World-class Classical Guitar in Wilmington, Delaware

Jeremy Lyons Concert and Master Class – June, 2011

Jeremy LyonsMASTER CLASS: Jeremy Lyons, guitar
Friday, June 24, 2011—7:00 p.m., The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch

TICKETS: Free and open to public observation!
Presented in collaboration with The Music School of Delaware.


CONCERT: Jeremy Lyons, guitar
Sunday, June 26, 2011—3:00 p.m., The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch

TICKETS: $10 adults, $5 seniors & students
Presented in collaboration with The Music School of Delaware.

Featuring works by Bach, Sor and Rodrigo. Mr. Lyons was awarded first prize in the 2009 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Student Competition in the collegiate division, and is currently completing his doctorate at the Peabody Conservatory where he studies with Manuel Barrueco.

A reception will follow the concert.

Program Information
Artist Bio:
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jeremy Lyons began studying the classical guitar at a young age with his father Glenn Lyons, who is the professor of classical guitar at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Along with the guitar, Jeremy studied the cello growing up with Ovidiu Marinescu, who is a professor of cello and orchestral conductor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Jeremy received a BM in guitar performance (Summa Cum Laude) from the Florida State University, where he studied for four years with Bruce Holzman, and holds an MM in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Manuel Barrueco. While attending Florida State University, he also studied the viola da gamba with professor Pamela Andrews, the Renaissance lute with Anthony Rooley, and the gu-zheng (an ancient Chinese zither) with Haiqiong Deng. He was a member of the FSU Viols, the FSU Chinese Ensemble, and he regularly accompanied the FSU Early Music Ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Kite-Powell.

As a guitarist, Jeremy has performed in cities throughout the U.S. such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and in several master classes for artists including Franco Platino, Scott Tennant, and Manuel Barrueco. While maintaining an active performing career, Jeremy is also the current guitar instructor at A.R.T.I-S.T music education center in Perry Hall Maryland. Most recently he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop in their 2010 Gala Concert. He was also recently awarded first prize in the 2009 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Student Competition in the collegiate division.

Jeremy is currently completing his DMA at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studies with Manuel Barrueco.


About The Author

Matthew Lavanish

Matthew Lavanish is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he received both his Bachelor\’s and Master\’s degrees in Music with a concentration in classical guitar performance under the instruction of Christiaan Taggart. He has also studied extensively with guitarist Alice Artzt of Princeton and Brazilian guitarist Paulo Martelli, and has played in master classes for Jason Vieaux, The Katona Twins and Eleftheria Kotzia, among others.

Matthew is President, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, as well as an aspiring luthier. He currently teaches privately and in the past has taught at or served on the faculty of: The Music School of Delaware, The St. Andrew\’s School and the Community Music School at The University of Delaware.

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