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Guests Artists Master List

Guests Artists Master List

I started presenting artists in 1981, and have been doing it ever since. I thought, after my recent post on the why and the how of guest artists, that it would be amusing to look back and see who has come to my programs over the years as guests to perform and teach. I decided to break down the names into four discrete sections: classical guitar soloists, soloists on related instruments and in other styles, ensembles, and alumni (I've been a dedicated advocate for my alumni over the years and have often hired them to come back and play as featured guests.) Each section is presented in alphabetical order.

 

While there are 198 artists listed here, it's worth mentioning that many on this list have visited repeatedly; some have come a half-dozen times or more. Also, the list makes no differentiation between artists I presented in Akron from those presented in Oberlin. In fact, on many occasions, a guest played in both locales in a single visit.

 

I've also indicated where these visitors came from as I like to assess the geographical breadth of the program. It is clear there are places in the world that are under-represented and others that are well-represented. Food for thought as we move forward. This list includes all artists scheduled for performance this season, even though, at the time of publication, a few won't have come yet. (This list was revised, September, 2018)

 

I hope you enjoy browsing this list. It was fun to assemble it.

 

1) SOLOISTS, CLASSICAL GUITAR

 

Meliset Abreu…….(NY)

Lily Afshar…….(Iran/TN)

Mir Ali…….(Pakistan/NY)

Magnus Anderssen…….(Sweden)

Sergio Assad.........(Brazil/IL)

Randall Avers…….(USA/Norway)

Anton Baranov…….(Russia)

Manuel Barrueco…….(Cuba/MD)

Dusan Bogdanovic…….(Serbia/Switzerland)

Julian Bream…….(England)

Isaac Bustos…….(TX)

Jorge Caballero.........(Peru/NY)

Michael Chapdelaine…….(NM)

Ricardo Cobo…….(Colombia/NV)

Pablo Cohen…….(Venezuela/NY)

Colin Davin..........(OH)

Mark DelPriora........(NY)

Simon Dinnigan…….(England)

Arnaud Dumond…….(France)

Alexander Dunn…….(USA/Canada)

Roland Dyens…….(France)

Marcin Dylla…….(Poland)

Angelo Favis…….(Philipines/IL)

Marco Feri…….(Italy)

Nathan Fischer……. (USA/Malaysia)

Eliot Fisk…….(USA/Germany)

Francois Fowler…….(OH)

Elliot Frank…….(NC)

Paul Galbraith…….(Scotland/Brazil)

Thibaux Garcia.........(USA)

Oscar Ghiglia…….(Italy/Switzerland)

Nicholas Goluses…….(NY)

Antigoni Goni…….(Greece/Belgium)

Vladimir Gorbach…….(Russia/CA)

Matthew Gould…….(USA/Canada)

Robert Gruca…….(OH)

Frederick Hand…….(NY)

Brian Head…….(CA)

Dieter Hennings…….(Mexico/KY)

John Holmquist…….(MN)

Adam Holzman…….(TX)

Sharon Isben…….(NY)

René Izquierdo........(Cuba/WI)

Ricardo Iznaola…….(Cuba/CO)

Douglas James…….(NC)

Javier Jara........(MN)

Seth Josel…….(USA/Germany)

William Kanengiser…….(CA)

Patrick Kearney…….(Canada)

Hazel Ketchum…….(SC)

Alex Kommodore…….(CO)

Frank Koonce…….(AZ)

Goran Krivokapic…….(Montenegro)

Lukasz Kuropaszowski…….(Poland)

David Leisner…….(NY)

Jose Lezcano…….(Cuba/NH)

Rovshan Mamedkuliev…….(Russia)

Martha Masters…….(CA)

Matthew McAllister.........(Scotland)

Peter McCucheon…….(Canada)

Jeffrey McFadden…….(Canada)

Lynn McGrath…….(NM)

Christopher Mallett........(CA)

Lorenzo Micheli…….(Italy)

Vladimir Mikulka…….(Czechoslovakia/France)

Johannes Moeller…….(Sweden)

Carlos Molina…….(Cuba/FL)

Jorge Morel…….(Argentina/NY)

Rob Nathanson…….(NC)

Erol Oszover…….(IN)

Tom Patterson…….(AZ)

