Guitar Concert

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

Tickets
 ● $25 regular admission
● $20 students, seniors and ECGS members

Available at
 ● 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

For more information call 587-708-2044, or check the Edmonton Classical Guitar Society website at www.edmontonclassicalguitarsociety.org

 


MASTERCLASS

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

EKACHAI JEARAKUL
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

PROGRAMME

Rito de los Orisha                                                                   Leo Brouwer
Fantasie, Op. 19                                                                     Luigi Legnani
Sonata, Op. 61                                                                        Joaquín Turina

Intermission

Selections from H.M. King Suite                                            His Majesty, The King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Sonata Capriccioso                                                                Stephen Goss
Concertino                                                                              Johann Kaspar Mertz

MORE INFORMATION
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.

More information on Ekachai Jearakul can be found at http://www.ekachaiguitarist.com/home.php
Listen to Ekachai Jearakul on YouTube.

 

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