Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center
Adam Holzman, guitar
TURINA La Oración del Torero (The Bullfighter's Prayer)
VIVALDI Guitar Concerto in D major
Overture Program Information
Artist Information (Show)
ADAM HOLZMAN, guitar
Adam Holzman is an international performing and recording artist. He has been a winner in major international competitions including First Prize at the 1983 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, Top Prize in the Ninth Concorso Internazionale di Interpretazione di Gargnano, Italy, and Bronze Medal at the Third Toronto International Guitar Festival.
Mr. Holzman has performed at the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, distinguished New York venues such as Kaufman Hall at the 92nd St. Y, Merkin Hall, and Carnegie Recital Hall, as well as in music festivals and series from Miami to San Francisco, Boston to New Orleans. His extensive international performances have taken him throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and Latin America. Mr. Holzman's recordings for the Naxos label have been critically acclaimed. The first two are discs of the music of Fernando Sor, and discs three and four contain the music of Manuel Ponce. His latest Naxos release is the Bardenklange, Opus 13, of Johann Kaspar Mertz.
Mr. Holzman's commitment to new music has led him to co-commission Samuel Adler's first Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. He has also premiered works by composers Robert Helps, Roland Dyens, and Stephen Funk Pearson among others.
Adam Holzman is founder of the Guitar Department at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music. From 1992-1994 Mr. Holzman held the title of "Maestro Extraordinario" given by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico, where he served as artist-in-residence.
He was awarded the Ernst von Dohnanyi Prize for Outstanding Achievement from Florida State University and has been named The Parker C. Fielder Regents Fellow in Music at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Holzman has been featured on the covers of both Classical Guitar Magazine and GuitArt Magazine.
Mr. Holzman's performance studies were with Bruce Holzman at Florida State University, Albert Valdes Blain, Eliot Fisk and Oscar Ghiglia. He was chosen twice to perform in the historic Master classes of the legendary Andres Segovia.
Adam Holzman performs on D'addario strings and currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Carolyn and their son Benjamin.
Antonio Vivaldi Concierto en D mayor-John Williams