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 26th Anniversary, 2016-’17 Concert Series:

Jordan Dodson, “One of the top young guitarists of his generation” (Performance Today), is currently based in New York and Philadelphia. He has received prizes in numerous competitions and was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. An advocate for contemporary music, Jordan has premiered dozens of new pieces internationally. He performs with several New York City-based ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans Maître. Originally from Columbus, Jordan received performance degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Cincinnati. We eagerly welcome Jordan home on 22 October 2016.

The Cavatina Duo is one of the most impressive ensembles of its kind, captivating audiences with their numerous acclaimed recordings and electrifying performances in many of the world’s major venues. Flutist Eugenia Moliner has been heralded as a “brilliant young musician” by the British Flute Society magazine, and Denis Azabagic—celebrated as a “virtuoso with flawless technique” (Soundboard Magazine)—is one of the most decorated guitarists alive, with 24 prizes from international competitions! We are excited for the return of the duo’s remarkable artistry to the Huntington stage on 28 January 2017.

Born in Toulouse in France, Thibaut Garcia began playing guitar at age 7 and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at 16, his Spanish ancestry strongly influencing his approach to the instrument. Thanks to receiving first prize at several international competitions in Spain, Germany, and Romania—including the Sevilla and the José Tomas competitions—Thibaut has been invited to perform at venues around the world spanning more than 14 nations on four continents. Now having won the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) competition in 2015, Thibaut will bring his exciting brand of virtuosity to the CGS as part of his GFA victory tour on Friday, 10 March 2017.

Critics have noted José Manuel Dapena as “a talented guitarist and an artistic proponent of the Spanish culture,” “a great Spanish master of the guitar,” and “a player with stirring musicality. No doubt this 2008 Carnegie Hall debut was a success.” He studied with David Russell in Spain who had a great influence on his conception of the instrument and who wrote that José Manuel “is an excellent player with a strong warm tone [and] agile technique [who] is able to bring magic to musical phrases.” With grant support from the government of Spain, José Manuel will bring our season to an exciting Iberian-style close on 8 April 2017!

For info: or 614-561-9204

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

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