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Bolshoy performs in Faculty Artist Series season finale April 3

Daniel Bolshoy

Guitarist Daniel Bolshoy, a music lecturer in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will give the final performance in this season’s Faculty Artist Series. The performance will take place April 3 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

“This is my first solo recital at UGA,” said Bolshoy. “I’m looking forward to sharing music that I’ve been playing in recent seasons.”

Bolshoy has woven together a guitar program filled with music written during the past 200 years. The composers whose works he is choosing to perform are important to Bolshoy for different reasons.

“This music is a combination of material I’ve recorded before and music I’d like to record in the near future,” he said.

One of the pieces, written by Michael Karmon, was dedicated to Bolshoy himself. The Karmon piece is a musical depiction of the ancient city of Jerusalem, which was where the composer spent his childhood just like Bolshoy did.

Sonando Caminos, Bolshoy’s most recent CD, is devoted to the works of Spanish composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. In the April 3 program, audience members will hear a live performance of Sainz de la Maza’s Campanas del Alba.

Bolshoy also performs as a soloist with more than 60 orchestras around the globe. He also performs at many chamber music festivals across North America and Canada.

In addition to teaching at UGA, he also teaches master classes in other parts of the world. Recently, he taught master classes in Montreal, Canada, and Jerusalem, Israel. His background in guitar and education has made him a sought-after judge in many international music competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America and the Tabula Rasa festival in Russia.

“I am looking forward to playing this concert in front of my students, colleagues and the entire UGA and Athens community,” he said.

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia sponsors more than 350 performances each year, and the Faculty Artist Series is part of the seasonal programming.

Tickets for the concert are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by phone at 706-542-4400. For those unable to attend this event, the concert will be streamed at music.uga.edu/streaming.