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Internationally Known Guitarist David Burgess to Perform at Hartnell College

February 10th, 2004

David Burgess, who is rapidly establishing an international reputation as one of today's outstanding guitarists, will perform at Hartnell College on Friday, Feb. 27.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 125.

The concert is part of the "Hartnell College Presents Series" sponsored by the Hartnell College Foundation and the First National Bank of Central California.

Burgess has won top honors in many international music competitions, including the Ponce International Competition in Mexico City, the Guitar '81 Competition in Toronto, and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich.

He began studying guitar at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City, with the pre-eminent Argentine guitarist Manuel Lopez Ramos. Burgess later earned a Diploma di Merito, while receiving a full scholarship at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

After earning a bachelor of music degree at the University of Washington, he was appointed guitar instructor at both the University of Washington and the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle.

In 1984, he was selected as the first recipient of the Andres Segovia Fellowship, after which he periodically received classes from Segovia until his death in 1987.

Burgess has performed solo recitals to critical acclaim throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Currently residing in New York City, he has performed in Town Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and Lincoln Center.

For more information, call the Hartnell College Foundation at (831) 755-6810.