A performance of an unpublished piece by Alan Hovhaness for Harp and Guitar!

With two performances in recitals already under our belt and at least two more to go, “Spirit of Trees” by Alan Hovhaness has become one of my favorite pieces to perform. This is a work for Harp and Guitar, which is almost unheard of. I’m very proud to announce that a new work for my duo partner and I is being commissioned as I type this to grow the repertoire for this wonderful pairing of instruments and we will be giving the world premier of the piece in 2014 at Northwestern University.

A video update from the 2012 Madison Early Music Festival

I’ve just finished my third year at the spectacular Madison Early Music Festival, in which I’ve had the privilege to study lute, baroque guitar and even fiddle with a theorbo!  On top of technique classes and lessons, the festival has given me a great chance to continue my study of figured bass playing in a continuo section.

Here is a demonstration of a cool new technique unique to the baroque guitar that I’ve just learned in my studies with Scott Pauley.  It is called Campanellas (Little Bells).

And here is a clip of the encore from the final participant concert at the 2011 MEMF.  I’m playing the Baroque Guitar standing in the very middle.  Enjoy!