Professor to preview RU guitar festival

Robert Trent

Robert Trent

Radford University Professor of Music Robert Trent will appear on "Daytime Blue Ridge" from WSLS-TV in Roanoke on Thursday, April 4, at noon.

Trent will discuss his efforts in organizing RU's 12th Annual International Guitar Festival, taking place on campus from Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7. The festival, which has become a cornerstone of the Department of Music's performance calendar, brings international guitar virtuosos to campus as an educational opportunity for students and the Radford community alike.

This year's theme will be "The Influence of Spain and Italy." The festival will include performances by Pablo Gomez from Venezuela, Guilherme Vincens from Brazil, Stefano Raponi from Italy and Leonardo Martin Candelaria from Mexico.

Trent, an award-winning classical guitar soloist, has performed across North and South America and in Europe. The first recipient of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, he is the director of guitar and Renaissance lute studies in RU's College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Learn more on the International Guitar Festival website.

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Mar 26, 2013
Dan Waidelich
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