The John E. Marlow Guitar Series announces new Director

Danielle_Cumming_photo-smThe ICM/John E. Marlow Guitar Series announces that Danielle Cumming will take over directorship of the concert series from Regis Ferruzza, who served as Artistic Director for 20 years. Mr. Ferruzza announced his retirement during the 20th anniversary season of the concert series, which is dedicated to enriching the musical life of residents of metropolitan Washington, D.C. through the presentation of international artists and emerging young players, in concert and through Education Outreach programs.

Mr. Ferruzza was an eminent figure at all Marlow concerts since the series was founded. “The Board has noted that I have a big suit to fill,” said Cumming. “Certainly Mr. Ferruzza’s work and aesthetic sensibilities have shaped classical guitar in Washington.”

Danielle Cumming brings to the series a background in performance, education and concert presentation. She is an active guitarist and recording artist, and is the founder and director of the Guitar Festival and the “Guitar in the Gallery” concert series at Salisbury University, Salisbury MD, where she is an Associate Professor. Dr. Cumming frequently serves as an adjudicator at international guitar competitions and as a teacher of master classes at festivals in the US, Canada and Germany. She holds a Doctorate in Music Performance from McGill University and a Masters in Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with the renowned guitarist, Norbert Kraft.

(Posted on the International Conservatory of Music website.)

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