For more information about the Concert Series, please contact Grand Canyon Guitar Society at (928) 213-0752 or info@CanyonGuitar.org.
The legendary Ida Presti is the inspiration for this group of prominent classical guitarists, the first professional all-women guitar ensemble in the US. Having given recitals on four continents, Presti Trio’s members draw from a deep wellspring of performance experience. Presti's current program fills a gap in the guitar trio repertoire by presenting both tantalizing new arrangements of music that span the eras as well as original compositions. GCGS welcomes this exciting trio to Flagstaff to kick off our 10th Anniversary Season!
Roland Dyens shares the joy of his musical talent through his performing, composing and teaching across the world. Always transformative events, his concerts unfold as personal experiences of emotional awakening for the audience. His stage presence, his improvised openings and unique relationship with the listeners undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance today. His compositions and arrangements are widely performed and highly acclaimed throughout the world. Don't miss this true Titan of Guitar in his Flagstaff concert debut!
Grisha Goryachev is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in concert settings. He strives to keep alive older flamenco masterpieces that now exist only on records by performing them in concerts. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical guitar. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Spain with one of the world's foremost flamenco guitarists on Sunday, November 17.
Rovshan Mamedkuliev was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and started his studies in classical guitar at the age of eleven. He has won more than twenty prizes in International competitions, including Special prize for the best interpretation of the compositions of Tarrega at the International competition "Francisco Tarrega" in 2007, as well as the Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition in 2012. He visits Flagstaff as part of the GFA sponsored Winner's Tour on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter met in 2005 when Brad was commissioned to write a concert length chamber piece featuring cello and guitar. Viktor and Brad are classical musicians with successful international solo careers and intensive training from two of the world's most lauded musical institutions: The Moscow Conservatory and The Royal College of Music. The Richter Uzur Duo may be unique in the way in which they combine classical, rock and folk music and themes into truly original new compositions, and we celebrate their unique music in their Flagstaff debut performance on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has performed throughout North America, Europe and Australia. In addition to his recent Carnegie Hall debut, he has performed at the most prestigious concert halls in New York City. He won the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition. Rupert Boyd makes his Arizona concert debut in Flagstaff on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Massimo Delle Cese
Prizewinner in several competitions, Massimo Delle Cese was just 15 when ranked first at the 4th Ancona National Guitar Contest, and earned his Guitar Diploma in Rome Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music. He regularly appears at international guitar festivals as a soloist and with orchestras. His solo recordings receive great acclaim from both audiences and reviewers with international guitar magazines and is chair guitar professor at L'Aquila Conservatory of Music. GCGS is proud to present this fantastic Italian artist to close our Tenth Anniversary Season!