GuitarSarasota Presents Hungarian Classical Guitarist András Csáki in the 9th Annual International Guitar Concert Season
GuitarSarasota is proud to present Hungarian classical guitarist András Csáki on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232. Tickets are $25 for GuitarSarasota members and $30 for nonmembers. They can be purchased online at guitarsarasota.org until noon on March 21. All remaining tickets available for purchase at the door, starting at 7pm. Cash or check only, credit cards cannot be accepted. Student tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, beginning 15 minutes prior to the concert with a current student ID. A short reception follows the concert to honor András Csáki. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are provided by founding sponsor Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering.
András Csáki was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1981. He first took up the guitar when was 11 years old. In 1996, at age 15, he was admitted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music. In 2002, he continued his studies at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, graduating with honors in 2007 and receiving a Doctor of Liberal Arts degree in 2014. More classical guitar honors followed. Csáki was awarded the Junior Prima Prize in 2009, the Márciusi Ifjak Prize in 2010, and two years later received a music scholarship to the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music for the 2012-2013 academic year. Since 1995, András has participated in international master classes all over the world, including master classes taught by Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Abel Carlevaro, Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, William Kanengiser, Pablo Marquez, Paul O’Dette, Thomas Müller-Pering, Judicaël Perroy, Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, David Russell, Scott Tennant, Kováts Barna, and Vásáry Tamás.
András’ international career began in 1999 after he won the XXVI Dr. Luis Sigal International Musical Competition in Chile. His victory led directly to numerous concert opportunities in Europe, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Norway, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela and the United States. Csaki went on to capture first place in the 51st Tokyo International Guitar Competition in 2008, the 42nd Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy in 2009, the Nikita Koshkin International Guitar Competition in Calcutta, India and the Julián Arcas International Guitar Competition in La Herradura, Spain. He also took second place in the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition and the 45th Francesco Tarrega International Guitar Competition in Spain in 2011.
GuitarSarasota’s annual membership is open to all who are interested in the guitar. Membership starts at $20 for individuals. GuitarSarasota members receive discounts on concert tickets (including tickets for all guests), our email newsletter, and the satisfaction of supporting a respected and local nonprofit arts organization. The membership fee is tax-deductible. GuitarSarasota membership applications and ticket information are available online at guitarsarasota.org.
GuitarSarasota is a nonprofit organization promoting the education, appreciation and cultural significance of the classical guitar as a solo and chamber music instrument.
GuitarSarasota Inc. PO Box 15772, Sarasota, FL 34277-1772; telephone 941.362.2991• guitarsarasota.org
Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234; telephone 941.921.3400 • mattisons.com
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road 34232 • uusarasota.com