International Concert Series
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The Guitar Society of Brantford in Partnership with Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Presents Guitar Montreal International Competition winner Steve Cowan 
Saturday January 21st, 2017, 7:30 pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant 20 Ava Road Brantford
Tickets $25.00 available at the Glenhyrst Box office or paypal below
or call Denise 519-802-9232

To hear Steve
Whirler of the Dance (Carlos Rafael Rivera)
Steve Cowan website


Steve Cowan grew up as a self-taught percussionist and electric guitarist in St. John’s, Newfoundland, performing mostly experimental rock music. For the past decade, his focus has shifted to the more intimate world of solo classical guitar; a genre of which he has become an award-winning performer and teacher. Concert programs often include pieces from a variety of eras, but Steve focuses primarily on new music. Working with young composers and presenting Canadian guitar works are driving forces in his musical life.

International awards include first prizes at Guitare Montréal (2015), the Wilson Center Guitar Festival and Competition (2014), and Boston GuitarFest (2013). A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Manhattan School of Music, Steve is currently working on his Doctoral studies at McGill University in Montréal. His debut album, Pour guitare, was recorded with the support of Canada Council for the Arts and McGill University. The album features new music by exclusively Canadian composers and was released in April, 2016.

Steve Cowan

$25.00

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The Guitar Society of Brantford in Partnership with Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Presents Marko Feri
Wednesday May 24th, 2017, 7:30 pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant 20 Ava Road Brantford
Tickets $25.00

Available at Glenhyrst Art Gallery or paypal link below


Marko Feri took his Diploma in guitar at the “G.Tartini” conservatory in Trieste (Italy) and then attended many masterclasses with D.Russell, M.Barrueco and A.Ponce. He plays regularly in important music festivals in Europe (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Germany, France, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary), USA (GFA 2006 – Columbus GA, GFA 2012 – Charleston SC, and other festivals in New York State, Texas, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee), Canada (Toronto Guitar Society Series 2011,2012), Mexico, Australia and Japan, both as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles - “Gorni Kramer Quartet”, duo with accordeonist S.Zorza, with flutist A.Zupan, with Natissa and Cappella Civica choirs, with jazz singer Martina Feri, with “Concordia Chamber Orchestra” (Operita Maria de Buenos Aires by A.Piazzolla, The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill). . He has recorded several CD’s: “Vivo” (2014) and “Nocturnal” as soloist; “Strolic” (2014) with Natissa choir (music by Sivilotti); “Castelli friulani” (2014) with flutist N.Mazzanti (music by G.Tortora); “Notes Vagabondes - Live” and “Modulante” with the Gorni Kramer Quartet; “20th Century Original Works For Flute And Guitar” with E.Michelazzi; “Viva Sevilla” with the “Italian Guitar Consort”; “Astor Piazzolla-Orchestral Works” with the Concordia Chamber Orchestra; “Evasion” (music by Piazzolla and Bolling) with Evasion group. He teaches guitar at the Glasbena Matica “Marij Kogoj” in Trieste-Italy and gives masterclasses in Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico. He is also the art director of the International Guitar Festival “Kras” (Italy/Slovenia).

Marko Feri

$25.00