Classical Guitar Festival 2009
The first Salisbury University Classical Guitar Festival was
a great success. Guitarists and parents came for a day of events
that included a finger aerobics class, master classes, parents
information sessions, lunch, a playing competition, an ensemble
rehearsal, and a final concert that featured the ensemble as
well as guest artist
Congratulations to all the competition participants! The jury
D. J. Sparr
and Danielle Cumming)
was very impressed by the high standard of playing. The first
place winner of the 12 and Under category was Nadia Gizdova from
Columbia, MD, with second place going to Garrett LaCurts from
Millsboro, DE. First place in the Ages 13 to 17 category went to
Fletcher Lopez from Potomac Falls, VA , and second place to Sean
Johnson from Berlin, MD. All participants received guitar
strings and other prizes donated by Festival sponsors D'Addario
and Planet Waves, and winners will also receive a check donated
by the Music Department of Salisbury University.
Participants, parents, guest performer Zane Forshee,
composer/conductor D.J. Sparr, and Festival Director Danielle
Guest guitarist Zane Forshee performed a brilliant and
inspiring solo recital. The program included Prelude, Fugue,
Allegro, BWV 998 by J.S. Bach and Leo Brouwer's
Afro-Cuban Lullaby and Paisaje Cubano con Campanas.
Following Mr. Forshee's performance and the announcement of the
competition prizewinners, the day concluded with a performance
by the Festival Ensemble who premiered Ocean Strum,
composed in honor of the first Salisbury University Classical
Guitar Festival by D.J. Sparr.
Please check back soon for the date and other details of the
2010 Salisbury University Classical Guitar Festival.