MOUNT VERNON — MVNU will present critically-acclaimed guitarist David Burgess in concert on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:15 p.m., in Thorne Performance Hall located in the R.R. Hodges Chapel. This concert, part of MVNU’s Lecture Artist Series, is free and open to the public.
Praised by musicians and critics worldwide, Burgess is recognized as one of today’s outstanding guitarists. His international appearances as soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East.
Burgess began studying guitar at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City with the renowned Argentine guitarist Manuel Lopez Ramos. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at the University of Washington, and later earned a Diploma di Merito, while on full scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy where he studied with Oscar Ghiglia. From 1984-1987 he periodically received classes from the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia.
Through his extensive travels in both Spain and Latin America, Burgess has explored traditional guitar styles, along with many popular and folkloric types of music. He has acquired one of the largest collections of Latin American guitar music in the U.S., from which he often draws interesting and unusual works for his programs.
Published on February 14, 2013