The Edmonton Classical Guitar Society 2015-16 season
From Thailand – winner of the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America Competition!
EKACHAI JEARAKUL, guitar
Friday, April 8, 2016, 8:00 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Drive, Edmonton
● $25 regular admission
● $20 students, seniors and ECGS members
● Tix on the Square (on Sir Winston Churchill Square, ph. 780-420-1757)
● Avenue Guitars (10550 82 Avenue)
● Acoustic Music Shop (9934 82 Avenue)
● online through the ECGS website
● at the door
$10 youth tickets (age 12 and under) available through the society and at the door only
7:00 pm, Thursday, April 7 (the day before the concert).
Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive, Room 428
Admission is free for both performers and auditors
For more information please call the Edmonton Classical Guitar Society at 587-708-2044
Thai guitarist Ekachai Jearakul was born in 1987 and began his study of the guitar at age thirteen. He is a graduate of the Mahidol University College of Music near Bangkok and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with Marco Tamayo. Jearakul has won first prizes in numerous international guitar competitions, and has performed in over sixteen countries, including Thailand, China, France, Russia, Greece, Japan, Austria, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico and the United States. In 2014 he became the first Asian guitarist to win the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition, the most important event of its kind in the world. In addition to a cash award, his prize includes a fifty-concert tour in of Canada, the USA, Mexico and China, and a recording in the Naxos “Laureate” series with worldwide distribution.
“immaculate….colourful….a dizzying display of agility.”
– David Denton, David’s Review Corner
Rito de los Orisha Leo Brouwer
Fantasie, Op. 19 Luigi Legnani
Sonata, Op. 61 Joaquín Turina
Selections from H.M. King Suite His Majesty, The King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Sonata Capriccioso Stephen Goss
Concertino Johann Kaspar Mertz
For more information on the concert and masterclass, please get in touch with David Grainger Brown (president of the Edmonton Classical Guitar Society) at 587-708-2044 or Ernst Birss (vice-president) at 780-482-3741. Information on the society can also be found on the internet at www.edmontonclassicalguitarsociety.org.