In review. Erol Ozsever, Fishers, IN, April 25, 2011

Mr. Erol Ozsever will be performing at 7:00pm in the Hamilton East Public Library. Admission is free.

Mr Ozsever offers a recording on his website for purchase.

Erol’s website states “Erol Ozsever (b.1985) is a classical guitarist from Fishers, Indiana. In 2007 he graduated cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance with a minor in Recording Industry Management. In 2009 he graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Master of Music Degree in Guitar Performance with a minor in Early Music.  He has performed in master classes with a number of world-renowned performers including Jason Vieaux, Ana Vidovic, Adam Holzman, and Adam del Monte.

In 2004 he was selected as a national finalist in the American String Teachers Association solo competition. He also took 2nd prize at the 2005-2007 Beethoven Club Young Artists’ Competition. In 2007 he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in guitar performance from Middle Tennessee State University.  In 2008 he was awarded the top prize for graduate strings in the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale.  In 2009 he was awarded 1st prize at the Rosario Guitar Competition in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2010 he was awarded 2nd prize at the Competition in the performance of the music of Spain and Latin America at Indiana University, which was open to singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles.

Erol is currently residing in Bloomington, Indiana to attend the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University to study guitar with EMI recording artist Ernesto Bitetti. He is also the founder and co-director of the Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition.”

I believe it is safe to say that everyone enjoyed the recital.  Erol was entertaining, informative and presented the music in a thoughtful manner (explaining much about each piece before performing)His performance was nearly flawless; the hall had a few distractions with small children present and shuffling of programs but this didn’t seem to distract Erol.  The selections were intense, musical treats, such as “Un Sueno en la Floresta” where Erol demonstrated an excellent tremolo technique on this masterpiece.  Good luck at IU this semester Erol!

Program

Federico Mompou (1893-1987)

Cancion (from Cancion y Danza no. 6)

Augustin Barrios Mangore (1888-1944)

Vals No. 4, from Opus 8

Un Sueno en la Floresta

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)

Milonga del Angel

La Muerte del Andel

Jorge Morel (b. 1931)

Danza in E minor

Sergio Assad (b. 1952)

i. Divertimento

ii. Valseana

iii. Preludio e Toccatina

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