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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, Auditorium.
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
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
For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The
Honors College, at 870-972-2308 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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