ANTONIO REY - 5/20/2023 @ 7:30 PM
The 2020 Latin GRAMMY Award-winner for best flamenco album, “Flamenco Sin Fronteras,” Antonio Rey is regarded by flamenco aficionados as among the world’s top premier flamenco guitar virtuosos. He is beloved by audiences for his natural charisma, charm and for his prodigious musicality. His dazzling speed, comprehensive yet effortless flamenco vocabulary, and soulful compositions combine to make for an unforgettable musical experience.
He was born in 1981 in Madrid to a family of artists. His musical career began at age 10 in Mexico where he lived with his father, Tony Rey. At age 15 he made his first tour of Japan with the renowned Japanese bailaora Yoko Komatsubara. Three years later his career in Spain was launched when he was invited by the highly acclaimed flamenco dancer, Antonio Canales, to join his company.
In 2003 at only 22-years-old, Rey won st Guitar Prize at the prestigious La Union Mines Festival in Murcia, Spain. He went on that year to garner the Bordon Minero trophy followed by 1st Prize at the L’Hospitalet Contest Llobregat in Barcelona. In 2007 he was engaged as musical director for the live album “Olala!” by actress Victoria Abril. That same year he began to present his work “A Traves de Ti” on different stages around the world, followed by three additional solo CDs and tours.
IRINA KULIKOVA - 5/19/2023 @ 7:30 PM
Widely acclaimed for the rare beauty of her sound and her enchanting presence on stage, Irina Kulikova has established herself as one of today’s leading guitarists.
Irina Kulikova is an internationally touring artists and has received over 30 awards for her artistry, including 1st prizes at the highly prestigiouscompetitions of Michele Pittaluga in Italy, Guitarra Alhambra in Spain, Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria and Iserlohn in Germany.
She recorded six albums, five of which in cooperation with Grammy-Award winning producer Norbert Kraft. "Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard”, Soundboard Magazine reviewed.
An ambassador of pure and heartfelt performing, Irina Kulikova inspires guitar students in master classes all over the world and with her online Classical Guitar Academy. Her personal motto, in life and music: It’s about the touch. Irina's concert is scheduled for Friday, 5/19/2023 @ 7:30 PM.
KEVIN ENSTROM - 5/20/2023 @ 2:00 PM
Originally from Ontario, Canada, Kevin works alongside Christopher Parkening in the Pepperdine classical guitar department. Kevin has performed throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe, playing works by Torroba, Tedesco, Rodrigo, Dyens and many more. In 2014 Enstrom co-founded the “Orpheo Guitar Quartet” along with guitarists Tomasz Fechner, Christian Cruz and Sean Mulholland, premiering on KUSC’s radio concert hour at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The group was later awarded the “Outstanding Ensemble Award” from the Thornton School of music at the University of Southern California.
Outside of live performances, his love of many styles has given him the opportunity to record with many artists backed by both major and independent record labels. Some of his musical contributions have been heard at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival, on VH1, as well as MTV shows “Finding Carter” and “Awkward”, among others.
Enstrom received his bachelors of music from Pepperdine University in 2014 studying under world-renowned classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening. And, in 2016, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Music from the University of Southern California, where he studied under Scott Tennant of the LAGQ.
Kevin's concert is scheduled for 5/20/2023 @ 2:00 PM.