May 22: SLCG 2023-24 Season, Pt. 1
Host W. Mark Akin previews the exciting Guitar Masters Concert Series, with performances of pieces by Joaquín Turina, Robert de Visée, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Enrique Granados, performed by Manuel Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo.
May 15: SLCG 2023-24 Season, Pt. 1
Host W. Mark Akin previews the exciting Guitar Masters Concert Series, with performances of pieces by J.S. Bach, Sérgio Assad, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Francisco Tárrega, performed by Tengyue Zhang, Irina Kulikova, and Meng Su.
May 8: Raphaël Feuillâtre ~ Visages Baroques – Host W. Mark Akin shares selections of Baroque music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others, all performed by French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre.
May 1: Music of Hovhaness – Host W. Mark Akin shares music from composer Alan Hovhaness as performed by guitarists David Leisner, Jason Vieaux, Javier Calderón, 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.