Manuel Barrueco & Beijing Guitar Duo (solo, duo, trio)
Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson
Grammy nominated Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.
His career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world. During three decades of concertizing, he has performed across the United Sates from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center.
He has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American premiere of Toru Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream.
His international tours have taken him to some of the most important musical centers in the world. Highlights include the Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. In Asia he has completed close to a dozen tours of Japan and made repeated appearances in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Barrueco's commitment to contemporary music and to the expansion of the guitar repertoire has led him to collaborations with many distinguished composers such as Steven Stucky, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra, Arvo Pärt, Gabriela Lena Frank, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, and Toru Takemitsu.
The impressive individual talents of Ms. Su and Ms. Wang come together to create what is sure to be one of the most exciting guitar duos on the scene today, the Beijing Guitar Duo.
Composed of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo first met at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, where they both studied with the acclaimed professor Chen Zhi. The Beijing Guitar Duo was formally established while pursuing their advanced studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland.
As recipients of the “Solomon H. Snyder Award,” the Beijing Guitar Duo made its New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2010 with critical acclaim.
The duo’s first recording, “Maracaípe,” released on Tonar Music, received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for Maracaípe, a work written and dedicated to the Beijing Guitar Duo by Sérgio Assad. Their second recording is was released in October 2011 and includes two Sonatas by Scarlatti, the Chaconne by Bach/Busoni, Sonatina Canonica by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Valses Poeticos by Granados, and the world premiere recording of Tan Dun´s Eight Memories in Watercolor in an arrangement for two guitars.
Purchase tickets for this eventManuel Barrueco & Beijing Guitar Duo (solo, duo, trio)
April 25, 2015, 8:00 PM
Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson