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David Russell, guitar


“His luminous sound; the elegant simplicity and speaking quality of his playing; the grace of his ornamentation; his precise and supple rhythmic sense: all these made for wonderful listening” (The Ann Arbor News).

"It is hard to imagine anyone being able to produce a more beautiful tone on a guitar than Russell did . He is a major artist who can take his place with the best guitarists of our day” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.

David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure.

Guitar Master Class:  Friday, April 4, 2014  7:30 PM  $10

Friends of Spivey Hall Concert Sponsors: David & Yvonne Carmicheal


Spivey Hall’s 2013-2014 Educational Programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

David Russell’s residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.



Mauro GIULIANI Rossiniana No. 3
Domenico SCARLATTI Sonatas K.490, K.491
Enrique GRANADOS Valses Poeticos
Johann Sebastian BACH Partita No. 1, BWV 1002
Isaac ALBÉNIZ Capricho Catalan, Granada, Asturias

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