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Wentworth Villa

1156 Fort Street, Victoria, BC

Community: Pioneer Square

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Join us for an early springtime recital of music for guitar with Alec Pearson

Event Details

Introduction and Rondo no. 2, Op. 2 - Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)

Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)

Selections from “Castillos de España” - Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

Manzanares del Real

Montemayor

Alcazar de Segovia

Torija

Suite No.2 in D - Leo Brouwer (1939)

I. Preludio

II. Allegro Burlesco

III. Andantino
Intermission

Etudes I, II and III - Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

La Catedral - Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)

I. Preludio Saudade

II. Andante Religioso

III. Allegro Solemne

6 Preludes - Alec Pearson (1989)

Alec Pearson enjoys a career based in Vancouver, where he currently serves as a “sessional instructor of guitar” at the University of British Columbia. Alec has performed both solo and in ensemble across Canada, Spain, Colombia, Greece, and the U.S. He currently serves as president of the “Vancouver Classic Guitar Society,” where he works to organise many concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and social events. His current artistic efforts include composing a set of 24 original preludes, which have been gaining praise from peers and audiences alike.

Alec holds the degree “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clasica” from the Universitat d’Alacant in Alicante, Spain, where he studied with an array of the best guitarists in the world, including David Russell, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Roberto Aussel, Paul Galbraith, and Fabio Zanon, to name a few.

Prior to studying abroad, Alec earned a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia, where he studied with internationally renowned Canadian guitarist and longtime mentor, Daniel Bolshoy. In 2012, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Montreal. He was born and raised in Calgary, where he first received exposure to the guitar under the tutelage of Jose Fermin. He was an active member and performer in the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary during his youth and began his own teaching career at the age of 17.

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