Portland Classic Guitar is proud to announce an evening with Roberto Fabbri and Alberto Cumplido, performing in tandem at Marylhurst University’s Wiegand Hall, on Friday, May 15, at 8 PM. Fabbri and Cumplido are two of the most exciting international guitarists on the scene today; this will be a rare opportunity to hear them together.
(Please note: William Jenks’s previously scheduled April 24 concert will be postponed due to scheduling conflicts. In the meantime Jenks will perform in Weigand Hall on Sunday, April 26, as part of the 2015 Handmade Musical Instrument exhibit at Marylhurst University. For more details please visit www.nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org.)
Roberto Fabbri is a guitarist and composer who studied at the historic Conservatory of Saint Cecilia, and has since established himself as both a soloist and a member of the acclaimed guitar quartet Nexus (now the Roberto Fabbri Guitar Quartet). Fabbri recently signed with Sony Classical, who released his third CD, Nei Tuoi Occhi, to favorable reviews. Fabbri is also in demand as teacher, publishing various books of guitar pedagogy, and regularly being invited both to teach master classes and to judge guitar competitions around the world. Fabbri is headmaster and teacher of classical guitar at the Academy Novamusica e Arte in Rome, and teaches at other music schools throughout Italy as well. He is the artistic director of the Fiuggi Guitar Festival.
Growing up in Chile, guitarist Alberto Cumplido studied classical guitar with such luminaries as Leo Brouwer, Manuel Barrueco, and Ralph Towner. He has explored hybrids of classical music and jazz; experimented with electronic music; composed for dance, film, and theater; and explored the intersection of music and the spoken word. His compositions have been performed by guitarists ranging from Christian Wernicke to Hilary Field. Cumplido has appeared on 5 CDs; his 2000 CD Timeless was nominated for an Altazor award. He is also director of the festival Entrecuerdas, and has performed and given master classes in Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru and the USA.
Wiegand Hall is located on the campus of Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261. For tickets, please call 503-654-0082 visit portlandclassicguitar.com.