Date: 31 Jul 2019
Time: 7.30 PM
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Price: $30, $25 (Group of 4), $20 concession


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Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the biggest classical guitar concert of the year!

We have Duo SF coming all the way from the US to give their debut concert in Singapore! Founders of The California Conservatory of Music, Christopher Mallett and Robert O’Connor Miller are one of the leading guitar duos in America, having performed in concerts all over the world.

We also have the award winning Ekachai Jearakul from Thailand, the first ever Asian winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

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Music - Penny Lane played by DuoSF

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Duo SF is quickly becoming recognized as one of America’s most promising young guitar ensembles. In a review of their debut CD, Classical Guitar Magazine wrote, “effortlessly played”, and “this interpretation is one of the very best I have heard…an outstanding recording of some lovely music in superb performances beautifully captured. One to hunt for!”

Recent concerts have taken their exciting and engaging programs on tours of Southeast Asia with appearances in Indonesia, Malayisa and Thailand to the Kravis Center's young artist's series, the Musikfest Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and to many guitar and chamber music series throughout California.

With a deep belief in the power of the arts and the need for artists to rise up as entrepreneurs and advocates for their craft, Robert and Christopher co-founded The California Conservatory of Music in 2011. The school currently enriches and empowers the lives of over 400 students and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2012, DuoSF founded The Peninsula Guitar Series, a concert series that brings international talent to the Bay Area to present concerts and masterclasses.




Ekachai Jearakul
http://www.ekachaiguitarist.com/



Ekachai Jearakul is considered one of today's most outstanding classical guitarists on the international scene. In 2014, he became the first Asian guitarist to win the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Concert Artist Competition, which is the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. A significant reason for this is because of its prize, which entails a fifty-concert tour in many countries including the United States, culminating in a Carnegie Hall debut in New York City, and recordings on the Naxos and the GHA labels, with worldwide distribution.

Ekachai is an active international performer, having given concerts in over sixteen countries. Between 2003 and 2014, he has earned an impressive list of honors, which include twelve first prizes at prestigious international guitar competitions in Europe, Asia, and North America, including the Singapore International Guitar Competition back in 2008.

Ekachai has collaborated with many distinguished conductors and orchestras around the world, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.

Born in 1987 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Ekachai Jearakul started guitar studies at the age of thirteen. His professional training, as a full scholarship student, began at Mahidol University College of Music, where he completed a Bachelor in Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Dr.Paul Cesarczyk. Subsequently, Ekachai went on to earn a Master's Degree in Guitar Performance at Salzburg's Mozarteum with Prof. Marco Tamayo. Since 2007, Thai Bev "Sangsom" Thai Talent has sponsored Ekachai.