U.S. Classic Guitar President William Jenks is proud to present Grammy-Award winner David Russell in concert on the Big Island of Hawaii in the beautifully intimate setting of Cliffs at BellaVista, which is a gorgeous mansion overlooking the ocean on the North Shore of the Big Island of Hawaii in Hawi on Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m. Ticket info below.
This concert is a fundraiser for U.S. Classic Guitar, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so we can continue to bring you the best classical guitarists in the world and conduct educational outreaches in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Portland, and beyond. This is a chance of a lifetime to hear one of the greatest guitarists in the world in an intimate setting. This is a private event by invitation only, and the suggested donation is $80 per person, which includes pupus. Please bring your drinks. To attend this event, please click on the request invitation link above, and after making your donation, you will receive information for the concert, such as the address and directions. If you would like to attend but would like to donate a different amount or make your donation in person, please email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 971-715-8097.
The sterling reputation of David Russell has been continually confirmed by repeated appearances in virtually every major concert venue across the globe, including those of London, Tokyo, Madrid, Toronto, Rome, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Portland and many more and now he will be making is Hawaii debut. Concertgoers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and are inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggests an innate understanding of what each composer was working to achieve, bringing a sense of adventure to each piece.
In 2018, Mr. Russell was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Guitar Foundation of America, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Music by the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2014, and in 2004 he won a Grammy Award for his CD called Aire Latino in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music. In May 2005, he received a homage from the music conservatory of Vigo, Spain, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name “Auditorio David Russell.” In 2009, David was named an honorary member of “Amigos de la Guitarra,” the oldest guitar society in Spain.
Mr. Russell is a prolific recording artist, and his discography includes seventeen CDs with Telarc International. The New York Times wrote about his performance: “… Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. Throughout the recital, it was apparent to the audience that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension.” Upon hearing the play in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: “My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique.”
During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition, and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.
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