James Piorkowski…….(NY)

Luis Quintero…….(Venezuela)

Gyan Riley…….(CA)

Matthew Palmer......... (MD)

Stephen Robinson…….(FL)

Philip Rosheger…….(CA)

David Russell…….(Scotland/Spain)

Salome Sandoval…….. (Venezuela/MA)

Marco Sartor…….(Uruguay/SC)

Stefan Schmidt…….(Germany)

John Schneiderman…….(CA)

Tracy Smith…….(Canada)

Raphaella Smits…….(Belgium)

David Starobin…….(NY)

David Tanenbaum…….(CA)

Marc Teicholz…….(CA)

Scott Tennant…….(CA)

Oleg Timoyev…….(Russia/IA)

Benjamin Verdery…….(NY)

Jason Vieaux…….(OH)

Stanley Yates…….(England/TN)

William Yelverton…….(TN)

Tengyue (TY) Zhang.........(China)

Alexei Zimakov…….(Russia)

Andrew Zohn…….(GA)

 

 

2) SOLOISTS, OTHER STYLES / RELATED INSTRUMENTS

 

John Abercrombie……. jazz (CA)

Robert Barto…….Baroque lute (USA/Germany)

Kenneth Bé…….lute (OH)

Francis Biggi…….lute (Italy/Switzerland)

Frank Bliven…….lutes, early guitars (WN)

William Carter…….theorbo (USA/England)

Larry Coryell…….jazz (USA)

David Cullen…….cross-over (PA)

Guy van Duser…….ragtime (CA)

Chris Eldridge……..steel string guitar (USA)

Juan José Escobar........flamenco (Spain)

Edward Flower…….lute (MA)

Grecia Goryachev…….flamenco (Russia/CA)

Lucas Harris…….lute (Canada)

Daniel Hecht…….steel string (VT)

Renee Jackson…….Alexander Technique (SC)

Konrad Junghangel…….Baroque lute (Switzerland)

William Kanengiser…….comedian (CA)

Hazel Ketchum…….voice/lute, early guitars (SC)

Michael Leopold…….lutes (Italy)

Philippe Malfeyt…….lute (Belgium)

Kevin Mason…….lute (IL)

Simon Martyn-Ellis…….lutes, early guitars (Australia/USA)

Ronn McFarlane…….lutes (WV)

Pat Metheney…….jazz (CA)

Eric Noden…….American roots/National steel (IL)

Nigel North..........lute (Great Britain/IN)

Paul O’Dette…….lute (NY)

Joe Pass…….jazz (NY)

(Note: Joe Pass’ 1985 solo recital at University of Akron was released commercially as “Live in Akron”!)

Paco Pena…….flamenco (Spain)

Richard Stone…….Baroque lute (MD)

 

 

3) ENSEMBLES


Agnew-McAllister Duo
            Aisling Agnew, fl/Matthew McAllister, gtr (Scotland)

Amadeus Duo

            Thomas Kirchhoff/Dale Kavanaugh, gtrs (Germany)

Castellani-Andriaccio Duo

            Joanne Castellani/Michael Andriaccio, gtrs (NY)

Cavatina Duo

            Denis Azabagic, gtr/Eugenia Moliner, fl (Bosnia/Spain/IL)

Curtis HS Guitar Ensemble (large conducted ensemble) (NY)

Chroma Duo

            Rob MacDonald/Tracy Smith, gtrs (Canada)

Duo 46

            Matthew Gould, gtr/Beth Schneider, vn (USA/Canada)

Duo Amaral

            Jorge Amaral and Mia Pomerantz, gtrs (Mexico/Israel/MD)

Duo Damiano

            Dieter Hennings, gtr/Molly Barth, fl (Mexico/KY)

Duo Spiritoso

            Andrew Zohn/Jeffrey McFadden, gtrs (GA/Canada)

Duo Noire
            Christopher Mallet/Thomas Flippin, gtrs (CA)

Ghetto Gitano

            Mir Ali, gtr,/James Kurzdorfer, bass/Gary Rutkowski percussion/Samar Saha, tabla/Marie Carr, dancer (NY)
 

Goldspiel/Provost Duo (AL/CT)

Goluses Duo

            Nicholas Goluses, gtr/Hilda Goluses, cello (NY)

