David Russell (Scotland)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8PM
Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Building, 250 Front St. West.
Advance Tickets: $70 General | $50 Students with student ID
At the Door: $75 General | $55 Students with student ID
Reserved seating for this concert. Tickets available at this link.
Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the event is cancelled. In that case, a refund will be issued within 60 days.
Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.
In May 2003, he was bestowed the great honor of being made “adopted son” of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Later the town named a street after him, “Avinguda David Russell”. In November of that year he was given the Medal of Honour of the Conservatory of the Balearics.
David Russell has had an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International since 1995, and has recorded sixteen CDs up to now; among them is Aire Latino, which received a Grammy in 2005 in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music. After winning the Grammy award, the Spanish town of Nigrán (where he currently resides) held an emotional ceremony and gave him the silver medal of the town – a very high honour.
During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.
David Russell spends his time touring the world and appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto and Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing a sense of adventure to each piece.
In May of 2005 he received an homage from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium to which they gave the name “Auditorio David Russell”.