ALAN RINEHART

 

Alan Rinehart has over 45 years experience as a professional classical guitarist and has made many contributions to the guitar world as a performer, teacher, and music editor. Completing studies at Western Michigan University and a Professional Music Training Diploma from Vancouver Community College, he studied lute repertoire and technique in London, England at the Early Music Centre with some of the U.K.’s best known early musicians. From 1983 to 2003 he was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College. He is a co-founder of The Vancouver Guitar Quartet. They became a regular part of the Vancouver and Western Canadian music scene from the late 1980s to 2003, with many concert and radio appearances.

 

After a long time residency in Vancouver, B.C., he moved to Nelson, B.C. in 2004 where he hosted “the Art and Times of the Guitar”, a weekly one hour radio show devoted to classical guitar, for 11 seasons (176 shows) and was the coordinator of the 19th Northwest Guitar Festival, a 3 day event held in Nelson April 16-18, 2009. He currently lives in Kelowna, where he recently had the honour of performing for their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 2016 Royal Tour visit to BC.

 

He has released six solo albums and one release with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet that have received international critical praise. In 2017 he was nominated by Western Canada Music Awards for the Best Classical Artist award. His latest solo album, Verdi’s Guitar was recently picked by US based Classical Guitar Magazine as one of the top 10 recordings of the year.

 

 

MICHAEL KARMON

 

The classical guitar is featured in his recent music, and he has written for some very fine players, among them Denis Azabagic, Martha Masters, Alan Rinehart, Daniel Bolshoy, and Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo. He has won various awards and fellowships over the years, and his music continues to be performed around the world. It is recorded on the MSR, Cedille, Brioso, and PBF labels.

 

He was born in the US in 1969, but spent his formative years in Israel. He has performed extensively as a guitarist in several styles and with a variety of ensembles. He has a doctorate in composition/music-theory from the University of Minnesota, and now lives in California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD GIBSON

 

Richard Gibson has composed for all instrumental and vocal genres with the exception of opera. His music usually contains a high degree of contrapuntal lyricism layered upon a densely chromatic harmonic framework. His guitar pieces have been enthusiastically received by audiences and performers on the Pacific coast of Canada and in the western US. In addition to teaching duties at the Universite de Moncton, Gibson continues to be actively involved in the production of recordings of classical music in Canada and the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN OLIVER

 

John Oliver’s “wonderfully creative music” (Fanfare) displays “a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty” (Musicworks). Winner of the Classical Composition of the Year Award at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards, his oeuvre includes solo and guitar chamber music, a guitar concerto, 7 symphonic works, two operas, and significant chamber music that combines instruments from different cultures. John Oliver came to international attention early in his career, winning six composition prizes for chamber, orchestral, and electroacoustic music. Oliver also performs as conductor, guitarist and electronic musician, chamber music from the experimental to new world music. Oliver holds a doctorate degree in compositions from McGill University. His principal composition teachers were John Adams, Stephen Chatman, and Bruce Mather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM BEAUVAIS

 

Canadian William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over thirty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, the Oberon Guitar Trio, and guitarist Jeffrey McFadden. His music has been heard in Switzerland, Denmark, theU.K., Turkey, South Korea, Australia, and Argentina, and is published by Les Productions D’OZ.

 

His CDs include Old Wood – New Seeds, Unspoken Dreams: rumi stories, Invisible Cities, A Bridge Beyond, and Traces. As a performer William has performed in Seoul, Istanbul, and in Calgary for Guitarfest West. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, and the Jumblies Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID GORDON DUKE

 

David Gordon Duke was born in Vancouver and studied historical musicology at the University of British Columbia, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Victoria; as well he studied composition privately with Jean Coulthard.Duke was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts at Douglas College and is currently Academic Co-ordinator of the School of Music, Vancouver Community College. As well as his work as a composer, educator and administrator, he frequently writes about classical music for The Vancouver Sun, the American Record Guide, and Classical Voice North America.

