Classical Guitarist Paul Vondiziano
To Perform at Hope College
Posted September 30, 2002
HOLLAND -- Cyprus-born classical guitarist Paul
Vondiziano will perform at Hope College's Knickerbocker
Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for the public, and will be
available at the door.
Vondiziano began studying the guitar in his
hometown of Larnaca, Cyprus, at age eight, and continued his
studies in the United States. He completed degrees in music
and philosophy, and received a master of music degree from
Duquesne University in Pennsylvania.
After completing his degree, Vondiziano returned
to Cyprus, where his performances led to several European
tours. He has since returned to the United States, and
continues to perform both here and internationally.
He has premiered works for guitar such as Will
Bottje's "Lighter Strings" for guitar and harpsichord and
"Greetings," as well as his own "Memories of Inner Time" for
solo guitar. His recordings include "Two Rooms..." with
baroque and South American music, "J.S. Bach: The Four Lute
Suites," and "The Mediterranean Guitar," with works by
Gaspar Sanz, Mikis Theodorakis, and Carlo Domeniconi.
"Grand Rapids Press" music critic Gerald Elliot
has said that Vondiziano is a "superb guitarist...a
sensitive musician in full command of his instrument."
Dutch music critic Evert Lutz echoed those comments in a
concert review, noting "Vondiziano proved himself a soloist
of distinction...an aristocrat among guitarists."
Vondiziano's appearance at Hope College will
include pieces ranging from the Mediterranean composers to
pieces by Bach.
More information about Vondiziano can be found at
his Web site, www.paulvondiziano.com. Additional
information about the performance may be obtained by calling
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East
8th Street in downtown Holland.