The New England Guitar Society was established to create a nurturing environment for classical guitarists to meet, share ideas, perform, compose, teach and grow as musicians. Our goal is to increase the public interest in classical guitar, to ultimately create future players and audiences.
The Society invites guest artists to perform public concerts and hold master classes at the acoustically rich chamber concert hall of the Milford Arts Council.
NEGS meets monthly on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM at the Milford Arts Council’s Center for the Arts or Firehouse Gallery. Activities include informal solo performances, ensemble readings, member recitals and lively discussion about the classical guitar.
NEGS invites community classical guitarists to join us at our facility to perform pre-concert recitals and test out new works. Find out more at www.newenglandguitar.org.
All performances take place at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT 06460.
Each concert is $20 per person, $18 for seniors and $15 for MAC members and $5 for students with valid ID. Master Class is $50 and $10 to audit.
For tickets, go to www.milfordarts.org/ or call us at 203-878-6647.
2016- 2017 Performance Schedule
Duo Diez- Violin and Guitar Duo from England
March 11th at 8 pm- Performance
March 12th at 2 pm- Master Class
Duo Diez is an innovative and eclectic musical collaboration between guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas and violinist Violeta Barrena. The chosen name for the Duo originates from the spanish word “diez” which means ten, the number of their combined strings.
Since meeting at the Royal Academy of Music as students, they have both developed interesting and varied international solo careers. A shared interest in playing and promoting Spanish, Ladino and Latin American classical music signalled the start of Duo Diez in 2012.
Their repertoire encompasses a wide range of styles from Bach, Mozart, Schubert to Sarasate, Piazzolla and Villa Lobos.
Individually they are the recipients of many prizes and awards and have performed for the Royal Family, The Pope, and the Archbishop of Canterbury at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, St David’s Hall, Bolivar Hall, The Forge, the Roundhouse and the Royal Albert Hall. Radio and TV appearances include BBC Radio3, ITV1, ITV2 and BBC1.
They have performed and toured in the UK, Greece, Spain, USA, Belgium, Chile, France, Romania, Italy, Mexico, Oman, Azerbaijan, Austria, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia.
They released their debut album in November 2015 with Demerara Records featuring their unique arrangements and very own compositions. It has been received to critical acclaim and played on Radio stations all over the world. To read more about Duo Diez, go to http://www.duodiez.com/home/. To listen to Duo Diez perform, go to http://www.duodiez.com/videos/
Marcos Puna- Solo Guitarist from Bolivia
April 8th at 8 pm- Performance
April 9th at 2 pm- Master Class
Marcos Puna was awarded the first-prize in many national and international guitar competitions including the Miguel Llobet (Barcelona 2011), Zarautz (Spain 2007), César Cortinas (Uruguay 2003), Juventudes Musicales (Uruguay 1996) and Tarija (Bolivia 1994). He was awarded by this country with the “Medal of Cultural Merit Nilo Soruco” (2012) and by Bolivian residents in USA as “outstanding Bolivian” (2012).
He was born in Oruro, Bolivia in 1977. Marcos began his studies in his native country where he received classes from Gentaro Takada, Gunther Vilar and Pirai Vaca. Attracted by the famous Uruguayan Guitar School, at 18 years he moved to this country where he studied at the Conservatory of Montevideo, graduating with honors just four years later. He studied with the eminent Uruguayan maestros, Eduardo Fernández, Mario Payssé and the legendary educator, Abel Carlevaro. For more information on Marcos Puna, go to http://marcospunaguitarra.blogspot.com/.
To listen to Marcos Puna perform, go to https://youtu.be/-Y8rrTj0c1Y.
Hartt School Guitar Department- Music School Showcase
May 12th at 8 pm