The Walnut Creek International Guitar Festival and Performance Series is the premier organization presenting Classical Guitar Concerts, Festivals and Educational Events in the San Francisco East Bay area. Our Series has it all, amazing performers, the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts performance hall, a great location in Walnut Creek, California, parking next door, San Francisco Bay area BART and trolley nearby, great restaurants and shopping a short walk away. See Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.
WALNUT CREEK GUITAR SERIES 2014
Jon Mendle, August 15 - Adam Levin - October 17
Guest Artists tba - December 19
FORTHCOMING CONCERTS! - FOR TICKETS CONTACT:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, California
Friday, August 15, 7:15PM
Jon Mendle has toured with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and made his Carnegie Hall debut while still a student at the age of 19. He received a Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His first album, entitled L’infidele, was produced by his teacher, Latin Grammy winner Sergio Assad, and released in January, 2011 on In A Circle Records. Soundboard magazine called L’infidele “a beautiful disc,” adding “Mendle’s playing is a wonder.” Jon has performed solo and with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Germany. He was recently a featured performer at the Guitar Foundation of America international convention. He performs on the unique 11-string archguitar. Don't miss this concert by one of today's most talented upcoming young musical artists.
Friday, October 17, 7:15PM
Adam Levin, Naxos Recording Artist, has been praised by renowned American guitarist, Eliot Fisk, as a “virtuoso guitarist and a true 21st century renaissance man with the élan, intelligence, charm, tenacity and conviction to change the world." Mr. Levin has performed across the United States and Europe at renowned venues and has received numerous top prizes including Asociación Cultural Trujamán, the Society of American Musicians, and Certamen Internacional Luys Milan de Guitarra in Valencia among others. Levin’s debut record In the Beginning was lauded by Minor 7th Acoustic Guitar Music Reviews as “absolutely thrilling . . . will dazzle and entertain at every possible opportunity" and boasts world-premiere recordings by contemporary Spanish composers.
Friday, December 19, 7:15PM
GUEST ARTISTS to be announced
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Walnut Creek Classical Guitar Competition, April 9-11, 2014
1st Prize - Ines Thome
2nd Prize - Padet Netpakdee
3rd Prize - Minh Nguyen
4th Prize - Michael Gratovich
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• The Walnut Creek Guitar Series and Festival is a division of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization Fed. ID 20-1754458. Donations to help support our programs specifically in Walnut Creek and the San Francisco Bay Area may be tax deductible (check with your accountant) and are accepted by mail or online. We also accept donations of stocks or other securities through our Fidelity account. All expenses are not met by attendance and grants alone. If you can offer more help please donate online or contact us at email@example.com. Donations of volunteer work for our organization and contributions of housing for visiting artists are also needed.
The Walnut Creek International Guitar Festival and Performance Series has a distinguished history presenting the world's finest classical guitar and related artists including:
Celso Machado - VIDA Guitar Quartet - Marc Teicholz - Eva Beneke - Gonzalo Bergara Quartet - Thibault Cauvin - Vida Guitar Quartet Jeremy Jouve - Eva Beneke - Dr. Alan Hirsh - Thomas Kikta - Viviana Guzman (flute) - Marten Falk - Yuri Liberzon - Matthew Fish - Exaudi Duo - Arina Burceva - Larry Aynesmith - Trio Seven
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