The Grand Rapids Community College International Guitar Series Proudly Presents Vladimir Gorbach – 2011 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Solo Competition Winner on 7:30 PM Thursday, November 8, 2012.
The concert will be held in the Recital Hall (Room 200) of the Grand Rapids Community College Music Center at the corner of Ransom and Lyon. Admission is $10 for general admission and $7 for students and seniors. One dollar parking is available in the GRCC student parking ramp with a GRCC guest parking voucher sold at the door.
Internationally acclaimed Russian guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across the world on stages in Austria, Australia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Spain and Turkey in addition to the United States and his native country of Russia as a soloist and with orchestra. He has been a featured performer for some of the most highly regarded concert organizations, festivals, and musical institutions in the world, performing on the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival and for the Sydney Crow’s Nest Concert Cycle. He also has been a soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestra de Las Beiras and Orchestra de Aveiro in Portugal and performed with the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”.
As a first place winner more than 10 of the most important international competitions (Serbia, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Greece, and Italy), his most recent win at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition has earned him a more than 50-city concert tour of the US, Mexico, and Canada with appearances in Brazil and China. Now a member of a group of prize laureates who include some of the most active concert artists and pedagogues in the field of classical guitar, his tour will also include a Carnegie Hall debut through the D’Addario Foundation in February of 2013.
Vladimir Gorbach grew up in Siberia, Russia and graduated with honors from the Music College of Novosibirsk, the city where he was born. At a young age he received recognition for his accomplishments with prizes at numerous youth competitions, and he later received scholarships from such prestigious sources as the Russian Ministry of Culture. He later left Russia to complete his Bachelor and Masters degrees at the famed Conservatory for Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany under the tutelage of internationally renowned concert artists and pedagogues Roberto Aussel and Carlo Marchione.
As a soloist, Vladimir Gorbach has recorded a CD with Naxos, the world’s largest classical label. He is also a member of Duo Cologne with Goran Krivokapic, the 2004 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.