For more information about the Concert Series, please contact Grand Canyon Guitar Society at (928) 213-0752 or info@CanyonGuitar.org.
Johannes Möller and Debashish Chaudhuri "Tales of India" for Guitar and Tabla
The European guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the GFA Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.
"Tales of India" is a manifestation of Johannes's years of following and learning North Indian Classical music during his travels and giving it a language on the Guitar. Johannes creates a new musical language exploring the crossover between Indian and Western Classical Music. The result: soulful and heart-warming compositions accompanied by Tabla, a concoction of Indian Ragas and rhythmic cycles.
Debasish Chaudhuri is one of the most well known and acclaimed tabla teacher and player from Kolkata, India based in Los Angeles, USA. Debasish has performed in many concerts in India and in the United States, including tabla solos, percussion ensembles and accompanied with various instrumentalists and vocalists. Debasish regularly teaches tabla in Los Angeles and Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Viloteau is considered one of the most gifted classical guitarists of the younger generation, and not without reason. He has won several prestigious competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in 2006 and Tàrrega Competition in Spain in 2012. Mr Viloteau makes a return appearance to Flagstaff on November 14.
Zoran Dukić is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances leave long-lasting impressions on both audiences and critics, and many consider his exhilarating performances to be representative of a pinnacle of 21st Century guitar practices. Don't miss a chance to experience one of Europe's finest guitarists in concert on January 16.
Adam del Monte
Adam del Monte is one of the leading guitarist/composers in the world today, being a dynamic force in both flamenco and classical guitar. He studied guitar in Spain, Israel, and England, and set out in new directions to integrate an eclectic awareness of jazz, world music, and other contemporary forms to lead to new and creative renditions of flamenco repertoire. He returns to Flagstaff on February 13.
Born in 1954 in Argentina, Roberto Aussel began playing guitar at the age of seven. Since the 1980s, his renown as an international concert artist has continued to spread and he regularly appears in concerts and at festivals in Europe, South America, and the United States. We are thrilled to present a legend of classical guitar in his Northern Arizona concert debut on April 2, 2016.
Statewide Guitar Ensemble Festival
Concluding the series is our annual guitar ensemble festival. Student ensembles from the state's university guitar programs and select high school and community college programs will perform in duos, trios, quartets. We conclude the evening with a duo concerto written by Brad Richter and played by an orchestra comprised of these students.