caramoor Music Festival, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Concert tours include the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland.

"The program was beautifully crafted... electrifying, reflective, and always engaging ... a mix of sensuality and thoughtful elegance."
- Guitar Review

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Saturday, April 5, 2014, Recital 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 6, Meet the Artist/Masterclass

Marcin Dylla - Polish Classical Guitarist
Program TBA

Marcin DyllaHailed by Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players. He has earned this position, the unparalleled number of awards including 19 First Prizes from 1996-2007. His last triumph was the Gold Medal of the ‘2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition’ in Los Angeles known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world followed by tour of over 50 cities in North America, Mexico and Canada, live recital video recording and CD recording for Naxos that reached the Naxos ‘Top 10 Bestselling Albums’ in September 2008. His live recital DVD “Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk” was nominated for 2010 Fryderyk Award (equal to American Grammy) in the category of Solo Classical Music Album of the Year.

“’Incredible’ ... the Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla restored the meaning of the word in an absolutely stunning concert. ... seemingly effortless technique and intense artistry. It was clear from the outset that we were hearing a major talent performing music of serious proportions with both impressive technique and deeply musical interpretive skill”
~ Herald Tribune

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Saturday, May 10, 2014, Recital 8:00 pm
Music School Showcase - Yale University
Under the direction of Ben Verdery

YaleThe Yale School of Music Guitar Department, under the direction of Ben Verdery, trained some of the most successful young professional guitarists performing today. The concert will feature current Yale students in an exciting recital full of surprises.

New England Guitar Society

Fundraising Event

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