Every now and then I play guitar… (and update my website)

This summer has been very busy, but also exciting. I was honored to play host to this year’s Guitar Foundation of America Convention at University of Louisville, and participate in the historic moments that took place on that stage. On July 6th, I was delighted to play a small concert for the Kentuckiana Association of Musicians

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Concerts in Częstochowa, Poland

Very excited to be heading back to Poland soon and giving two concerts while there. November 17th at 5:00pm Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Częstochowie, Al. NMP 64 http://www.galeria.czest.pl November 19th at 3:30pm with the Kupiński Guitar Duo Sala Kameralna PSM I ST W Oleśnie Ul. Wielkie Przedmieście 33, Olesno http://www.szkolamuzyczna.olesno.pl

Upcoming Events

First, thank you to all the volunteers, artists, and competitors that participated in this year’s University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition. I look forward to next year’s festival September 14-16, 2018. Visit the festival website for updates as we plan the festival. I am also excited to be hosting the 2018 Guitar Foundation of

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CU Boulder Guitar Festival and Competition

Judging the 2017 CU Boulder Guitar Competition was an honor. Special thanks to Nicolò Spera for hosting the event and congratulations to all the prize winners! http://www.colorado.edu/guitarfestival/competition#winners There were many inspired performances offered by competitors from around the world. Maybe the beautiful full moon their muse.  

Thank you, Indianapolis!

Thursday, January 26th was Stephen’s first concert given in Indianapolis.  Stephen would like to thank the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar and John Alvarado at IUPUI for hosting in their beautiful concert hall. Thanks as well to the amazing guitar fans for supporting live music by attending the concert.

Performance in Indianapolis on January 26th, 2017.

Stephen will be giving a concert with the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar at 7:30 on Thursday, January 26, 2017. See Stephen perform works about an old cathedral, spiritual mysticism, political activism, torture, and death in child birth. Thursday, January 26, 2017 Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI 535 W. Michigan Street Time: 7:30 pm

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Stephen performs for the Rochester Guitar Club

It was a joy to be back in Rochester, NY performing for the Rochester Guitar Club on July 14. I joined Kinloch Nelson and Matthew Ardizzone in a triple-header concert. My program featured works by Fernando Sor, Federico Mompou, and Joaquin Turina.

Stephen Mattingly teaching at the New York Summer Music Festival

I have joined the faculty at the New York Summer Music Festival in scenic Oneonta, New York. In its second season, the Classical Guitar Institute is held for two weeks each summer and welcomes talented classical guitarists from ages 11-25. The institute was founded by James Day and includes classes in technique, guitar literature and

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Stephen Mattingly and Matthew Cochran form the Old Toad Guitar Duo

Stephen Mattingly and Matthew Cochran, longtime musical collaborators and co-founders of the groundbreaking Tantalus Quartet, recently formed the Old Toad Guitar Duo. The Duo is devoted to reviving and revitalizing haunted Appalachian Ballads, ragged Bluegrass numbers, Tin Pan Alley romps, and many other familiar yet forgotten tunes from the American songbook. Learn more about them

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