Join us for a free concert given by the most recent winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition
About the Artist:
Rovshan Mamedkuliev was born in 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan and grew up in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). From a very early age he showed exceptional musical talent and began guitar lessons at the age of 11. In 2004, he was accepted into the prestigious Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire where he studied with nationally renowned guitarist Aleksey Petropavlovsky, graduated with honors, and was invited to join the faculty upon his graduation. In 2006, Rovshan received a special grant from Russian President Vladimir Putin for high achievements in the arts.
Since then, Rovshan has performed in major cities in France, Russia, Germany, Spain and in the United States, where he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2012. He has also performed with a variety of ensembles and orchestras including l’Ensemble orchestral de Valencia (Spain), Orchestre du Conservatoire National de Musique Superiur de Paris (France), Azerbaydzhanian State Chamber Orchestra.
As a competitor, Rovshan has been a laureate of over 23 competitions, earning the praise of judges and audiences. As a result of his most recent win at the XXX Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition (Charleston, USA, 2012), Rovshan Mamedkuliev embarked on a tour of over 50 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which he has just recently completed.
The music department here at Whittier College hopes you can join us for what promises to be very impressive and enjoyable concert!