Inside Classical Guitar is a weekly radio program featuring classical guitar music, hosted by W. Mark Akin, teacher of applied music, guitar at Washington University in St. Louis.

August 28: Music of Agustín Barrios Host W. Mark Akin shares music by Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios, performed by Enno Voorhorst

August 22: Music of Agustín BarriosHost W. Mark Akin shares music by Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios, performed by Antigoni Goni. 

August 15: Keeping it LocalHost W. Mark Akin shares performances from St. Louis-based guitarists like the Hanser McClellan duo, Alyssa Catlin, and of course, himself!

August 8: Music of John Duarte – Host W. Mark Akin shares performances by Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni of songs written by English guitarist and composer John Duarte. 

Award-winning classical guitarist W. Mark Akin is a St. Louis-based musician who has engaged audiences across the country with his dynamic on-stage presence and musicality. Mark has won prizes in numerous competitions such as the Wilson Center Guitar Competition in Wisconsin, Beethoven Club Competition in Memphis, the University of Arizona’s Beeston Competition and Sholin Competition, and was most recently selected as a winner of the Artist Presentation Society of St. Louis Competition.

Mark  has performed in master classes and taken lessons with some of the greatest guitarists in the world, including Sergio and Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, and Jason Vieaux, Olivier Chassain, Marcin Dylla, and Adam Holzman. An active teacher, Mark has taught innumerable private lessons and classes. In addition to being on faculty at Washington University, he works with the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society’s outreach education initiative entitled Guitar Horizons.

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