Nick Epple, Classical Guitar Recital
- Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
- Howard Hall, Reynolds Recital Hall - view map
Classical guitarist Nicholas Epple is thrilled to perform once again in his hometown of Bozeman, Montana! A Bozeman High School graduate, Nick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Montana State University in 2012, where he studied guitar with Michael Videon and violin with Angella Ahn. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he received his Master of Music degree in 2015. At UA, Nicholas studies with Professor Tom Patterson and classical guitar masters David Russell, Odair Assad, and Sergio Assad.Nicholas has won numerous awards at international guitar competitions, most notably first prize at the David Russell Bach competition in 2017 in Tucson, Arizona, and second place at the Domaine Forget International Guitar Competition in Quebec, Canada in 2018. He has also been named a finalist in various competitions, including the Norman Douglas Sholin Memorial Guitar Competition, Thomas Beeston Memorial Competition, and the Casa Vicente Spanish Guitar Competition.In pursuing his passion for music, Nicholas has had the opportunity to travel and study extensively in Europe and throughout North America. During the summer of 2010 Nicholas studied at L’Accademis Muscale Internazional in Siena, Itlay, with renowned guitarist Dario Vannini. He returned to Italy on a fuIl scholarship in the summer of 2015 to study with Antigoni Goni in the city of Volterra. He has twice studied and competed at Le Domaine Forget Academie in Saint-Iernee, Quebec, in 2016 and 2018, where he studied with such guitar luminaries as Pepe Romero and Ana Vidovic. In 2017 Nicholas was invited to attend the prestigious Music Alp intensive summer music program in the French Alps, to study with Judicael Perroy.Nicholas currently makes his home in Tucson, Arizona where, in addition to his studies, he teaches classical guitar and violin at the Artistry Academy. He also teaches classical guitar in a number of Tucson-area middle schools through the nationally recognized Lead Guitar outreach program. When not playing or teaching music, Nick enjoys playing soccer and billiards.Nicholas’ Reynolds Recital Hall program on November 4, 2018, will feature pieces he will be performing for his Doctoral recital at the University of Arizona to fulfill the requirements of his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students. They can be purchased at www.ticketpeak.com/msumusic or at the door.