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Katona Twins Lukasz Kuropaczewski formers and auditors. To attend, you have to register page, and all of the BCGS guitar events information is
Saturday, October 9, 2009 at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. right at your fingertips.
Harold J. Kaplan Hall, Towson University Baltimore Museum of Art on the BCGS web site. Go to BCGS.org – EVENTS
– MASTER CLASSES. There you can click on the
“The Hungarian Katona twins... are stunning: full of the flair, drama “A master technician which displays artistic maturity well beyond
his years...” (Classical Guitar Magazine)
registration form. All classes take place at Hope Share Your Music
and passion.” (BBC Radio 3)
Presbyterian Church. Last season, the Open Stage meetings were a huge
Hungarian born Peter and Zoltán Katona make up the Katona Polish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski has given recitals worldwide, success. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to
Twins, a guitar duo which has given recitals throughout the including London, Berlin, Paris, Rejkjavik, Prague, Sofia, Minsk, the
prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York and the Concertgebouw in
Risa Carlson • Sunday, October 11, 2009 play in front of a hand-clapping audience on
world. The twins have won numerous prizes, both individually
and together. In 1998 they won the Concert Artists Guild Amsterdam to name a few. He performs as guest artist every year at • 1 – 4 p.m. selected Saturday evenings at Hope Presbyterian
Competition held in New York, and in 1997 they were winners at the most important music festivals, where he also works with Franco Platino • Sunday, October 18, 2009 Church in Baltimore. All levels of classical guitar
the Young Concert Artist Trust auditions in London. prominent artists such as Igor Yuzefovich (assistant concertmaster of
the Baltimore Symphony), Jan Stanienda, Martin Chalifour • 1 – 4 p.m. players are welcome to play, or, you can just come
From the age of ten the twins have studied both individually (concertmaster of the Los Angeles Symphony), the musicians of Ray Chester • Sunday, October 25, 2009 to mingle and listen to others.
and as a guitar duo in Budapest, Frankfurt, and at the Royal Concerto Avenna, the San Antonio Symphony, the Cleveland
Academy of Music in London. During their studies they Symphony, and the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.
• 1 – 4 p.m.
benefitted from classes with Julian Bream and John Williams. BCGS Ensemble
The Katona Twins have been invited on numerous occasions Mr. Kuropaczewski was granted a full scholarship at the Peabody In addition, the BCGS will present the The BCGS ensemble is always welcoming new
to record for the BBC and other international television and Conservatory where he studied with his mentor Manuel Barrueco in
radio stations. the prestigious Artist Diploma program. He is now on the faculty of the following master classes: members! Composed of mostly non-professional
Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland, and a guitarists, this unique group performs under the
College House Music Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in
Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Kuropaczewski has released five critically
Katona Twins will teach a master class presented baton of distinguished guitarist and music
Jason Vieaux acclaimed CDs. in collaboration with Towson University on Sunday, professor Ronald Pearl. Typically they perform at
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8 p.m. October 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. Performers will be least twice a season. Rehearsals are weekly at
Baltimore Museum of Art Manuel Barrueco students of Towson, however, the class is open to Loyola College; see bcgs.org, OPPORTUNITIES.
“...among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.”
Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8 p.m. auditors for a $5 fee. To reserve a space, go to BCGS.
Harold J. Kaplan Hall, Towson University org – EVENTS – MASTER CLASSES. Volunteer
“A major artist with remarkable musicianship and a world of Contribute to the BCGS by becoming a
One of America’s leading guitarists, Jason Vieaux has earned a
devoted international fan base. Recent performance
technique... simply and consistently awesome.” (Los Angeles Times) Jason Vieaux will teach a master class around the volunteer! We are always looking for enthusiastic
highlights include recitals for New York’s 92nd St. Y series and
Grammy-nominated Mawnuel Barrueco is internationally recognized time of his performance with the BCGS in December guitar lovers to help out at concerts: usher,
San Francisco’s OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts,
concertos with North American orchestras from coast to coast,
as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry of 2009. Exact date/time will be posted on BCGS.org. distribute programs, drive an artist, as well as
has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and
a debut for the prestigious Nürtingen International Guitar
a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and
photograph BCGS events. Please contact us by
Festival in Germany, tours of Mexico, debuts in Brazil and Lukasz Kuropaczewski will teach a master class filling out the contact form on our web site if you
uncommon lyrical gifts. His career has been dedicated to bringing the
Poland, and triumphant returns as “series favorite” in Boston,
guitar to the main musical centers of the world. During three decades around the time of his performance with the BCGS are interested in becoming more involved.
Hartford, Cleveland, Knoxville, and St. Petersburg.
of concertizing, his international tours have taken him to some of the
most important musical centers in the world. in March of 2010. Exact date/time will be posted on
His programs and collaborations for Music@Menlo, Strings
Music Festival, Grand Teton, and Jupiter Chamber Players have BCGS.org.
His recording catalogue includes over a dozen recordings for the EMI
forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician. As a
label. Recent CD releases include two recordings that feature the
passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Vieaux has premiered Manuel Barrueco will teach a master class in
music of Astor Piazzolla: Grammy-nominated “Solo Piazzolla” (2007) and
new pieces by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, José Luis Merlin,
“Tango Sensations” (2008). “Sounds of the Americas” (2008) features collaboration with Towson University on Sunday,
and Eric Sessler. Mr. Vieaux already has ten recordings to his
music by composers Daugherty, Kernis, Frank and Sierra, and his latest
credit and many more to come under his multi-record deal with
release “Virtuoso Guitar Duos” with Franco Platino, is a collection of the April 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. Performers will be students
repertoire’s most spectacular guitar duos. These recordings are part of of Towson, however, the class is open to auditors for a
the exclusive “Manuel Barrueco Collection” on Tonar Music.
$5 fee. To reserve a space, go to BCGS.org – EVENTS
– MASTER CLASSES.
ChromaDuo classical guitars, Tracy Anne Smith and Rob MacDonald
(Tracy Anne Smith & Rob McDonald) unveil refreshing and innovative programs of new works by
Young Talent Concert some of the most exciting composers of our time. As soloists,
they have performed in Canada, USA, Mexico, Italy, France,
Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. Germany, Spain, and England; as chamber musicians, they
An Die Musik perform alongside CAGE Avant Garde Ensemble, soprano
Jennifer Holbrook, Soundstreams, the Canadian Opera
BCGS MiSSion S tateMent
A dedicated new voice in the contemporary music world, Company, and the Madawaska String Quartet. Their program will The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the awareness and
ChromaDuo is vigorously developing and presenting some of feature a piece for guitar duo commissioned by former Peabody appreciation of the classical guitar. We believe that the guitar is an accessible and versatile instrument that is uniquely
today’s most evocative, lyrical, and exhilarating music. With two student Christopher William Pierce. capable of bringing classical music to everyone.