 

 

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ALAN RINEHART

 

Alan Rinehart has over 45 years experience as a professional classical guitarist and has made many contributions to the guitar world as a performer, teacher, and music editor. Completing studies at Western Michigan University and a Professional Music Training Diploma from Vancouver Community College, he studied lute repertoire and technique in London, England at the Early Music Centre with some of the U.K.’s best known early musicians. From 1983 to 2003 he was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College. He is a co-founder of The Vancouver Guitar Quartet. They became a regular part of the Vancouver and Western Canadian music scene from the late 1980s to 2003, with many concert and radio appearances.

 

After a long time residency in Vancouver, B.C., he moved to Nelson, B.C. in 2004 where he hosted “the Art and Times of the Guitar”, a weekly one hour radio show devoted to classical guitar, for 11 seasons (176 shows) and was the coordinator of the 19th Northwest Guitar Festival, a 3 day event held in Nelson April 16-18, 2009. He currently lives in Kelowna, where he recently had the honour of performing for their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 2016 Royal Tour visit to BC.

 

He has released six solo albums and one release with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet that have received international critical praise. In 2017 he was nominated by Western Canada Music Awards for the Best Classical Artist award. His latest solo album, Verdi’s Guitar was recently picked by US based Classical Guitar Magazine as one of the top 10 recordings of the year.

 

 

MICHAEL KARMON

 

The classical guitar is featured in his recent music, and he has written for some very fine players, among them Denis Azabagic, Martha Masters, Alan Rinehart, Daniel Bolshoy, and Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo. He has won various awards and fellowships over the years, and his music continues to be performed around the world. It is recorded on the MSR, Cedille, Brioso, and PBF labels.

 

He was born in the US in 1969, but spent his formative years in Israel. He has performed extensively as a guitarist in several styles and with a variety of ensembles. He has a doctorate in composition/music-theory from the University of Minnesota, and now lives in California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD GIBSON

 

Richard Gibson has composed for all instrumental and vocal genres with the exception of opera. His music usually contains a high degree of contrapuntal lyricism layered upon a densely chromatic harmonic framework. His guitar pieces have been enthusiastically received by audiences and performers on the Pacific coast of Canada and in the western US. In addition to teaching duties at the Universite de Moncton, Gibson continues to be actively involved in the production of recordings of classical music in Canada and the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN OLIVER

 

John Oliver’s “wonderfully creative music” (Fanfare) displays “a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty” (Musicworks). Winner of the Classical Composition of the Year Award at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards, his oeuvre includes solo and guitar chamber music, a guitar concerto, 7 symphonic works, two operas, and significant chamber music that combines instruments from different cultures. John Oliver came to international attention early in his career, winning six composition prizes for chamber, orchestral, and electroacoustic music. Oliver also performs as conductor, guitarist and electronic musician, chamber music from the experimental to new world music. Oliver holds a doctorate degree in compositions from McGill University. His principal composition teachers were John Adams, Stephen Chatman, and Bruce Mather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM BEAUVAIS

 

Canadian William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over thirty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, the Oberon Guitar Trio, and guitarist Jeffrey McFadden. His music has been heard in Switzerland, Denmark, theU.K., Turkey, South Korea, Australia, and Argentina, and is published by Les Productions D’OZ.

 

His CDs include Old Wood – New Seeds, Unspoken Dreams: rumi stories, Invisible Cities, A Bridge Beyond, and Traces. As a performer William has performed in Seoul, Istanbul, and in Calgary for Guitarfest West. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, and the Jumblies Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID GORDON DUKE

 

David Gordon Duke was born in Vancouver and studied historical musicology at the University of British Columbia, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Victoria; as well he studied composition privately with Jean Coulthard.Duke was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts at Douglas College and is currently Academic Co-ordinator of the School of Music, Vancouver Community College. As well as his work as a composer, educator and administrator, he frequently writes about classical music for The Vancouver Sun, the American Record Guide, and Classical Voice North America.

