Photo Memories : Pepe Romero, Spain

Memories!

Cameo performance by the 2018 Beatty Music Competition Grand Prize Winner, Carlos Olivares – This picture is from the sound check.

Beatty Music Competition Grand Prize Winner, Carlos Olivares
2018 Beatty Competition Grand Prize Winner, Carlos Olivares

Classical guitarist Pepe Romero, Spain. This picture is from the sound check.

Classical Guitarist Pepe Romero, Spain
Classical Guitarist Pepe Romero, Spain
Pre-Concert Speaker, Jonathan Palevsky
Pre-Concert Speaker, Jonathan Palevsky

Cameo Performance: Carlos Olivares, 2018 Beatty Competition Grand Prize Winner

— Announcing a cameo performance by Carlos Olivares, the 2018 Grand Prize Winner of the Beatty Music Scholarship Competition, at our April 21, 2018 concert. —

 

 

Carlos Olivares has been playing the classical guitar for almost five years. He is a junior in the Potomac Falls Artist Ensemble under the direction of Hart Wells. He is now in his third year as a member of the PFHS Guitar Quartet and has performed at the Appalachian GuitarFest and the Peabody Conservatory. Carlos is also a member of the Loudoun Youth Guitars, a select student ensemble directed by Dr. Miroslav Loncar, with whom he also studies privately. With the group, he has performed at the National Institutes of Health, the Croatian Embassy, and the Kennedy Center. Carlos has participated in master classes with Elliott Frank, Matt Palmer, and Julian Gray. He has also won prizes in both the Aguado Guitar Competition and the Beatty Competition. Carlos enjoys playing golf as well and is on the PFHS golf team.

– 2018 Beatty Music Scholarship Competition for Classical Guitar program

What Can We Do For Young Guitar Students?

 

Dear Friends,

This Tuesday November 28th is #GivingTuesday, “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” (GivingTuesday.org)

On this day of giving, we hope you will consider supporting Marlow Guitar International. One of MGI’s most rewarding programs is The Beatty Music Youth Scholarship Competition and it will be the focus of this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign.

You can give through our page on the Catalogue of Philanthropy website: http://cfp-dc.org/CF9R .  You can also help by engaging with us on Facebook and Twitter, and sharing our posts throughout #GivingTuesday.

Most thankfully yours,
Joao Figueiroa
Executive Director

About The Beatty Competition

Since it was founded in 2007, The Beatty Competition has provided hundreds of young guitar students the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and develop their confidence through public performance while making lifelong friendships. Marlow Guitar International is committed to making the event accessible, nurturing and educational. The Competition is open to guitarists 18 and under who reside in the Washington, DC-Baltimore metro area and no application fee is required. This annual event takes place over a weekend in early March, beginning on Friday evening with an introductory meeting of contestants, parents and judges followed by a reception. The playing competition begins on Saturday and concludes Monday evening with the finals. Each round is open to the public and free of charge.

The Beatty Competition incorporates unique and special characteristics that are highly rewarding to participants and contribute to the greater guitar community. The judges are selected from all over the United States (including Puerto Rico) for their performance resumes as well as their dedication to teaching. At the end of each round, contestants who do not advance are invited to five-minute, one-on-one meetings with each judge during which they receive advice on how to improve their playing and performance. Additionally, each year we commission three new set pieces for the competition. Composers of the set pieces are internationally renowned, and for the 2018 competition, we are especially pleased to have Maestro Sérgio Assad (Brazil) as our set piece composer.

The Beatty Competition also celebrates the rich history of the guitar repertoire by selecting an historically significant composer to be the subject of the $1000 Beatty Composer Prize. In 2018, we will honor the great Austro-Hungarian composer, Johann Kaspar Mertz (1805-1856). The best performance of a Mertz composition played by any contestant in any round wins this award.

Your support will help us continue this wonderful youth program. Can you help us by pledging your support for the 2018 Composer Prize or other Beatty scholarships? Whether $25 or $250, we greatly appreciate the consideration.