American Music for Two Guitars[CD]
~ Phil Mathieu
'American Music for Two Guitars' New recording from Guitar Duo 'Phil Mathieu and Giorgia Cavallaro'. CD features original compositions of virtuoso turn-of-the-century guitarist William Foden (1860-1947). A unique opportunity to hear this newly discovered music written for two guitars. William Foden (1860-1947) In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, St. Louis born guitarist William Foden was the leading and foremost American guitar virtuoso. The contributions of this great American guitarist as a composer, performer and educator have to date, been largely overlooked by an entire generation of guitarists. It is our hope that by recording the music of Foden, we will ignite the interest of the next generation of players to rediscover his works, program his music, and give him the long over-due recognition he deserves. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Phil Mathieu moves easily between the worlds of classical and popular music. He performs solo classical guitar and chamber ensemble recitals in additional to jazz and contemporary music concerts and is also a well versed studio musician, composer and arranger. Mathieu is a regular performer for the Kennedy Center Broadway orchestra. Mathieu was a member of the prestigious Washington Guitar Quintet led by the internationally renown guitarist Charlie Byrd. He is currently performing with 'roots rock' band Ruthie and the Wranglers. Giorgia Cavallaro is considered one of Washington D.C.'s leading guitarists who frequently performs at prominent area-wide venues and worldwide auditoriums. Cavallaro is a winner of the Montpelier Soloist Award and as an International Competition winner was awarded study and performances in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Cavallaro is a also a composer and arranger and is co-founder of the group Flutar with flutist Joseph Cunliffe.
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