“Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist” — Classical Guitar
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 7:30 PM
WMP Concert Hall
31 East 28th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)
New York City (see map)
EMILIA GIULIANI-GUGLIEMI Variazioni su un tema di Mercadante, Op. 9; Preludes 1, 4 and 6, Op. 46
DALE KAVANAGH Three Preludes
IDA PRESTI Segovia
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Serenade
ANNETTE KRUISBRINK Homenaje a Andrés Segovia
Praised as “a gifted guitarist whose energetic, thoughtful and artistic playing is wonderfully compelling and dynamic” (Sharon Isbin), Dr. Connie Sheu is a performer, teacher, and advocate of classical guitar. Her playing has been hailed by the New York Sun as “excellent, ruminative … scholarly.” According to Classical Guitar magazine, “Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist.”
Past performances have brought her to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; venues in Moldova, Italy, and Hungary; and across the United States. She has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the American String Teacher’s Association Competition, San Jose Young Artist Competition, and the Donald Miller Guitar Concerto Competition. She is now a frequent adjudicator at various guitar competitions.
Connie studied under scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Oscar Ghiglia in Siena, Italy, and holds degrees in U.S. History and Music from Columbia University as well as a Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California under William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero.
Connie serves as Director of Communications for the Guitar Foundation of America and is a faculty member at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. She is currently performing a truly unique program featuring original works for guitar written by female composers of various periods. Her newest album, The Woman’s Voice: Original Music for Guitar by Female Composers is now available for purchase on her website and online music services such as iTunes, Spotify, and Rhapsody.