Guitarist David Martin will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Thursday, April 15, at 11 a.m., with the live performance available for viewing online at hope.edu/live.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person audience.
Martin will be performing pieces by Heitor Villa Lobos, Leo Brouwer and Luis Jose Merlin as well as one of his own compositions.
Throughout his scholastic and professional career, Martin has performed several styles of guitar music, from lead guitar in both acoustic and electric rock bands to various classical guitar concerts and recitals plus private parties and weddings across the United States. Martin is a member of several ensembles, including the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet and the Folias Tango Quartet, which performs original compositions along with traditional Argentine Tango music. The Folias Tango Quartet has toured throughout the United States, including performances in Pittsburgh, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Albuquerque. In addition, Martin performs with local and national musicians for a variety of recitals and events, including a performance at the Miss Wheelchair USA 2010 opening banquet dinner. Martin teaches a wide variety of music, from hard rock to jazz and classical, and currently serves as adjunct assistant professor of guitar at Hope, Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, and Calvin University in Grand Rapids.