Artist series welcomes David Burgess

By John Zambenini, a senior applied communications major from Dayton, Ohio.

WILMORE, KY— Renowned guitarist David Burgess will perform Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium for Asbury College’s fall Artist Series. The concert is free and open to the public.

David Burgess

The performance will feature the music of Brazilian musicians such as Ernesto Nazareth, Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim, who is famous for the classic Bossa Nova “Girl from Ipanema.”

Burgess, earning critical acclaim the world over, has performed in concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. He began his study of the guitar under Manuel Lopez Ramos at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City, receiving a full scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

Burgess also earned a bachelor of music from the University of Washington, where he was appointed guitar instructor after he graduated. He was also a guitar instrucor at the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle. He studied under Maestro Andres Segovia prior to the Maestro’s death in 1987.

Burgess now lives in New York City, where he performs frequently at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Recital Hall and the Lincoln Center.

The next artist series performance features the American Chamber Players on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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