World-class Classical Guitar in Wilmington, Delaware

Mark Edwards with special guest Brian Bard – Sunday January 25th

Mark Edwards
The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is proud to present Mark Edwards with special guest Brian Bard!

CONCERT: Mark Edwards, classical guitar with special guest Brian Bard

Date: Sunday January 25th, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Admission*: $10 adults, $5 seniors, students & WCGS/PCGS members
Tickets: available at box office or online at Brown Paper Tickets*
Location: The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
Parking: Free parking in parking lot

Mark Edwards, critically-acclaimed guitarist and member of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet performs works by Coste, Turina, Scarlatti, Reich and Krouse.

Tentative Program:

Sevillana (Fantasia), Op. 29 by Joaquín Turina (1882 – 1949)

Les Soirées D’Aeuteuil, Op. 23 by Napoleon Coste (1806 – 1883)
I. Sérénade: Andantino
II. Scherzo

Trois Tableaux d’Andersen by Ian Krouse (b. 1956)
II. La Petite Fille aux Allumettes (the little match girl)
III. Les Souliers Rouges (the red shoes)


Partita No. 1 in b minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
IV. Tempo di Borea—Double

Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Fast – Slow – Fast

A Felicidade by Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927 – 1994) (arr. R. Dyens)

Fuoco by Roland Dyens (b. 1955)

*Tickets are on sale at the link above. Please note, a small fee will be applied to the sale of each ticket ($1.17 – 1.34).

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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Mark Edwards began his life dedication to the classical guitar after seeing guitarist Benjamin Verdery perform a concert in Boaz, Alabama. For further inspiration, he looked to the great masters of the guitar, such as Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, and David Russell. Mark’s major teachers during this formative time were Dr. Andrew Zohn and Douglas Back. Mark earned his undergraduate diploma Magna Cum Laude from Columbus State University’s Honors Program, his Master of Music in Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Music, and his Graduate Performance Diloma also from Peabody. He is currently the DMA/TA assisting Julian Gray at Shenandoah University.

Mark has been performing concerts since the young age of 14 and competing since 13. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Russia. Recent engagements include Trinity Church in New York City, ArtScape in Baltimore, The Toronto Guitar Symposium, the Montgomery Guitar Week, the Mississippi Guitar Festival, the Guitar Forum Guest Artist Series at Salisbury University, the Piedmont Guitar Workshop in Virginia, the Village Music Series, and the AfterNow Music Series at the Red Room, a venue recently featured in Rolling Stone. In 2009, Mark joined the Maryland State Arts Council Touring Artist Roster, a program that offers concert presenters funding to showcase Maryland artists.

From 1998 to present, Mark has earned 32 top prizes in Thailand, Canada, and the United States. These prizes include the 2010 Asia International Guitar Competition, the 2009 Montreal International Guitar Competition, the 2008 National Guitar Workshop/National D’Addario Solo Competition, Le Concours International de Guitare de Lachine in Montreal, Canada, the 2007 Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, the Portland Guitar Festival XVI, the 2006 Appalachian GuitarFest Solo Guitar Competition, the 2011 East Carolina University Guitar Competition, the Rosario International Guitar Competition, and the Baltimore Music Clubs Competition.

Since the spring of 2000, Mark has been featured on 6 recordings. With the Baldwin Ensemble; El Cumbanchero, Cathedral Hill, and Fretworks, and then, three recordings featuring music of Baltimore composer Karen Amrhein: …for Moonlight, Yule Like This, and Giving Voice (ASCAP).

Mark is also dedicated to outreach programs in the Baltimore community, and directs a community school whose main purpose is to provide music lessons to underprivileged children who show promise, the Ark & Dove School of Music. When not performing, teaching, arranging, or writing, Mark is an avid tennis and soccer amateur, and enjoys spending time with friends and reading literature.

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