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George Wills - Classical Guitar


Fri 26 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: St Peter's on Willis, 211 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Student/Child/Senior: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: NZGUITAR

Join New Zealand guitarist George Wills as he presents a solo recital at St Peter's on Willis.

Programme includes works by J.S. Bach, Albeniz, Barrios, Regondi and Javier Contreras.

About the performer:
Classical guitarist George Wills holds a Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music. George won third prize in the New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in 2014 and also received a prize for the best performance of a New Zealand Work.

George performed as finalist in the International Melbourne Guitar Foundation Competition, and Pettman-Royal Overseas League Chamber Competition in 2015. Of note is George’s work with Jake Church, in 2016 the two guitarists completed a second tour of New Zealand as Duo Kitā. In January 2016 George was a featured performer at the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School, as a recipient of the 'New Zealand Aspiring Guitarist Award’.

While at the NZSM, George studied with Dr. Jane Curry and Professor Matthew Marshall. Following a successful audition tour in the USA, George has been accepted into Master of Music programs at the San Francisco Conservatoire of Music, The University of Arizona, and Oklahoma City University. During his travels, George was invited to perform with the Oklahoma City Guitar Orchestra in Dallas, Texas to open a concert by the renowned guitar quartet Los Romeros.

The audition tour was generously supported by the Freemasons Lankhuyzen-Whetu-Kairangi Trust.
George is also a recipient of the Massey University High-Achiever Scholarship, a Jack C. Richards
Music Award, Freemasons Hinemoa-Kairangi Benevolent Trust Award, and the Timaru Arts Foundation Scholarship.

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