Presented by JCGS
SOU Music Bldg. Recital Hall,
Saturday October 14, 2006
Children under 12 Free
The Jefferson Classical Guitar Society will kick off its 2006-2007 Concert Series with a performance by classical guitarist, Marc Teicholz. The concert will take place in the SOU Music Building Recital Hall on Mountain Avenue in Ashland, on Saturday, October 14th, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 general, $12.00 seniors, and $5.00 students. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at “CD or Not CD”, 343 E. Main St. in Ashland or at Central Arts Supply, 101 N. Central, in Medford. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Mr. Teicholz will also present a master class on Sunday, at 10:00 am in the SOU Music Building Choral Room. For more information call 552-9515.
Marc Teicholz, classical guitarist, is the first prize-winner of the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America competition, a winner in New York’s 1991 “East-West Artists” competition, the 1986 Paganini competition, and a finalist in the 1992 Pro Musicis competition. Marc Teicholz has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, receiving critical acclaim for his recitals and master classes. Some of the major concert halls he has performed in include Los Angeles’ Ambassador Auditorium, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, and Columbia’s Koger Center.
Mr. Teicholz has toured Russia, Poland, and Switzerland as well as Southeast Asia, Fiji, and New Zealand under the auspices of the U.S.I.A. Artistic Ambassador program. He has appeared as a soloist with the Pacific Symphony, Far Eastern Orchestra in Russia, the Metropolitan Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal, the Cordoba Orchestra in Spain, the California Symphony, New Millennium Strings, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and the Maui Symphony. Mr. Teicholz also toured extensively with the popular quartet, “A Festival of Four.” He has recorded several solo CD’s for Naxos, Sugo, and Menus and Music, as well as the pilot soundtrack for George Lucas’ “Young Indiana Jones.” He enjoys working with composers, including Andrew Imbrie and Dusan Bogdanovic, to produce new guitar literature and has premiered several new works written for him. New Releases include a Delos recording with soprano Laura Claycomb and a solo CD of waltzes recorded on vintage instruments with GSI.
He is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at California State University East Bay. He has recently participated in the Moab Music Festival, the National Guitar Summer Workshop, California Summer Arts Festival and the Weathersfield Music Festival in Vermont. He has been invited to give master classes all over the world. Marc Teicholz graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, 1985, received a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, 1986, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley at the Boalt School of Law, 1990.
Marc Teicholz performed one of the best concerts we have ever seen on June 2, 2006 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno. His performance of Bach was astounding and in our opinion places him among the elite guitarists performing today. John Goddard, the Rector of the Episcopal Church, called Marc’s performance “magical.” If you want to raise the stature of classical guitar in your community, we recommend that you book Marc Teicholz in the best and most prominent music venues.
“It’s hard to imagine this music having a better advocate than Marc Teicholz. He clearly loves it, and yet is not in the least indulgent. This is delightful music, delightfully played.” Classical Guitar Magazine, 2001
” Teicholz brings out the inherent humor…with clever articulation and timbral contrast. Teicholz handles brilliantly..colorful approach.” AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE 1999
” Marc Teicholz is ..both technically gifted and musical to the core.” LOS ANGELES TIMES 1998
“arguably the best of the new young guitarists to have emerged” GRAMOPHONE 1997
“Teicholz played with fluent skill…exacted boldness and flair…a huge dynamic range…a sense of curiosity and adventure” LOS ANGELES TIMES 1997
“Bewitched by the sound of Marc Teicholz…seem to grown from Segovia’s School, not only for his virtuoso touch, but also for his extraordinary sensibility…the brightness of the sound and extraordinary technique confer to the music a lively dynamic, that nearly give the feeling of improvisation, even to compositions out of a classical repertoire.” COURIER DEL TICINO (Arzo, Switzerland) 1997
“His inspired shaping of phrases (at times gently rounded, at times expressively incisive) and his noble, very subtle sound- all make the excellent guitarist a lyrical poet. The fantastic technical mastery of the instrument makes him a maestro.” LUBLIN COURIER (Poland)1997
“The grace and ease with which he performed were a true joy to behold.” THE DETROIT HERITAGE METRO 1997
“Guitarist offers satisfying blend of skill, intelligence. .. Teicholz is everything you could hope for…lovely, thoughtful.. a magisterial performance..Teicholz brought out the poetry. ” THE KANSAS CITY STAR (1997)
“Teicholz is a very expressive player whose performances are full of rhythmic and timbral nuances. He plays every piece with a clear commitment…The tone throughout is especially beautiful.” SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE 1997
“Freshness and sincerity of feelings, stylistic precision in his reading of various composers works, sharpness of phrasing and technical mastery demonstrated the extraordinary talent of the performer. The public did not let the musician go for a long time.” PACIFIC OCEAN STAR (Khabarovsk, Russia) 1996
“He gave the music a rare personal depth. Teicholz’s energy gave each movement its own special character, making…a tremendous success.
He is among the best we have ever heard! He came with outstanding recommendations and played even better than our high expectations.” SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE 1996
“Teicholz is one of the finest guitarists I have ever heard. His sensitivity in shaping a line and molding a phrase is awesome.” MONTEREY TIMES 1996
“He came across genially and he played attractive music with beautiful control, witty, wistful or subtle, making the music sing and move with great agility and evident enjoyment.” WELLINGTON POST (New Zealand)1995
“Teicholz is well on his way to becoming a guitar wizard, a virtuoso. A phenomenon, if you will. [He] played with such ineffable expression.” THE PHILIPPINE STAR (The Philippines)1995
“Teicholz …played his own selections with passion and finesse.” THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE 1995
“Teicholz had the audience in his hands from the first notes…the artists long fingers pulled emotion as well as technical purity from the instrument. Teicholz created the illusion of the first time, bringing freshness to a familiar piece.” THE MAUI NEWS (Hawaii) 1994
“Rhythmic drive and an almost orchestral variety of sounds…his creative readings of diverse works showed him to be a player of great promise.” THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT 1990
“He played brilliantly” GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE 1990