World-class Classical Guitar in Wilmington, Delaware

Alec Holcomb, classical guitar with special guest Dan Brooks

Date: Saturday October 22 at 7:30 pm
Admission: FREE!!!
Tickets: available at door or online
Parking: Free parking in lot or street

Alec Holcomb

We’re very happy to be kicking off our 2016-17 season with award-winning guitarist Alec Holcomb! So happy, in fact, that we are offering this concert for FREE!

Recognized as one of the most exciting young guitarists of his generation, Alec has delighted audiences across the U.S., performed on National Public Radio, and earned the first prize in numerous guitar competitions. Alec’s virtuosity, attention to musical detail, and mastery at fully capturing the expressive range of the instrument takes the listener on a musical journey through a broad spectrum of the world’s greatest compositions.

Join us as Alec presents an evening of beautiful classical guitar music including works by Napoléon Coste, Isaac Albéniz and Paul Lansky.

Guest Opening Artist: Dan Brooks

The concert is FREE and open to the public. A free will donation will be taken to help support WCGS and Church of the Covenant.

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies http://myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Bio:
In Alec’s family, love for the guitar is a tradition. Both his grandfather and father played varying styles including rock, fingerstyle, and classical. Their influence led Alec at the age of six to request lessons from his father in classical guitar pedagogy. Alec’s commitment to guitar excellence was evident from the beginning. His rapid progress led to being accepted in John Johns’ studio at Vanderbilt University at the age of 11. Soon thereafter, Alec participated in his first masterclass with Christopher Parkening – a seminal moment. It was then that Alec committed to pursuing classical guitar professionally.

At 14, Alec’s musicianship flourished under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Zohn. In the years that followed, he won several high school division competitions across the U.S., including the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition (2012). Alec was also featured on NPR’s From the Top (2012), and was selected as a Young Arts Finalist (2013).

In 2013, Alec was accepted into the studio of David Starobin and Jason Vieaux at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he is pursing a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance. While at Curtis, Alec has appeared on WHYY in Philadelphia, played an array of concerts, and continued his participation in guitar competitions. Recent first prize wins include the East Carolina Guitar Competition (2014) and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition (2015). Alec received 4th prize at the renowned Parkening International Guitar Competition (2015). Most recently, Alec won 2nd place at Columbus State University Guitar Competition (2016).

For more information about Alec Holcomb, please visit http://alecholcomb.com/.


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