Thu Apr 18
Tunes at Noon
Tangeando Guitar Duo
Luis Medina guitar (BMus’16)
Alec Pearson guitar (MMus’14)
Works by Brouwer, Piazzolla, Pujol, Machado, Bach, and Moreno-Torroba.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students, alumni, and more. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy. Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Leo Brouwer Suite No. 2
Astor Piazzolla Tango Suite
i. Deciso, ii. Andante, iii. Allegro
Maximo Diego Pujol Tres Piezas de Otoño
i. Arbolado, ii. Sombrio, iii. Avenida Centenario
Celso Machado Modinha Brasileira
J.S. Bach Prelude and Tres Viste from Cello Suite No. 5, BWV 995
Federico Moreno-Torroba Turegano from Castillos de España
Alec Pearson enjoys a career based in Vancouver where he currently serves as sessional instructor of guitar at the University of British Columbia. Alec has performed both solo and in ensemble across Canada, Spain, Colombia, Greece and the U.S. He currently serves as president of the “Vancouver Classic Guitar Society” where he works to organize many concerts, lectures masterclasses and social events.
Alec holds the degree “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clasica” from the Universitat d’Alacant in Alicante, Spain, where he studied with an array of the best guitarists in the world, including; David Russell, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Roberto Aussel, Paul Galbraith and Fabio Zanon to list a few.
Prior to studying abroad, Alec earned a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia where he studied with internationally renowned Canadian guitarist and his longtime mentor Daniel Bolshoy. In 2012 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Montreal. He was born and raised in Calgary where he first received exposure to the guitar under the tutelage of Jose Fermin. During his youth, he was an active member and performer in the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary and began his own teaching career at the age of 17.
Luis Angel Medina is an avid performer and teacher across North America. Luis was born in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico and began his formal studies in music theory and ear training at the age of fourteen when he enrolled in the Music Diploma at the University of Guadalajara. He then moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he began another Diploma at the Capilano University and won numerous awards and scholarships. He concluded his Bachelors of Music in Guitar performance at the University of British Columbia where he was part of the Dean’s List every year during his studies. He is now graduated from of the Masters degree at the University of Georgia in Athens under the mentorship and guidance of acclaimed Canadian guitarist Dr. Daniel Bolshoy where he functioned as Guitar Teacher Assistant. Upon graduation, he was awarded Director’s Excellence Award which recognizes students for excellence in musicianship,scholarship, leadership, and service, also passing his final oral examinations with distinctions. Among his roles at the University are teaching Guitar classes for non-music university students and individual guidance to other students pursuing a Bachelors in Guitar Performance at UGA.
Now that Luis is back in the Lower Mainland, he will continue to promote the guitar through public events that lead to the spread of music in the larger community with the aid of the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society. His performing career has taken him to perform in various cities in Italy, and all over North America. He has made appearances as soloist, performing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s first guitar concerto with A Little Night Music Orchestra and other occasions and also been invited to play for the Tri-Cities Guitar Society in Washington, USA with his duet partner Alec Pearson, head of the guitar department at the University of British Columbia. Luis is also very active across the West Coast directing guitar ensembles, teaching and performing at the Kaslo Guitar Festival and with the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society. Luis’s aims are to inspire others by sharing his love for music, and to bring the classical guitar to the larger community.