Hanser-McClellan Duo

            John McClellan/Kirk Hanser, gtrs (MO)

Haslop & Sanders

            Jack Sanders, gtr/Clayton Haslop, vn (CA)

Hungry Monks

            Hazel Ketchum, gtrs & voice/John Holenko, gtrs (SC)

Izquierdo/Chekan Duo

            René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan, guitars (Cuba/Belarus/WI)

James-Rucco Duo

            Douglas James/Pasquale Rucco, gtrs (NC/Italy)

Keene State Guitar Orchestra, Reed Desrosiers, Director (large conducted ensemble) (NH)

Klasinc-Loncar Duo

            Miroslav Loncar/Natasha Klasinc, gtrs (Croatia/NC)
 

Kondonassis-Vieaux
            Yolanda Kondonassis, harp/Jason Vieaux, gtr

Koonce-Doyle Duo

            Frank Koonce, gtr/Don Doyle, narrator (AZ)

Kraft-Silver Duo

            Norbert Kraft, gtr/Bonnie Silver, harpsichord (Canada)

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (CA)

Les Freres Meduses

            Randall Avers and Benoit Albert, gtrs (Norway/France)

Linden Duo

            Angelo Favis, gtr/Kimberly Risinger, fl (IL)

Marron-Prater Dance & Music Co.

            James Marron, gtr/Bethany Prater, dancer (OH)

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MN)

Newman-Oltman Duo

            Michael Newman/Laura Oltman, gtrs (NY)

Niibori Ensemble (large conducted guitar orchestra) (Japan)

North Carolina Guitar Quartet (NC)

Panebianco-Del Monaco Duo

            Alfredo Pannebianco/Vania Del Monaco, gtrs (Spain)

Patterson-Strandberg Duo

            Tom Patterson, gtr/Linda Strandberg, soprano (AZ)

Pearl & Gray

            Julian Gray/Ron Pearl, gtrs (MD)

Reeds-Ali Duo

            Mir Ali, gtr/Betsy Reeds, fl (NY)

Los Romeros Guitar Quartet

           Celadonio, Pepe, and Romero family members (CA)

Scandinavian Guitar Duo

            Jesper Sivabaek/Per Pälssen, gtrs (Denmark/Sweden)

Slotkin/Murphy

            Matthew Slotkin, gtr & saxophonist (NY)

SoloDuo

            Lorenzo Micheli/Matteo Mela, gtrs (Italy)
 

Sonus
            Hazel Ketchum, Renaissance guitar, saz/John Holenko, oud. saz/James Carrier, oud/Geoff Cormier, percussion (SC)

Tantalus Guitar Quartet (USA)
            Stephen Mattingly, Kristian Andersen, Lynn McGrath & Adam Foster, gtrs
 

Tequila Flamenco Group
            Silviu Ciulei, gtr/B. J. Golden, gtr/Taylor Lonardo, bass/Tony Hartman, percussion

Tully-Hull Duo

            Dan Hull, gtr/Amy Tully, fl (SC)

Verdery-Schmidt Duo

            Benjamin Verdery, gtr/Rie Schmidt, fl (NY)
 

The Zvi Migdal
            Adam Tully/Dan Lippel/Dave Nadal, gtrs/Pablo Pereyra, voice (NY)

 

 

4) ALUMNI

 

Chris Akin…….(KY)

Mir Ali…….(NY)

Randall Avers…….(Norway)

James Buckland…….(SC)

Theresa Calpotura…….(CA)

Michael Curtis…….(OH)

Alexander Dean…….(MN)

Brian Dowdy…….(MN)

Brendan Evans…….(MA)

Loren Fortna…….(NJ)

Dominic Frasca…….(NY)

Matthew Hinsley…….(TX)

M. Rusty Jones…….(IN)

Patrick Joyce…….(WV)

Daniel Lippel…….(NY)

Christopher Mallett…….(CA)

James Marron…….(OH)

Joshua Millard…….(NH)

Eric Noden…….(IL)

Paul Petric…….(OH),

Adam Sarata…….(OH)

Adam Tully…….(NY)

Rami Vamos…….(NY)

Danny Voris…….(OH)

John Marcel Williams…….(OH)

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