An intimate evening of acoustic guitar with Guitar Champion Michael Chapdelaine and acoustic instrumentalist Trevor Gordon Hall!
Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfiled, Kansas. His performances, played on both steel string and classical guitars, include musical styles ranging from blues to Bach to country to rhythm n' blues. In the 80's and 90's Michael proved himself to be one of the worlds finest classical guitarists; twice winning the coveted National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Grant, and taking First Prize in both the Guitar Foundation of America's and the Music Teachers National Association's Guitar Competitions. He also won the Silver Medal in Venezuela's VIII Concurso International de Guitarra "Alirio Diaz".
Chapdelaine is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico, and has previously been on the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State University. He has given master classes throughout the world including, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, Venezuela, Taiwan, Indonesia and at institutions such as, University of Miami, Mannes School of Music, University of Texas, and California State University.
His teachers included the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia.
From the outskirts of Philadelphia PA, Trevor Gordon Hall is an acoustic instrumentalist whose compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor caught the eye of nine-time Grammy winning producer Joe Nicolo (James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, etc.), who produced two of Trevor’s releases: Finding My Way and Let Your Heart Be Light. These releases garnered high reviews and gave Trevor such opportunities as recording with bass virtuoso Michael Manring and sharing the stage with guitarists such as Phil Keaggy, Erik Mongrain and Patty Larkin. His most recent project has led him to collaborate with various builders to redesign an instrument called the kalimba, which mounts on the surface of the guitar. Compositions inspired by the pairing of the two instruments can be heard in Trevor’s Candyrat Records debut Entelechy. Upon its release, this album climbed the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, as well as YouTube Top Commented/Top Favorited/Most Discussed categories with the release of Videos. His music has been featured on various national radio stations including NPR and television networks including NBC. Trevor has performed throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe.