Michael Partington, head of guitar studies at the School of Music, will present a solo recital at Benaroya Hall Nov. 10 and a master class at the School of Music Nov. 11 as a featured artist on the Seattle Classic Guitar Society's International Master Class Series.
In his Friday, Nov. 10 recital at Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Partington will perform works by Mauro Giuliani (Scarlatti variations), Lennox Berkeley, Isaac Albenize, Bryan Johanson, and Joaquín Turina.
His master class, Sunday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. in Music Room 213, is open to the public. Admission is free for UW students and faculty; $10 general admission.
Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his "lyricism, intensity and clear technical command," Partington has performed internationally as a soloist and with ensembles to critical praise. He began playing guitar at age six while growing up in Wales, gave his first public performance at age seven, and won his first competition at age nine. 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.
Program Details for the Nov. 10 recital:
Mauro Giuliani - Variations Op.102 Domenico Scarlatti - 4 Sonatas
Lennox Berkeley - Sonatina Op. 52
Isaac Albeniz - Cadiz, Op 47; Mallorca, Op 202 Bryan Johanson - 6 Preludes
Joaquín Turina - Fandanguillo, Op. 36; Sevillana Fantasia, Op. 29
Ticket information for the Nov. 10 recital are available by calling Rosewood Guitar: 206.297.8788.
Details on the Nov. 11 master class are available here.