Meng Su

Meng Su

Dallas: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30pm
Caruth Auditorium at SMU 6101 Bishop Blvd Dallas, TX 75205
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Fort Worth: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum –
Renzo Piano Pavillion Auditorium
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107   
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Born in the coastal city of Qingdao, in the province of Shandong, China in 1988, Meng Su demonstrated her artistic gifts as an exceptionally talented guitarist from an early age.

Embarking on an exciting guitar career as one of the most outstanding guitarists of her generation, Meng Su began her training in classical guitar with renowned Professor Chen Zhi at the age of nine, where she quickly began attracting attention as a remarkable young talent. Before graduating from the High School of the Central Conservatory of Music of China in 2006, Ms. Su had already won many awards, including the 5th Vienna Youth Guitar Competition, the 48th Tokyo International Guitar Competition, the Christopher Parkening Young Guitarist Competition, and the 2nd Iserlohn International Guitar Competition in Germany.

As a performing artist, she has performed solo, duo, and quartet concerts across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Finland, Croatia, Korea, Japan, and China, in which she has impressed audiences with an ability and artistry that exceeds her years.

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Jason Viaux

Jason Vieaux

Dallas: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:30pm
Caruth Auditorium at SMU 6101 Bishop Blvd Dallas, TX 75205
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Fort Worth: Thu Nov 1, 2018 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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NPR describes Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” and  Gramophone magazine puts him “among the elite of today's classical guitarists.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR named “Zapateado” from the album as one of its “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far).”

Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America and at many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Recent and future highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and New York's 92nd Street Y, as well as performances at Argentina’s Teatro Colon and Oslo, Norway’s Classical Music Fest. Vieaux’s appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet, acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker.

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Assad Brothers

Assad Brothers

Dallas: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:30pm
Caruth Auditorium at SMU 6101 Bishop Blvd Dallas, TX 75205
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Fort Worth: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Edino Krieger and Francisco Mignone.Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression.

Now Sérgio Assad is adding to their repertoire by composing music for the duo and for various musical partners both with Symphony Orchestra and in recitals. They have worked extensively with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Fernando Suarez Paz, Paquito D’Rivera, Gidon Kremer and Dawn Upshaw. The Assads began playing the guitar together at an early age and went on to study for seven years with Dona Monina. Their international career began with a major prize at the 1979 Young Artists Competition in Bratislava. Odair is based in Brussels where he teaches at Ecole Supérieure des Arts. Sérgio resides in San Francisco, where he is on the faculty of the SF Conservatory. read full bio
Duo Siqueira Lima

Duo Siqueira Lima

Dallas: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:30pm
University Park United Methodist Church
4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75225
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Fort Worth: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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The guitar duo of Cecilia Siqueira and Fernando Lima began this work in the end of 2002, one year after having shared the 1st prize as soloists, in the II International Guitar Competition PRO MUSICA/SESC, in Caxias do Sul (RS - Brazil).

Since the beginning, the duo is receiving exceptional critics, having a quickly national and international projection and today is considered one of the most important Brazilian chamber groups. Having recorded two CDs, being the last one, Lado a Lado (Side by Side), dedicated to the Brazilian music, with their own arrangements of great popular composers themes, like Cesar Camargo Mariano, Dominguinhos, João Bosco, Gilson Peranzzetta, Sivuca, Hermeto Paschoal, Pixinguinha, Pattapio Silva among others. In November 2007 they had their seventh tour in Europe where “Debut” in the National Concert Hall in Dublin-Ireland and in the Cultural Arts Center in Saint Petersburg-Russia. The Duo international carrier includes concerts in countries like Uruguay, Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Belarus, and Russia. From places and events in Brazil and exterior we can cite the followings: Conversa de Músico Program (TV Senado, Brasilia); II International Guitar Meeting (Tatuí-SP); Municipal Theatre of Araraquara (SP); Pedro II Theatre (Ribeirão Preto-SP); Souza Lima Guitar Festival, Judean Culture Centre and São Paulo Arts Museum - MASP (São Paulo-SP); International Festival Abel Carlevaro (Montevideo-Uruguay); Hondarribia Guitar Festival (Hondarribia - Spain); Festival de Guitare de Lausanne (Lausanne- Switzerland); Palazzina Liberty (Milano-Italy); “Ësterhaze” Castel (where Joseph Haydn lived- Fertöd- Hungary); Congresowa Palace (Warsaw-Poland); Festival of World Cultures, Bank of Ireland and National Concert Hall (Dublin-Ireland), Arts Centre Theatre (Minsk-Belarus); International Musical Festival (Kaluga - Russia); and Jazz Festival (Saint Petersburg - Russia). read full bio
Irina Kulikova

Irina Kulikova

Dallas: Tue Apr 9, 2019 7:30pm
University Park United Methodist Church
4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75225
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Fort Worth: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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With the rare beauty of her tone and her enchanting presence on stage, Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something so special with their instrument, that the public feels the joy, the pain, the longing of the human spirit in a most intense way. Her secret, in life as in music: It’s about the touch. ‘If you take special care of everything and everybody that is dear to you, if you show love and devotion in those little details that make a difference, then you will touch the lives of others in ways you cannot imagine.’ Irina Kulikova tours far afield, with appearances at leading festivals in Europe, North America and Asia and in concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Academic Capella in St. Petersburg, Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, the Musashino Hall in Tokyo and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai. She received over 30 awards for her artistry, including 1st prizes at the highly prestigious competitions of Michele Pittaluga in Italy, Guitarra Alhambra in Spain, Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria and Iserlohn in Germany. read full bio

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