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utb guitar ensembles 

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: TSC Arts Center

One of the best classical guitar programs in the United States." Tony Morris, Classical Guitar Alive!, National Public Radio

UTB was one of the first university guitar programs in the United States to develop extensive ensemble opportunities for its guitarists and this environment has become central to the rapid technical and musical growth of its participants.

The UTB Guitar Orchestra performed on the Austin City Limits stage with the Miro String Quartet for a live radio broadcast to over one million listeners on Austin Public Radio. This orhcestra was the first universiy group ever invited to perform for the Guitar Foundation of America annual convention. They have also performed in Austin’s Mexican-American Cultural Center and at the Texas State Capitol.

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Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location:  TSC Arts Center

Rovshan Mamedkuliev was born in May 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Couple years later, Rovshan and his family moved to Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), where at the age of 11 he started taking guitar lessons. From a very early age he showed an exceptional musical talent. In 2004 he was accepted to the very prestigious the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire where he studied with nationally recognized guitarist Aleksey Petropavlovsky. He completed his studies with Honors in 2009 and was invited to teach at Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: TSC Arts Center

The Illinois Times wrote that guitarist Martha Masters “…is on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory." Masters’ playing has been described as “seductive” (Ft. Worth Star Telegram), “intelligent and natural” (Guitar Review), and “refined and elegant” (American Record Guide). She is active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with orchestras. Recent concert seasons have included performances on concert series and at festivals in China, England, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Germany, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States.
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