October 9, 2015 Tyler Recital Hall
Free of charge with donations accepted at the door
Classic guitar virtuoso Kevin Manderville returns to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center for a Guest Artist Recital on Friday, October 9 at 7:30 pm in the Tyler Recital Hall. The event is free of charge with donations accepted at the door and is sponsored by the Fine & Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College. Seating is limited and doors will open at 7:00 pm for first come seating.
Dr. Kevin Manderville of Montgomery, Alabama is an active solo recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and scholar, Manderville has appeared in major cities and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and has won top prizes at several international competitions.
Kevin Manderville began his classical guitar studies at the age of 18 under Jimmy Chandler’s direction (when Chandler was a guitar instructor in Jacksonville). Kevin Manderville received the Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, where he studied with Stephen Robinson. He also received the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. In addition, Mr. Manderville has also studied in master classes with some of today’s most prominent guitarists, including Sergio and Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Roland Dyens, and Oscar Ghiglia.
Kevin Manderville has won prizes in several international competitions, including first prize at the Concours International de Guitare de Lachine, second prize at the Rantucci International Guitar Competition and consecutive top prizes at the Columbus Guitar Symposium Competition. In 2006, he was a recipient of the Florida Artist Enhancement Grant.
His performance as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and former member of the Tantalus Quartet have taken him throughout North America and Europe, including appearances in such major cities as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montreal, Cologne, New Orleans, Miami and Orlando. He has also performed at major venues, concert series and festivals including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention, the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, the 2nd Acadia International Guitar Festival, the Hamilton International Guitar Festival, the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, the New York Guitar Seminar, and the Lachine International Music Festival. Committed to the performance of new music, he has premiered several works including those written for him. His debut CD, titled Through the Centuries, was released in the fall of 2010 on Clear Note.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Manderville served as a teaching assistant at Florida State University for three years. He has also been on the faculty of Thomas University, Tallahassee Community College, Bainbridge College and the Stetson University Community School of Music. While living in New York, he taught at Medgar Evers College, the Amadeus Conservatory of Music, and initiated an after-school guitar program for Manhattan Youth. He also serves on the Guitar Foundation of America’s Education Committee. Kevin Manderville currently resides in Montgomery, AL, where he directs the classical guitar program at Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School and is on the faculty at Huntingdon College.
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