GuitarSarasota presents Alvaro Pierri on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota, Florida. A short meet and greet reception follows each concert in honor of the performing artist with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments sponsored and created by Mattison’s Catering in Sarasota, Florida.
Tickets with reserved seating are available online at guitarsarasota.org. Individual tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for GuitarSarasota members.
All remaining tickets are available at the door, the day of the concert. Doors open at 7pm. No credit cards at the door, cash only.
Student rush tickets may be purchased at the door for $5, fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of each concert.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 – Alvaro Pierri – Uruguayan Classical Guitarist
Guitar legend Alvaro Pierri was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. From an early age he won international guitar competitions, including 1st Prize in the “International Guitar Competition” in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 1st Prize in the “International Guitar Competition” in Porto Alegre, Brazil; and the Gold Medal at the “18th International Competition by Radio France” in Paris. Pierri’s debut in the US took place int New York and he received outstanding reviews: “Mr Pierri revealed an artistic maturity not commonly encountered …
compared to artists as Segovia, Bream, Williams … brilliant, sensitive, versatile, breathtaking.” In 1983 he made his debut inGermany with the string soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and he subsequently appeared on numerous radio and television programs produced by the German, Austrian, Danish, Spanish, French, Canadian, Korean, and Japanese Radios. Several of his CDs received highly acclaimed prizes and reviews. He earned the coveted Canadian FELIX award, twice, for the best classical CD of the year. “Pioneer Classics Japan” recently released a DVD featuring Spanish and South American guitar music by Alvaro Pierri. “Deutsch Grammophone” re-published a DVD with Alvaro Pierri performing a duo with Astor Piazzolla’s and his Double Concerto. Alvaro Pierri is an internationally acclaimed teacher and many of his students have won major international guitar Competitions. He was professor at the University of Santa Maria in Brazil; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; and in 2002 he was appointed professor at the famous Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria – today, the University of Music and Performing Arts.
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