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LLI: MILOS: The Voice of the Guitar

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereMonday, Feb 17, 2020 1:30pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus

Instructor: Matthew J. Trkula

In this lecture, students will be introduced to chart topping, classical guitar phenom Milos, who makes his debut at the Hylton Center in a thrilling concert that charts the guitar’s evolution and its impact on music for the past 300 years. With his unsurpassed technical mastery, Milos Karadaglic performs Spanish classics, cool Latin, Bach chaconnes, Beatles arrangements, and more. His warm and enchanting performance style makes even the largest performance spaces feel personal and intimate. His first three album releases achieved global acclaim and turned him into “classical music’s guitar hero” (BBC Music Magazine). Milos is already being compared to guitar masters such as John Williams and Julian Bream.

Matt Trkula is a Washington, D.C. based classical guitarist and teacher. He received a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and master's degrees in classical guitar performance and music education from George Mason University. He is a former student of Clare Callahan and Larry Snitzler, both students of Andres Segovia. Mr. Trkula showed exceptional ability on the guitar at an early age and began his performing career at age 12. He has since performed across the country both as a soloist and with chamber groups. He joined the guitar ensemble faculty at GMU in 2015 after serving as the guitar ensemble graduate assistant to Professor Larry Snitzler for two years. He began teaching applied classical guitar in fall 2016. In addition to his work at GMU, Mr. Trkula teaches guitar for Fairfax County Public Schools at South Lakes High School and maintains an active private studio in Northern Virginia specializing in teaching classical guitar to young students.

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