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The Edmonton Classical Guitar Society presents Fabio Zanon at 8 pm on Friday March 16, 2018 at Muttart Hall in Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Dr
Among the elite of the world’s classical guitarists, Brazilian master Fabio Zanon is also a noted conductor, chamber musician, author and broadcaster. Born in in Brazil, Zanon began his musical training under his father and completed his education at the University of Sao Paulo and with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He came to international attention in 1996 when he won first prizes in both the Francisco Tarrega Competition in Spain and the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in the United States. A busy concert schedule has since taken him around the world and to theatres such as Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has released ground-breaking CDs of music by Heitor Villa-Llobos and Domenico Scarlatti, and is the recipient of the Santista Prize, the major artistic and scientific award in Brazil. Fabio Zanon is visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Master Guitarra Alicante in Spain. His most recent CD release, entitled The Romantic Guitar, explores the relation between Schumann, Mendelssohn and Liszt, leading composers of the 19th century, and Regondi, Bobrowicz, Coste and Mertz, the guitarist-composers of the same era.
“His playing is marked by fluent technique, great beauty and variety of sound, finely controlled emotional response, and stylistic sensitivity. In short, he is an artist of the highest calibre.”
“Zanon is a fine guitarist; but above all he is a profound musician.”
Tickets are $35 for Adults, and $30 for Students/Seniors (65+), plus applicabel fees.