September Meeting: Connie Sheu

NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: 353 West 48th Street, 2nd Floor

The Life and Work of Emilia Giuliani

Mauro Giuliani’s music is a staple in the guitar repertoire – but few have heard of his daughter Emilia, Mauro’s beloved protégé and duo partner. This presentation will explore the music of Emilia Giuliani-Guglielmi, a virtuosic guitarist with a prolific compositional output.

The presentation will be followed by open-mic playing time for members. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests, and are supported by a generous grant from the D’Addario Music Foundation.

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:00 PM

Studios 353
353 West 48th St., between 8th and 9th Ave. (map)
New York City

Praised as “a gifted guitarist whose energetic, thoughtful and artistic playing is wonderfully compelling and dynamic” by guitarist Sharon Isbin, American classical guitarist 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.”

Past performances and teaching engagements have taken her from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to Florida, Oklahoma, Moldova (Italy), Hungary, and throughout California. Connie released her solo album Waking or Sleeping in 2008, of which Classical Guitar magazine wrote, “Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist.” She holds degrees from Columbia University and The Juilliard School, and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California. Connie serves as Director of Communications for the Guitar Foundation of America and teaches at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.