Ricardo Cobo’s spellbinding presence is made up of a combination of flawless technical ability, passionate musicality, and his warm, endearing personality. He follows these traits with diverse and innovative musical selections to create an exceptional performance that is not to be missed. One critic described the experience as, “…characterized by generosity of spirit, to say nothing of knockout virtuosity. His playing was extroverted, lyrical, and rhythmically alive.”
Join us on Sunday, February 24th for an afternoon Master Class with Joao Luiz of Trio Virado! Aspiring St. Louis guitarists will perform for and receive coaching from Joao in front of a live audience. Be sure to stick around for the 4pm performance!
Admission $5 at the door. Free for Members.
Trio Virado is a fresh new collaboration of three of the most distinguished artists on their instruments of flute, viola, and guitar. Amy Porter, Juan-Miguel Hernandez and João Luiz are artists widely sought after for their musical performances on recordings and the concert stage.Joining together, they form a concert trio experience with emotion and love of music that radiates electricity.
Irina Kulikova has been traveling the world performing concerts since the age of twelve. With the rare beauty of her tone and enchanting presence on stage, Irina captures the hearts of audiences across the globe. When describing her performance, Soundboard Magazine wrote, “Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard.” She is long past due an appearance in St. Louis, and her concert is sure to end the season with a bang!
Jérôme Mouffe is quickly making a name for himself as a performer with unbridled virtuosity. Originally from Belgium, Jérôme came to the United States to study with one of the greatest guitarists alive today, Eliot Fisk. Now a graduate of the New England Conservatory he has racked up an impressive number of performances in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
His St. Louis debut is sure to be nothing short of jaw-dropping!
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. Comprised of four guitarists with equally as impressive solo careers, their forces combined are nothing short of magical.
With recordings ranging from Spanish classics to jazz and contemporary arrangements there is no telling exactly what will be on their program and there’s only one way to find out… join us!
Junhong Kuang picked up the guitar at the age of 5 and by the age of 13 he had already performed in Carnegie Hall. Two years later he began studying with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory, and now he is in his senior year with well over 100 performances under his belt.
He graciously stepped up at the last minute to fill in for Tengyue Zhang after complications with TY’s visa prevented him from leaving Beijing. This is sure to be a phenomenal evening!