Concert Season 2016/2017
8:00 pm, Saturday, November 5, 2016
Muttart Hall, Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Drive

2:00 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016
PCL Hall, 5th floor, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00 pm
Friday, March 3, 2017
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive

8:00 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive

 

8:00 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017
Alberta College, Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $25.00
Regular Admission: $30.00

Winner of major international competitions, including the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Artist Competition, this French guitarist with Spanish roots is here on his GFA tour.

Born in Toulouse, France, Thibaut Garcia began to play the guitar at age seven. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he studied under Olivier Chassain. At twenty-two, Garcia has already won several international competition prizes, including first prizes in the 2014 "Jose Thomas" International Competition (Spain) and the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition (USA). As a solo recitalist he has performed in France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia and China. In the fall of 2016, Garcia will begin a tour of over fifty cities in the United States and Canada as part of his GFA competition prize. Garcia's first recording, Demain dès l'aube, appeared on the Contrastes label in 2014, and a major label release for Warner Classics, entitled Leyendas, will follow in 2016. Thibaut Garcia currently studies privately with Judicael Perroy.

"[Garcia] presents a program of such awesome difficulty that it would terrify any but the greatest of virtuosos, both for its technical and interpretive demands. He brings it off with ease." - American Record Guide


8:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $25.00
Regular Admission: $30.00

Two great Canadian talents - one of the country's most celebrated guitarists together with one of our most accomplished younger players.

In a decades long career, Jeffrey McFadden has performed widely in Canada, the United States and Europe. McFadden was the second prize winner in the 1992 Guitar Foundation of America competition, and was chosen to record the very first CD in the Naxos label's "Laureate" series as part of his competition prize. He has since made many other discs for Naxos, including recordings of works Agustin Barrios and American composer Terry Riley. McFadden has collaborated with such eminent musicians as Andrew Zohn, Robert Aiken, John Beckwith and R. Murray Schaeffer, and is currently lecturer in guitar at the University of Toronto. Originally from Vancouver, Michael Kolk now lives and teaches in Toronto. A graduate the U of T's Master of Music program, he became well-known for his duo performances with guitarist Drew Henderson. He has recorded two CDs with Henderson, and recently released Mosaic, an album of solo guitar music on the Atma label. As a duo, Jeffrey Mc Fadden and Michael Kolk have recorded Mauro Giuliani's arrangements of opera overtures by Rossini for a CD to be released on the Naxos label in November 2016.

"McFadden plays with a wonderfully clean and flexible technique, great sensitivity and a beautifully limpid tone." - Classic CD (UK)

"[Kolk] is one of the most musical guitarists performing and recording today." - This Is Classical Guitar (Canada)


8:00 pm, Saturday, November 5, 2016
Muttart Hall, Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Drive
Tickets for Members/Students/Seniors: $25.00
Regular Admission: $30.00

Legendary Spanish Cuban virtuoso! We are delighted to be part of Ms. Matos' tour celebrating her 30 years on the concert stage.

Distinguished Cuban Spanish guitarist Iliana Matos is a graduate of the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and of the Royal Music Conservatory in Madrid. In her youth she won prizes in eleven major competitions, including first prizes in the Andrés Segovia Competition and the prestigious S.A.R. La Infanta Doña Cristina International Competition. A champion of Ibero-American guitar music, Ms. Matos has performed extensively in Latin American, the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Among her career highlights are an appearance as soloist with the National Orchestra of Oporto at the VIII Ibero-American Summit and a performance for the Spanish Royal Family in 1998. Angels in the Street, her CD of music by Eduardo Martin on San Francisco‚Äôs GSP label, was praised by American Record Guide as "a match-made-in-heaven recording that is about as perfect as guitar records get." A resident of Spain for twenty years, she has shared her musical insights as teacher at such institutions as the Conservatory of the Balearics, the Conservatory of Salamanca and the Royal Music Conservatory of Madrid.

"Her name deserves to go down in guitar history as one of the great players of our time." - Classical Guitar Magazine


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