2022 International Guitar Festival Returns to Campus

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Last year, Covid 19 restrictions meant Radford University’s 20th Annual International Guitar Festival had to go online. This year, masterclasses and performances return to Davis Performance Hall at the Covington Center for a two-day event on April 1 and 2.

The event features highly acclaimed Armenian guitarist, Gohar Vardanyan, a graduate of both the Peabody Conservatory and Julliard. She will teach a master class Friday afternoon beginning at 4 pm and perform a solo concert the following evening at 8 pm. Vardanyan has been praised in the press for her combination of technical skill and emotional performance.



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On Friday evening at 7 pm, guitarist, arranger and educator, Andy Jurik, will perform a wide variety of music including popular favorites from The Police, Radiohead and The Beatles in unique arrangements. Jurik is the co-director of the Asheville Classical Guitar Society and will also teach a masterclass on arranging for the guitar beginning at 4 pm.

Saturday evening will also offer an Alumni Showcase featuring two recent graduates who have extended their education and becoming teachers as well. Kareem McCullough and Max Hiner will perform classical and jazz pieces as well as a few compositions of their own.

All events are free and open to the public. No tickets or registration are required. More information is available at the official event page.

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Mar 30, 2022
Sean Kotz