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.
January 23: Manuel Barrueco – Host W. Mark Akin shares beautiful music from Domenico Scarlatti, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Mauro Giulani, and others, all performed by guitarist Manuel Barrueco.
January 16: Virginia Luque – Host W. Mark Akin shares pieces by Piazzola, Rodrigo, and Granados, all performed by guitarist Virginia Luque (pictured) ahead of her St. Louis performance at The Sheldon this Saturday with baritone Jubliant Sykes.
January 9: Pablo Sainz Villegas – Host W. Mark Akin shares pieces by Joaquín Turina, Federico Moreno Torroba, and Manuel de Falla, all performed by guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas.
January 2: Artistry of Scott Tennant – Host W. Mark Akin features performances by guitarist Scott Tennant (pictured). Enjoy music of Joaquin Rodrigo, Dušan Bogdanović, Antonio Ruiz-Pipó, and others.
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.