Hawaii International Guitar Series Kicks Off with Mak Grgic Concert on December 15


U.S. Classic Guitar President William Jenks is honored to announce the opening season of the 2019-2020 Hawaii International Guitar Series which will feature five outstanding concerts of the top classical guitarists in the world which will run between Dec. 15, 2019 and the final concert will be on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.  

To open this inaugural series on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4:00 PM will be Mak Grgic who is emerging as a star on the worldwide stage and is touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by The New York Times, and “a guitarist to keep an eye on” by the Washington Post. An expansive and adventurous repertoire attests to his versatility and wide-ranging interests: from the Baroque and Renaissance to music of the cinema; from ethnic music of his native Balkans to extreme avant-garde and microtonal music, Mak’s extraordinary talents and tastes as soloist, collaborator, and recording artist are fueled by his curiosity, imagination, and boundless energy. 

As a concert artist, Grgic averages eighty-five performances a year — nearly two bookings per week — as both soloist and collaborator. He is a founding member and active performer in two duos— the Flamenco-style “Duo Deloro” with Adam Del Monte, and the new music-focused “FretX Duo” with Daniel Lippel, guitarist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). As Young Artist in Residence with the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, he founded “DC8,” an octet declared “an inspiring addition to the contemporary music landscape in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Times. Other ongoing collaborations include the JACK Quartet, Martin Chalifour (concertmaster, LA Philharmonic), cellists Jay Campbell and Joshua Roman, The Assad Brothers, and John Sant’Ambrogio (St. Louis Symphony).

If You Go… Have A Good Show!

Event: Classical Guitarist Mak Grgic in concert
When: Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.
Where: The Simpson Estate in Hawi – (Address Will be Provided Upon Ticket Purchase)
Cost: $30-65 per concert with season tickets also available.
Info: Tickets are available online at: https://www.usclassicguitar.org/collections/hawaii-international-guitar-series-tickets Prices range between $30-65 per concert with season tickets also available.
Artist info: http://www.makgrgic.com



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