David Russell Bach Prize Semifinals
Wednesday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. in Holsclaw Hall
free admission, open to the public
One of Tucson’s great treasures is the musical residency of the extraordinary David Russell at the University of Arizona. The Grammy Award-winning artist comes every year to teach and to perform, thanks to the legacy of Sandy Bolton. Russell also judges the David Russell Bach Prize Recital, which presents four top guitar students playing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
David Russell Bach Prize Finalists Recital
The Annual David Russell Bach Prize Finalists Recital features four student finalists in this highly competitive competition. (The final round of this competition is taking place on Thursday, February 17, 12:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $Free)
Grammy Award-winning guitarist David Russell is the sole judge of the four finalists. In May 2014 Maestro Russell was bestowed the Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of Arizona. About this competition, Russell wrote, “The wonderful music of J.S. Bach is satisfying on all levels: emotionally, intellectually, technically and historically. It has given me so much pleasure and happiness all through my life, that I want to encourage all the students to dedicate some valuable time of their important formative years at the university to studying his music. The competition will be a very good incentive for them to include some of Bach’s works in their repertoire that I hope will give them the same pleasure for their entire lives.”