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Classical guitarist Antigoni Goni
to perform April 5 for Lecture~Concert

March 21, 2006 -- Classical guitarist Antigoni Goni will perform on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Student Union, AClassical guitarist Antigoni Goniuditorium.

This Lecture~Concert event is free and open to the public.

The Greek-born guitarist has enjoyed a truly international career. She has performed extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, the Far East and the United States. As a recitalist, she regularly performs in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard Theater in New York City, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the Covent Garden in London, Gasteig Hall in Munich, the Athens Megaron, the Cappella Sale in St. Petersburg and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

Regularly featured on National Greek Radio and Bavarian Radio, Goni’s music can also be heard on National Public Radio as well as on two of New York City's most prominent classical music stations, WQXR and WNYC.

As a guest artist and a lecturer, she regularly participates in numerous U.S. festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the GFA Festival, Eastman's Guitarfest, the Portland Guitar Festival, the Banff Summer Festival, the Stetson International workshop as well as international guitar festivals in Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Tokyo and Greece.

Goni was the first prize winner at the 1995 International Guitar Foundation of America competition, which led to 65 North American concert tours and a contract with NAXOS records.

As a NAXOS recording artist, her CD's are praised for demonstrating "supple musicality and vigorous temperament" as well as "expressively poetic and technically exciting."

An enthusiastic supporter and interpreter of contemporary music, Goni has commissioned a number of works for solo guitar or guitar and flute.

She studied with Evangelos Assimakopoulos at the National Conservatory in Athens and with John Mills and Julian Bream at the Royal Academy of Music in London and subsequently with Sharon Isbin at the Juilliard School of Music, where she received her master’s degree.

Goni resides in New York, where she currently heads the guitar department of the Juilliard pre-college division. In addition to her academic positions at the Juilliard School of Music and at Columbia University, she is also an associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

This concert is a joint presentation with the ASU Office of Diversity Initiatives. The ASU Lecture~Concert Series presents diverse programs each season to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.

For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The Honors College, at 870-972-2308 or via email at or visit

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