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Jan042019

January 4, 2019, Friday - John Holmquist: Retrospective Concert in Honor of His Career as a Musician and Teacher

Time: 7:00pm 

Location: MacPhail Center for Music, 501 Second Street S

John Holmquist: Retrospective Concert in Honor of His Career as a Musician and Teacher

On Friday, January 4th at 7 p.m. at the MacPhail Center of Music’s Antonello Hall, there will be an event to honor, classical guitarist, John Holmquist’s distinguished career in music. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will include performances as well as some audiovisual and spoken tributes by a number of John’s former students, many distinguished in their own right, who are traveling from afar to be here for this event to pay tribute to their former teacher and mentor who was earlier this year diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

John, a Minneapolis native who studied with Jeffrey Van and graduated from the University of Minnesota is one of the greatest American classical guitarists of his generation. In 1978, he won the most important classical guitar competition of that time, the Guitar 78 Festival in Toronto, Canada.

John went on to head the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music where his students included Jason Vieaux, winner of the 1992 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and a 2015 Grammy Award winner.