 

ALAN RINEHART

 

Alan Rinehart has over 45 years experience as a professional classical guitarist and has made many contributions to the guitar world as a performer, teacher, and music editor. Completing studies at Western Michigan University and a Professional Music Training Diploma from Vancouver Community College, he studied lute repertoire and technique in London, England at the Early Music Centre with some of the U.K.’s best known early musicians. From 1983 to 2003 he was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College. He is a co-founder of The Vancouver Guitar Quartet. They became a regular part of the Vancouver and Western Canadian music scene from the late 1980s to 2003, with many concert and radio appearances.

 

After a long time residency in Vancouver, B.C., he moved to Nelson, B.C. in 2004 where he hosted “the Art and Times of the Guitar”, a weekly one hour radio show devoted to classical guitar, for 11 seasons (176 shows) and was the coordinator of the 19th Northwest Guitar Festival, a 3 day event held in Nelson April 16-18, 2009. He currently lives in Kelowna, where he recently had the honour of performing for their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 2016 Royal Tour visit to BC.

 

He has released six solo albums and one release with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet that have received international critical praise. In 2017 he was nominated by Western Canada Music Awards for the Best Classical Artist award. His latest solo album, Verdi’s Guitar was recently picked by US based Classical Guitar Magazine as one of the top 10 recordings of the year.

 

 

MICHAEL KARMON

 

The classical guitar is featured in his recent music, and he has written for some very fine players, among them Denis Azabagic, Martha Masters, Alan Rinehart, Daniel Bolshoy, and Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo. He has won various awards and fellowships over the years, and his music continues to be performed around the world. It is recorded on the MSR, Cedille, Brioso, and PBF labels.

 

He was born in the US in 1969, but spent his formative years in Israel. He has performed extensively as a guitarist in several styles and with a variety of ensembles. He has a doctorate in composition/music-theory from the University of Minnesota, and now lives in California.

 

 

RICHARD GIBSON

 

Richard Gibson has composed for all instrumental and vocal genres with the exception of opera. His music usually contains a high degree of contrapuntal lyricism layered upon a densely chromatic harmonic framework. His guitar pieces have been enthusiastically received by audiences and performers on the Pacific coast of Canada and in the western US. In addition to teaching duties at the Universite de Moncton, Gibson continues to be actively involved in the production of recordings of classical music in Canada and the UK.

 

 

JOHN OLIVER

 

John Oliver’s “wonderfully creative music” (Fanfare) displays “a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty” (Musicworks). Winner of the Classical Composition of the Year Award at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards, his oeuvre includes solo and guitar chamber music, a guitar concerto, 7 symphonic works, two operas, and significant chamber music that combines instruments from different cultures. John Oliver came to international attention early in his career, winning six composition prizes for chamber, orchestral, and electroacoustic music. Oliver also performs as conductor, guitarist and electronic musician, chamber music from the experimental to new world music. Oliver holds a doctorate degree in compositions from McGill University. His principal composition teachers were John Adams, Stephen Chatman, and Bruce Mather.

 

 

WILLIAM BEAUVAIS

 

Canadian William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over thirty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, the Oberon Guitar Trio, and guitarist Jeffrey McFadden. His music has been heard in Switzerland, Denmark, theU.K., Turkey, South Korea, Australia, and Argentina, and is published by Les Productions D’OZ.

 

His CDs include Old Wood – New Seeds, Unspoken Dreams: rumi stories, Invisible Cities, A Bridge Beyond, and Traces. As a performer William has performed in Seoul, Istanbul, and in Calgary for Guitarfest West. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, and the Jumblies Theatre.

 

 

DAVID GORDON DUKE

 

David Gordon Duke was born in Vancouver and studied historical musicology at the University of British Columbia, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Victoria; as well he studied composition privately with Jean Coulthard. Duke was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts at Douglas College and is currently Academic Co-ordinator of the School of Music, Vancouver Community College. As well as his work as a composer, educator and administrator, he frequently writes about classical music for The Vancouver Sun, the American Record Guide, and Classical Voice North America.

