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Stella Kosim's concert experience includes solo, duo and ensemble performances. Stella's recent concert at DODO Music & Art Center in Jakarta, Indonesia was well received by the classical guitar community. She has also performed for the Tri-Cities and Seattle Classic Guitar Societies in solo and ensemble settings. Stella's CD "Be Thou My Vision" features traditional hymns arranged for solo classical guitar, and is available through her website.
Stella Kosim is an active soloist and chamber musician who recently released an album of Indonesian folk songs for classical guitar. Her concert will feature music by Albeniz, Granados, Duarte, Harrison, and Tanzil. A video of the performance will be posted on the SCGS YouTube channel from September 16 through September 30, 2023.
Raised in New York, David Feingold studied piano and French horn while playing guitar in R&B bands. His classical training on guitar began in high school, while he continued playing french horn in orchestras into college. His teachers included guitarist Ralph Towner, French hornist Arthur Berv and composer, David Maslanka.
Recently retired as Professor of Music from Western Washington University, during Feingold's 40-year tenure he developed the curriculum for what has become the Classical Guitar Studies Program. Awarded Professor Emeritus, Feingold maintains a relationship with the University, and with the Department of Music that he chaired for 8 years.
As a guitarist, David continues to perform and will be featured in January 2023 at the Mount Baker Theater with the Bellingham Symphony performing Vivaldi's Concerto in G, originally scored for two Mandolins. Feingold's programs often include his own works for guitar, his arrangements of popular song as well as his own "short-form" compositions. Playing this music, some of it on nylon string with classical technique imparts a unique flavor especially with the addition of improvisation but also the integration of diverse musical influences that reflect his musical background.
Christopher Mallett Interview with Elizabeth Brown preceding the concert
Christopher Mallett is an American classical guitarist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soundboard Magazine has described him as "Virtuosic," and he was dubbed a "trailblazer" by the St. Louis Dispatch.
His performances have taken him to some of America's finest concert halls. Guitar societies, and festivals, including the Kravis Center in Palm Beach, Florida, The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, the 92nd St. Y in New York, the Guitar Foundation of America's Convention (GFA) in Indianapolis, the New York Guitar Society, the Austin Guitar Society, The Cleveland Guitar Society, and more. He also performed throughout Asia, with performances in Beijing, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Christopher Mallett's new release champions the music of Justin Holland, America's first Black classical guitarist who made his name during the time of slavery.
Aaron Haas and Anastasia Malliaras of Duo Apollon perform art song repertoire for voice and guitar, as well as transcriptions from piano. The repertoire originally written for guitar and voice is less well-known than that for piano and voice, and showcases song cycles which are rarely heard, while the transcriptions reinterpret classic art song with the unique sound of the guitar-voice duo.
The pair met while studying music at the University of Southern California. They began by performing The Divan of Moses-Ibn-Ezra by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. After playing a number of recitals at USC, they began to branch out and play at various venues throughout Los Angeles. The Sundays Live series at LACMA is one of the first concert series that the duo was featured on. They were also selected as winners of the 2019 Beverly Hills National Auditions, which gave them the opportunity to perform in various concert series in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. Since then, they perform regularly in concert series throughout Southern California and are in the process of recording their debut album.
Their program at the Good Shepherd Center will feature music for voice and guitar as well as guitar solos.