Artisan Guitar Ensemble in Concert at Crowell Library

On Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Published : Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 12:52 PM

Artisan Guitar Ensemble. Photo courtesy Crowell Public Library

Come to Crowell Public Library on Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 p.m. for an enjoyable hour of music from around the globe featuring compositions from Japan, Russia, France, Brazil, Spain and Mexico. The Artisan Guitar Ensemble is a Southern California-based guitar trio established in 2006 when its members were studying music at CSU Fullerton. The group endeavors to cultivate community and culture through shared musical experiences with its audiences. Performing exemplary music characterized by an easy rapport and well-timed synchronicity among its members, the group has a unique expressive quality that is formal yet intimate and familiar. The trio encourages bringing kids to the performance for early exposure to live music performance in a casual environment.

The Ensemble has performed extensively across the state of California, and have taken part in master classes by some of the finest musicians in the classical guitar world including Roland Dyens, Martha Masters, Pavel Steidl, and David Leisner. All of the members are soloists performing and teaching throughout the city. Their goal is to reach as wide an audience as possible, making the music approachable and enjoyable for everyone from the diehard classical music aficionado, to the casual listener.

Andre Giraldo has studied privately with John Dearman, and Richard Turner and David Grimes. He received his B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance from CSUF. Andre believes that the best classroom is the stage itself, and continually seeks the opportunity to perform in order to reach new levels as a musician. Max Mendoza has studied music his whole life and earned a BFA in classical guitar from CSU Fullerton. Besides performing with the trio, Max performs solo, in “pop/rock” bands, and in Latin/jazz groups. Daniel Ramirez began playing the electric guitar at an early age. His studies and field of interest expanded into jazz and eventually led to classical and finger style guitar playing. Daniel also graduated from CSUF with a degree in classical guitar performance. Daniel continues playing electric guitar in bands that range from reggae, jazz, progressive rock to worship music.

Come learn about the composers and their music and stay after to chat with the performers or ask any questions you may have!

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