I realize that I have not posted anything here for a long time. Over the past two semesters, I have gotten increasingly involved with the UT Guitar Quartet. We’ve been playing lots of concerts in the community both on our own initiative and in collaboration with the UT Butler School of Music’s outreach program. Our community concerts involve more than just playing music. We always talk with our audience about the music and what it’s like to play in a guitar quartet.
Last week, we won first place in the collegiate quartet division at the Hill Country International Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition held in San Marcos, Texas. Earlier this year, we were also selected to perform at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Convention. The convention will take place in June in Louisville, Kentucky. We will be performing as part of the ensemble showcase which features the best K-12 and university ensembles in the country. Among the pieces we will play for this concert will be a transcription I made of a Mozart symphony (No. 35, K. 385) for guitar quartet!
If you’re interested in seeing us perform, we’ll be playing two concerts this coming week. The first is at the Longhorn Undergraduate Research Bazaar on Wednesday the 17th from 11am to 1pm in the Gregory Gym arena on the UT campus. The second is at the Austin Classical Guitar Society’s Guitars Galore ensemble festival on Saturday the 20th at 3:10pm at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. Please let me know if you have any questions about attending either of these performances.
From left to right are myself, Stephen Krishnan, Kyle Comer, and Carlos Martinez. Playing with the quartet has been a blast, and I’m hoping we continue to do great things!