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  • Maria Zemantauski is a nylon-string guitarist and composer whose style is most significantly influenced by the Spanish classical and flamenco repertoire. She has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim. Her albums, Mrs. Laughinghouse (1997), Seeing Red (2000), Under the Lemon Tree (2005), Petty Feet & Mistletoe (2010) and the self-titled, Maria [...]

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    Guitarist TY Zhang received First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien [...]

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    Emmy award winner Stephen Nystrup has traded in his bicycle messenger job in NYC and is now mountain biking throughout New England, and is playing in some of the great venues there. He has been around the world and back, both musically and geographically. Steve was born in Hartford and began playing the guitar at age twelve. "It was the most important thing in my life then," he says. Early [...]

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    “Duo Alterity is rapidly emerging as one of the premier Flute and Guitar Duos on today’s concert stage” (Richard Provost, Professor Emeritus and Founder of The Hartt School Guitar Department). The multi-award-winning ensemble has performed extensively across the United States, and was most recently invited to be artists-in-residence for the 2018 Connecticut Summerfest [...]

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    Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston "INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)" which consists of unique musicians from different[...]

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    This fascinating duo will play jazz standards and tunes by Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Steve Swallow plus bossa nova.Internationally renowned jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, consistently voted among the top jazz flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll for nearly a decade, tours with her quintet and in several other configurations. She is currently promoting her new Capri Records release, "Game Changer," a [...]

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    Ms. Chaconne Klaverenga burst onto the concert stage and international guitar competition world at age 14. Giving solo concerts to sold-out venues and securing 14 championship titles in the world’s most prestigious International Classical Guitar Competitions in the Junior, Senior, Collegiate and Artist Divisions (7 first place finishes; she has since retired from competition). Excerpts of [...]

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    A young Sicilian artist left Italy over 30 years ago, with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists”.  Peppino has achieved his dream and he’s now firmly planted in the “who’s who” of the guitar world. Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the acoustic guitar scene in the early 80’s as a leading member of the second wave of the great [...]

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    An all-day guitar extravaganza featuring concerts and workshops by extraordinary guitarists:  Keyla Mejia, Nick Cutroneo, Randy Spaulding, Ron Calabrese, Dave Dick, Peppino D'Agostino and a performance by the Connecticut Guitar Society Ensemble. Guitar Day 2018 is an event sponsored by the Connecticut Guitar Society, the activities are open to the general public and guitar enthusiasts. Join [...]

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    Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein (b. 1967, New York City) has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 80 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has released nine albums and a DVD, Live at Smoke. He got his first break while attending the New School [...]

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