Classical Guitar in the Hilltowns
House Concert in the Hilltowns
with Classical Guitarist, Steve Lin
Saturday, February 23rd at 6:30pm, award winning classical guitarist Steve Lin will be performing at a house concert in West Chesterfield, MA, sponsored by Hilltown Families. This intimate performance has limited seating and is open to adults and families with older children. This concert is part of the HFHC Guitar Series, with classical guitar in February and finger-picking style in April with Michael West.
Tickets are $10 per person. In traditional house concert style, all proceeds go to the artist. Space is limited and RSVP is requested.
Steve Lin (www.linguitar.com) has performed for audiences throughout the United States, Taiwan, Mexico, and Italy in solo and ensemble engagements. His extensive repertoire spans from the Renaissance to Latin American, and he is also an advocate of contemporary music, active in
commissioning new works for the guitar. He was the first prize winner at the Boston GuitarFest Solo Competition (’06) and the East Carolina University Guitar Competition (’01), and has appeared at festivals such as Yale Guitar Extravaganza, L’Accademia Musicale Chigiana, ChitarraImperia Festival, and Stetson Guitar Workshop.
Steve is a recording artist for VGo Recordings and in ’07 he released his debut CD, Eliot Fisk Series Vol. 1 (VG1013), a joint effort with guitarist Joseph Williams II and La Bella Strings. His second CD, Imagen (VG1015), features the Latin American compositions of Agust’n Barrios and Antonio Lauro.
In the field of contemporary music, Steve has collaborated with Boston Microtonal Society’s NotaRiotous, a chamber ensemble dedicated to promoting microtonal music. He has also performed at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) and on the New Gallery Concert Series of Boston, which promotes new music and art. Steve frequently collaborates with composers and he has premiered works by David
McMullin, Nomi Epstein, Joseph Johnson, Matthew McConnell, and Colin Stack.
In 2005 Steve founded Boston Guitar Project and became the assistant director of Boston GuitarFest. The Project is deeply involved in community outreach and has been successful in creating new audiences for the guitar. Boston GuitarFest has become the flagship guitar event of Boston.
Steve is currently a doctoral candidate at New England Conservatory studying with Eliot Fisk. He earned his M.M. at Yale School of Music and his B.M. at NEC. His teachers have included Oscar Ghiglia, Lorenzo Micheli, Wei-Ren Chuang, Ronald Purcell, Ronald Borczon and Ben Verdery. At present, Steve is a private guitar instructor in the Boston area.