THANKS ADAM!

The Victoria Guitar Society thanks Adam for presenting this concert and the technique workshop on Sunday. This is an exciting musical continuation of his adjudications this week for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Guitar Section.

Adam is an active performer, composer, teacher and arranger. His compositions and arrangements are published by renowned editor les Productions d’Oz. In 2016, he toured Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales and baritone Philippe Courchesne-Leboeuf, showcasing his arrangements of German and Spanish song cycles for the intimate duo of voice and guitar. He has been a featured soloist at Angèle Dubeau’s Fête de la musique, Canada’s premier guitar festival Guitare Alla Grande, Place-des-Arts and Salle J.-Antonio Thompson. His critically acclaimed video recordings for Radio-Canada, featuring his arrangements of Schubert songs with Philippe Sly, have reached hundreds of thousands of people internationally through social media. Finalist, semifinalist and multiple prize-winner in several national and international competitions. Adam is the founder of the guitar program at Ottawa Suzuki Strings and is a specialist in child pedagogy.

 

Adam and his duo partner, guitarist Steve Cowan, just released a new album with Analekta, Intimate Impressions for 2 Guitars, focusing on music originally written for piano, harp, or two guitars by leading 20th century composers who spent the bulk of their careers working in Paris.

Program
Prelude in C-minor
“Alla Cubana” from Five Bagatelles
Arabesque 1
Allemande, Sarabande, and Gigue from BWV 1004
Cataluña
Together We Will Live Forever
Una limosna por el amor de Dios
Étude no. 1 from Twelve Études

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)

William Walton (1902-1983)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

J.S Bach (1685-1750)

(trans. Cicchillitti)

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Clint Mansell (b. 1963)

(arr. Cicchillitti)

A. Barrios

Benjamin Dwyer (b. 1965)