Whitney Hale

By

College: Fine Arts

Grammy Winning Guitarist David Russell Returns to UK

Published: Feb 19, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2013) — Grammy award-winning guitarist David Russell visits the Bluegrass for a second year in a row to perform in the University of Kentucky International Guitar Series. The concert featuring Russell will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

 

Russell’s playing has been hailed as "magnificent" by the American Record Guide. The classical guitarist is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike.

 

In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997 and was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics in 2003. Russell won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist in Classical Music for his CD "Aire Latino." During his studies at the Royal Academy, the guitarist won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.

 

Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto and Rome. In 2009, he was named honorary member of Amigos de la Guitarra, the oldest guitar society in Spain.

 

To see previous performances by Russell, visit the artist's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/davidrussellguitar.

 

The UK International Guitar Series 2012-13 is being presented by the UK School of Music in the UK College of Fine Arts, which has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, composition, theory and music history.

 

Tickets for the David Russell concert are $25 for general admission, $15 for students, seniors and UK alumni and $10 for children. To purchase tickets, contact the Singletary Center ticket office by calling (859) 257-4929, visiting here online, or in person at the venue.

 

For more information on the UK International Guitar Series, contact Dieter Hennings at guitarprogram@uky.edu.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

 

david_russell_photo_courtesy_of_bucklesweet_media.jpg
September
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Tue
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Drop a Course with 80% Refund
UK Volunteer Fair
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Children of Men
LNFS Presents: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Black and Latino Male Initiative
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentely
Thu
5
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. USC
LNFS Presents: Spirited Away
LNFS Presents: Mulan
Fri
6
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Football vs. Ohio
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Creighton
Lets Swing Dance!
Sat
7
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Morehead State
Sun
8
Diversity Organization's Council
Kosher/Soul? (Jewish, African American & Appalachian culture Fuse)
Mon
9
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Tue
10
Massage on the Go
College: Do the Right Thing- A conversation with Dr. Smith
LNFS Presents: Fight Club
Wed
11
LNFS Presents: Mr & Mrs Smith
LNFS Presents: 22 Jump Street
Thu
12
LNFS Presents: Searching For Sugarman
LNFS Presents: Sin City
Fri
13
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Sat
14
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine
Sun
15
Kentucky Week Farmer's MarCat and Craft Fair
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Mon
16
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Dough Jones
PRHBTN Gallery Reception and Concert
Men's Soccer vs. Xavier
Tue
17
Internship Info Session
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: The Immigrant
Wed
18
LNFS Presents: Watermark
LNFS Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Lipscomb
Thu
19
LNFS Presents: A Band Called Death
LNFS Presents: Prisoners
Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Fri
20
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Xavier
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Mon
23
Employer Showcase
Men's Soccer vs. Lousville
Tue
24
Employer Showcase
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
LNFS Presents: Saving Mr. Banks
Wed
25
LNFS Presents: Culture Jam
LNFS Presents: Maleficent
Thu
26
LNFS Presents: Ponyo
LNFS Presents: The Little Mermaid
Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi State
Fri
27
Kentucky Football vs. Vanderbilt
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
28
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Auburn
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
 
Tue
 
 
 
 
Sep 02
Internship Info Session 09/02/2014
Reset Page