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Guitar Ensemble

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
$5 (cash or check at the door), Notecard
UW Guitar Ensemble
UW Guitar Ensemble

Students of Michael Partington perform guitar works for solo, duo, and group arrangements. Guest musicians include vocalist Michelle Bretl and flutist Sabrina Bounds. 



Michael Partington

Michael Partington is one of the most engaging of the new generation of concert players. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his "lyricism, intensity and clear technical command," this award-winning British guitarist has performed internationally as a soloist and with ensembles to unanimous critical praise..

He began playing guitar at age 6 while growing up in Wales, gave his first public performance at age 7, and won his first competition at age 9. He has trained with many of the world's greatest guitarists, including Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, Eduardo Fernandez, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell, who commented on his "exquisite good taste and fluid perfection." Partington received a performance degree from the University of Washington School of Music, where he was a Brechemin scholar and graduated magna cum laude.

Since moving to the USA he has received awards in several guitar, instrumental, and concerto competitions. He has appeared throughout the USA, UK, Russia, and Scandanavia in solo recital, ensemble, and with orchestra. He has performed live on radio stations throughout the US and UK, including BBC Radio 3's In Tune, BBC Wales, and St. Paul Sunday on National Public Radio, and cable television in California, Montana and Washington.

He has released five solo CDs for Rosewood Recording and can also be heard on the Cadenza Music and Present Sounds labels. 

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