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.
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.
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
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.
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
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