University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall. September 11, 7:30 p.m.
The 2012-2013 UWM Peck School of the Arts Guitar Series presents a concert by classical guitarist Vladimir Gorbach on Tuesday September 11, 2012. The concert begins at 7:30 pm in the Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 2400 East Kenwood Boulevard. Tickets may be purchased from the Peck School Box Office, (414) 229-4308.
UWM’s Guitar Program--the only Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the world in which a student may choose to specialize in jazz, classical, flamenco or finger-style guitar, offers a multi-style performance degree with requirements in composition and technology, world music and pedagogy, and with repertoire and ensemble classes designed to prepare students for professional life. Our program is committed to exposing students to the best in the profession, and master classes, workshops, lectures and concerts presented by leading performers are an integral part of the program. For information on the Guitar Program and this event contact Rene Izquierdo at email@example.com
Internationally acclaimed Russian guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across the world on stages in Austria, Australia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Spain and Turkey in addition to the United States and his native country of Russia as a soloist and with orchestra. He has been a featured performer for some of the most highly regarded concert organizations, festivals, and musical institutions in the world, performing on the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival and for the Sydney Crow’s Nest Concert Cycle. He also has been a soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestra de Las Beiras and Orchestra de Aveiro in Portugal and performed with the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”.
As a first place winner more than 10 of the most important international competitions (Serbia, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Greece, and Italy), his most recent win at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition has earned him a more than 50-city concert tour of the US, Mexico, and Canada with appearances in Brazil and China. Now a member of a prestigious group of prize laureates who include some of the most active concert artists and pedagogues in the field of classical guitar, his tour will also include a Carnegie Hall debut through the D’Addario Foundation in February of 2013.
Vladimir Gorbach grew up in Siberia, Russia and graduated with honors from the Music College of Novosibirsk, the city where he was born. At a young age he received recognition for his accomplishments with prizes at numerous youth competitions, and he later received scholarships from such prestigious sources as the Russian Ministry of Culture. He later left Russia to complete his Bachelor and Masters degrees at the famed Conservatory for Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany under the tutelage of internationally renowned concert artists and pedagogues Roberto Aussel and Carlo Marchione. He has since had live and recorded performances broadcast in Eastern and Western Europe.
As a soloist, Vladimir Gorbach has recorded a CD with Naxos, the world’s largest classical label. He is also a member of Duo Cologne along with Goran Krivokapic, the 2005 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.