Canadian classical guitarist Alexander Dunn has performed to enthusiastic acclaim in Canada, the USA, Cuba, New Zealand, Mexico, Brasil, Southeast Asia, China, South Africa, western and eastern Europe and Russia, and will be making a stop at The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre for Music on Sunday.
The Feb. 26 performance, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., features music from classical guitarist Dunn with special guest guitarist Andrei Burdeti. Admission is $18.
For more information, visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or call 250-752-6133. TOSH is located at 122 W. Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach.
An experienced chamber musician, Dunn has worked with principal players from the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver), Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik (Toronto), in duo concerts with guitarists Pepe Romero, and with numerous other musicians and vocalists.
He has been a featured soloist with the CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, Malaga Sinfonico, New England Symphony and many major U.S. orchestras as a guest artist with Los Romeros.
Regarded as one of the finest performers on period guitars, he has collaborated with pianist Michael Jarvis, baroque violinists Paul Luchkow, Marc Destrube, soprano Anne Grimm, and others. A contemporary music enthusiast, Dunn has played many new works for solo guitar, ensemble, and projects including projections, dance, narration, and electronics.
His recordings include Beethoven’s Op. 8 and 25 Serenades with members of the Lafayette Quartet and The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by composer David Jaffe. Dunn holds a bachelor and masters degree in performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California where he was a protégé of Pepe Romero.
His dissertation, Robert de Visée’s Theorbo Works: An Introductory Study is highly regarded, as is his research into 19th century performance practice.
Dunn’s extensive summer studies included nine years at the Aspen Music Festival under Oscar Ghiglia and four summers at the Salzburg Mozarteum. He is a popular adjudicator and competition judge.
Dunn is on the Board of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, and currently heads what is considered one of Canada’s top guitar programs at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
The program will include works by Rebay, Turina and Beethoven.
— Submitted by TOSH