 

ALAN RINEHART

 

Alan Rinehart has over 45 years experience as a professional classical guitarist and has made many contributions to the guitar world as a performer, teacher, and music editor. Completing studies at Western Michigan University and a Professional Music Training Diploma from Vancouver Community College, he studied lute repertoire and technique in London, England at the Early Music Centre with some of the U.K.’s best known early musicians. From 1983 to 2003 he was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College. He is a co-founder of The Vancouver Guitar Quartet. They became a regular part of the Vancouver and Western Canadian music scene from the late 1980s to 2003, with many concert and radio appearances.

 

After a long time residency in Vancouver, B.C., he moved to Nelson, B.C. in 2004 where he hosted “the Art and Times of the Guitar”, a weekly one hour radio show devoted to classical guitar, for 11 seasons (176 shows) and was the coordinator of the 19th Northwest Guitar Festival, a 3 day event held in Nelson April 16-18, 2009. He currently lives in Kelowna, where he recently had the honour of performing for their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 2016 Royal Tour visit to BC.

 

He has released six solo albums and one release with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet that have received international critical praise. In 2017 he was nominated by Western Canada Music Awards for the Best Classical Artist award. His latest solo album, Verdi’s Guitar was recently picked by US based Classical Guitar Magazine as one of the top 10 recordings of the year.

 

 

MICHAEL KARMON

 

The classical guitar is featured in his recent music, and he has written for some very fine players, among them Denis Azabagic, Martha Masters, Alan Rinehart, Daniel Bolshoy, and Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo. He has won various awards and fellowships over the years, and his music continues to be performed around the world. It is recorded on the MSR, Cedille, Brioso, and PBF labels.

 

He was born in the US in 1969, but spent his formative years in Israel. He has performed extensively as a guitarist in several styles and with a variety of ensembles. He has a doctorate in composition/music-theory from the University of Minnesota, and now lives in California.

 

 

RICHARD GIBSON

 

Richard Gibson has composed for all instrumental and vocal genres with the exception of opera. His music usually contains a high degree of contrapuntal lyricism layered upon a densely chromatic harmonic framework. His guitar pieces have been enthusiastically received by audiences and performers on the Pacific coast of Canada and in the western US. In addition to teaching duties at the Universite de Moncton, Gibson continues to be actively involved in the production of recordings of classical music in Canada and the UK.

 

 

JOHN OLIVER

 

John Oliver’s “wonderfully creative music” (Fanfare) displays “a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty” (Musicworks). Winner of the Classical Composition of the Year Award at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards, his oeuvre includes solo and guitar chamber music, a guitar concerto, 7 symphonic works, two operas, and significant chamber music that combines instruments from different cultures. John Oliver came to international attention early in his career, winning six composition prizes for chamber, orchestral, and electroacoustic music. Oliver also performs as conductor, guitarist and electronic musician, chamber music from the experimental to new world music. Oliver holds a doctorate degree in compositions from McGill University. His principal composition teachers were John Adams, Stephen Chatman, and Bruce Mather.

 

 

WILLIAM BEAUVAIS

 

Canadian William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over thirty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, the Oberon Guitar Trio, and guitarist Jeffrey McFadden. His music has been heard in Switzerland, Denmark, theU.K., Turkey, South Korea, Australia, and Argentina, and is published by Les Productions D’OZ.

 

His CDs include Old Wood – New Seeds, Unspoken Dreams: rumi stories, Invisible Cities, A Bridge Beyond, and Traces. As a performer William has performed in Seoul, Istanbul, and in Calgary for Guitarfest West. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, and the Jumblies Theatre.

 

 

DAVID GORDON DUKE

 

David Gordon Duke was born in Vancouver and studied historical musicology at the University of British Columbia, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Victoria; as well he studied composition privately with Jean Coulthard.Duke was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts at Douglas College and is currently Academic Co-ordinator of the School of Music, Vancouver Community College. As well as his work as a composer, educator and administrator, he frequently writes about classical music for The Vancouver Sun, the American Record Guide, and Classical Voice North America.