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Alec Pearson and Luis Medina in Concert – Classical Guitar Society of Calgary
January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Join Alec Pearson and Luis Medina for an incredible evening of guitar solos and duos! Presented by The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary and GuitarFest West
Alec Pearson enjoys a career based in Vancouver where he currently serves as sessional instructor of guitar at the University of British Columbia. Alec has performed both solo and in ensemble across Canada, Spain, Colombia, Greece and the U.S. He currently serves as president of the “Vancouver Classic Guitar Society” where he works to organize many concerts, lectures masterclasses and social events.
Alec holds the degree “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clasica” from the Universitat d’Alacant in Alicante, Spain, where he studied with an array of the best guitarists in the world, including; David Russell, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Roberto Aussel, Paul Galbraith and Fabio Zanon to list a few.
Prior to studying abroad, Alec earned a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia where he studied with internationally renowned Canadian guitarist and his longtime mentor Daniel Bolshoy. In 2012 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Montreal. He was born and raised in Calgary where he first received exposure to the guitar under the tutelage of Jose Fermin. During his youth, he was an active member and performer in the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary and began his own teaching career at the age of 17.
Luis Angel Medina is an avid performer and teacher across North America. Mr. Medina began his formal studies enrolling in the Music Diploma at the University of Guadalajara at the age of fifteen. He concluded his Bachelors of Music in Guitar performance at the University of British Columbia and he is now graduated from of the Masters degree at the University of Georgia in Athens under the mentorship and guidance of acclaimed Canadian guitarist Dr. Daniel Bolshoy where he functioned as Guitar Teacher Assistant. Upon graduation, he was awarded Director’s Excellence Award which recognizes students for excellence in musicianship,scholarship, leadership, and service. Among his roles at the University was to provide individual guidance to students pursuing a Bachelors in Guitar Performance at UGA.
Mr. Medina is now back in the Lower Mainland where he continues to promote the guitar through teaching, performing and organizing public events that lead to the spread of music in the larger community with the aid of the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society. His performing career has taken him to perform in various cities in Italy, and all over North America. He has made appearances as soloist, performing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s first guitar concerto with A Little Night Music Orchestra and other occasions and also been invited to play for the Tri-Cities Guitar Society in Washington, USA. Mr. Medina aims to inspire others by sharing his love for music, and to bring the classical guitar to the larger community as means of artistic expression.
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