Hope College will welcome award-winning classical guitarist Samuel Hines on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

His mentor and teacher, Cuban virtuoso Rene Izquierdo, has described his pupil as, “A profound musician...His artistry will touch many!”

Besides a busy performance schedule, Hines has won prizes in more than 30 competitions, with recent first prizes including the 2019 Houston Guitar Festival, the 2019 New Orleans International Guitar Festival, the 2019 Appalachian Guitarfest, the 2017 Florida Guitar Festival, the 2017 East Carolina University Guitar Festival and the 2015 Sierra Nevada International Guitar Festival, among others. Hines was also a competitor at the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition, selected as one of 15 competitors from around the world to participate in the 2012, 2015 and 2019 editions.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Music degree from Vanguard University of Southern California with Michael Nigro and a Master of Music degree at University of the Wisconsin-Milwaukee with René Izquierdo.  He is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Maja Radovonlija at the University of Minnesota, where he is the teaching assistant.

He has also performed for many of today’s greatest artists of classical guitar, including David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Judicaël Perroy, SoloDuo, the Romeros and the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

More information about Hines as well as links to video can be found at his website.

Individual tickets for the concert are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $5 for students 18 and under. Tickets are available online as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

Because of the holiday season and Hope’s between-semesters break, college offices including the ticket office will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 1.  Tickets may still be purchased online from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Ave. between Ninth and 10th streets.