The Columbus Guitar Society


The Columbus Guitar Society has, since 1992, presented the only concert series in the region dedicated to promoting the art of the classical guitar. Past seasons have included such luminaries as Jason Vieaux, John Holmquist, Roland Dyens, David Tannenbaum, David Leisner, Dale Kavanagh, The Falla Trio, Quaternaglia, The Pearl-Gray Duo, Carlos Perez, Stanley Yates, and many winners of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Solo Artist Competition. Concerts take place in the acoustically brilliant Huntington Recital Hall at the Capital University Conservatory of Music. See Maps and Details page for directions. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster as well as for purchase (cash,check, or credit card) at the door, one hour before concert start time.

Announcing The Columbus Guitar Society 25th Anniversary, 2015-’16 Concert Series

Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) champion Ekachai Jearakul is the first Thai guitarist to gain worldwide recognition and attract international attention. He was invited to perform for the Royal Princesses of Thailand in a concert described as “divine.” Ekachai has represented Thailand in guitar competitions and concerts around the world, claiming no less than 24 prizes at international guitar competitions, 11 of those being first prizes! The GFA winners always deliver fiery virtuosity, as Ekachai is sure to on 3 October 2015.

Xuefei Yang, born in Beijing and now a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Academy of Music, is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest guitarists, having performed concerts in 40 countries at the world’s most prestigious venues—Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie, Berlin; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Konzerthaus, Vienna; National Auditorium, Madrid; Dvorak Hall, Prague; Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center, New York; and the main venues of Asia. She now records exclusively for EMI Classics. We are beyond excited for Fei’s return to Columbus, 30 January 2016!

Dimitri Illarionov is an award winner at more than 20 international guitar competitions, including two of the most prestigious in the world—the GFA (USA) and Tarrega (Spain); at the latter, he was the first Russian winner in its 42-year history. Boris Andrianov won the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, First prize at the International Janigro Cello Competition, and was the first Russian cellist to become a laureate at the International Rostropovich competition. Their album Classical Duo was nominated for a 2004 Grammy! Dima makes his triumphant return to our stage—bringing Boris along for the ride—on 27 February 2016.

British-born Stanley Yates has been described as “one of an elite breed of guitarists” (Classical Guitar Magazine) and enjoys an international career as concert performer and recording artist, teacher, arranger, and scholar. His recordings and editions are widely acclaimed. Karl Wohlwend is Columbus’ very own workaholic of the guitar, having performed across North America, in Europe and Asia in every imaginable style and setting. Karl currently directs the guitar program at Otterbein University. Two of our favorite guest artists from the past return to the CGS together in support of their new recording of Classical-era guitar duos on 23 April 2016.

For info: or 614-561-9204

Season tickets available from CAPA at 614-469-0939.

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