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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 strong advocated 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 176 artists listed here, it's worth mentioning that many on this list have visited repeatedly; some have come a half-dozen times or more.

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.

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)
Randall Avers…….(USA/Norway)
Anton Baranov…….(Russia)
Manuel Barrueco…….(Cuba/MD)
Dusan Bogdanovic…….(Serbia/Switzerland)
Julian Bream…….(England)
Isaac Bustos…….(TX)
Michael Chapdelaine…….(NM)
Ricardo Cobo…….(Colombia/NV)
Pablo Cohen…….(Venezuela/NY)
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)
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)
Ricardo Iznaola…….(Cuba/CO)
Douglas James…….(NC)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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/Eugernia Moliner, fl (Serbia/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)
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)
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


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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