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American Guitarist in Manchester

Valerie Hartzell, International Competition Winner

Add to my Calendar 30-09-2016 20:00 30-09-2016 22:00 36 American Guitarist in Manchester E-tickets are available via emailchris.dumigan@googlemail.com Drinks at the bar will be available for purchase. www.valeriehartzell.com Valérie Hartzell began her classical guitar studies on a half-size Ramirez at the age of three. At the age of six, she studied with maestro Alexandre Lagoya at the Académie Internationale d’Eté in Nice, France. She has performed in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and has appeared on television in Nice, FR and Houston, TX. She has also been featured on National Public Radio in Texas and Alaska, the show “Women in Music” which is broadcast on CKWR, 98.5 FM Canada, U.S. syndicated radio show, Classical Guitar Alive! and on the BBC Radio in the UK. She has been featured in several guitar magazines and newspapers including Bedfordshire The Oracle (UK), Times & Citizen (UK), Bedfordshire on Sunday (UK), Anchorage Daily News, Warrington Gaurdian (UK), Soundboard Magazine, Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), and Gendai Magazine (Japan). She has performed in over 30 festivals, including the 2010 ChamberArt Music Festival in Madrid, the East Carolina University Competition and Festival in Greenville, NC Spain, the Pennsylvania Academy of Music Festival where she shared the stage with Eliot Fisk, Guitaromania in Agen, France, and at the Menil Community Arts Festival Performance at the Rothko Chapel. Hartzell has been featured as a guest soloist for the New York City Classical Guitar Society, the Grand Canyon Guitar Society, the Performing Arts Society of Kenai, Alaska, the Oxford Guitar Society in England, at Arizona State University, at Svenska Margaretakyrkan in Oslo, Norway, at University of Alaska at Anchorage, at Peck School of the Arts (University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin), Clare Hall at Cambridge University, and at Studley Castle. Recently, she gave an eleven-concert tour of Alaska as part of Duo Amiche (with mezzo-soprano & pianist, Tamara McCoy) and a seven-concert tour of England, including a London debut. She is a prizewinner in 8 international competitions including 1st prizes at the 10th International Guitar Competition “Simone Salmaso” in Italy and at the Concours de Guitare Classique Heitor Villa-Lobos in France. Ms. Hartzell has a Bachelor’s from Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Manuel Barrueco on scholarship and a Master’s Degree from Radford University where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. She has two recordings; Ex Tenebris Lux, a solo project and Presti, an ensemble project, which were both recorded at the National Public Radio studios in Houston. Currently, Hartzell lives in Bedfordshire where she maintains an active concert career both as a soloist and as a chamber musician while maintaining a guitar tutoring studio. She is also the music director of the North Bucks Guitar Club in Woburn, England and the artistic director of the annual “Classical Minds” Guitar Festival and Competition held in Houston, Texas. Urmston Cricket Club, Manchester DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Urmston Cricket Club
Moorside Road
Urmston

Manchester
M41 5UU
England


Programme

Mark HoughtonDawn at Ynys Goch
Agustín Barrios MangoréUna Limosna por el Amor de Dios (Gran Tremolo)
Agustín Barrios MangoréLas Abejas
Isaac AlbénizAsturias (arr. Hartzell)
Johann Sebastian BachCello Suite no.1: Prelude (arr. Hartzell)
Paul McCartneyEleanor Rigby (arr. Hartzell)
Roland DyensLibra Sonatine
Olga Amelkina-VeraEx Tenebris
Antonio LauroVenezuelan Suite no.1: Registro Preludio
Francisco TárregaRosita
Francisco TárregaMarieta
Francisco TárregaMaria
Chris DumiganA Moment Alone

Performers

Valerie Hartzell – classical guitar

Programme Note

E-tickets are available via emailchris.dumigan@googlemail.com

Drinks at the bar will be available for purchase.

www.valeriehartzell.com

Valérie Hartzell began her classical guitar studies on a half-size Ramirez at the age of three. At the age of six, she studied with maestro Alexandre Lagoya at the Académie Internationale d’Eté in Nice, France.

She has performed in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and has appeared on television in Nice, FR and Houston, TX. She has also been featured on National Public Radio in Texas and Alaska, the show “Women in Music” which is broadcast on CKWR, 98.5 FM Canada, U.S. syndicated radio show, Classical Guitar Alive! and on the BBC Radio in the UK. She has been featured in several guitar magazines and newspapers including Bedfordshire The Oracle (UK), Times & Citizen (UK), Bedfordshire on Sunday (UK), Anchorage Daily News, Warrington Gaurdian (UK), Soundboard Magazine, Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), and Gendai Magazine (Japan).

She has performed in over 30 festivals, including the 2010 ChamberArt Music Festival in Madrid, the East Carolina University Competition and Festival in Greenville, NC Spain, the Pennsylvania Academy of Music Festival where she shared the stage with Eliot Fisk, Guitaromania in Agen, France, and at the Menil Community Arts Festival Performance at the Rothko Chapel.

Hartzell has been featured as a guest soloist for the New York City Classical Guitar Society, the Grand Canyon Guitar Society, the Performing Arts Society of Kenai, Alaska, the Oxford Guitar Society in England, at Arizona State University, at Svenska Margaretakyrkan in Oslo, Norway, at University of Alaska at Anchorage, at Peck School of the Arts (University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin), Clare Hall at Cambridge University, and at Studley Castle. Recently, she gave an eleven-concert tour of Alaska as part of Duo Amiche (with mezzo-soprano & pianist, Tamara McCoy) and a seven-concert tour of England, including a London debut.

She is a prizewinner in 8 international competitions including 1st prizes at the 10th International Guitar Competition “Simone Salmaso” in Italy and at the Concours de Guitare Classique Heitor Villa-Lobos in France.

Ms. Hartzell has a Bachelor’s from Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Manuel Barrueco on scholarship and a Master’s Degree from Radford University where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

She has two recordings; Ex Tenebris Lux, a solo project and Presti, an ensemble project, which were both recorded at the National Public Radio studios in Houston.

Currently, Hartzell lives in Bedfordshire where she maintains an active concert career both as a soloist and as a chamber musician while maintaining a guitar tutoring studio. She is also the music director of the North Bucks Guitar Club in Woburn, England and the artistic director of the annual “Classical Minds” Guitar Festival and Competition held in Houston, Texas.

Valerie Hartzell, photo by Emily Ward

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