Best wishes and I hope to see you all at the
Thomas Koch, President, GuitarSarasota
Anton Baranov, Russian Classical Guitarist – photo by Pola Sommers
Anton Baranov Kicks Off GuitarSarasota’s Ninth Annual 2015 International Classical Guitar Season
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prize-winner of more then 15 prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013. Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls him, a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.
As part of his prize from winning the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) competition, Mr. Baranov will embark on a 50-city concert tour throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, and has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label. Mr. Baranov has been a D’Addario artist since 2013. He currently teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Anton Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia. He graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing
Individual tickets are available online until noon the day of each concert. All other tickets are available at the door – the day of the concert from 7pm. No credit cards, cash or checks only.
Individual tickets are $30 for non-members, and $25 for GuitarSarasota members. You can purchase individual tickets through our online box office.
Student rush tickets are $5 and may be purchased on the day of the concert, at the door from 7:15pm.
At Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232.
* February 9, 2015 – Chris Adkins – Classical Guitar
* March 9, 2015 – Lady and The Bard – Bluegrass and Folk Duo
* April 13, 2015 – Youth Showcase Concert
We hope you can join us for GuitraSarasota’s 2015 Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota.
GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series is part of our community outreach mission and is sponsored in part by a generous grant from The Sarasota Arts & Cultural Alliance.
This Series is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. No reservations required, seating is limited and it is recommened to arrive 15 minutes early.
The format is often a 45 minute concert with a Q&A session. Your host is Dr Zachary Johnson, who introduces the guests, as well as engages the audience in enlightening conversation.
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If you would like to make a donation to GuitarSarasota, we greatly appreciate your tax-deductible support of
We have simplified our membership:
* A $20 Friend membership entitles you to purchase discounted tickets for your family and all your friends.
* A $100 Supporter membership offers you the same benefits as a Friend plus your name or company mentioned in concert programs.
* A Benefactor membership starts at $500 with all the above mentioned benefits, plus your company logo in the programs, a link on our Web site, and in our newsletters.
We thank you for your support which allows us to bring the world of the classical guitar to Sarasota through our International Classical Guitar Concert Series. It also funds our free community outreach through GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota and allows us to present outstanding local, regional, and international musicians.