January 28, 2015

Belgian Virtuoso Jerome Mouffe Coming to Schroeder on March 6


Jérôme Mouffe, the young Belgian guitarist and protégé of Eliot Fisk, will play works by Regondi, Turina and Albeniz at Sonoma State University’s Schroeder Hall at 7:30 pm on March 6.

Currently guitar instructor at New England Conservatory of Music, Mouffe will present a guitar master class at 1 p.m. in Schroeder Hall on the same day.

Mouffe has won accolades for not only his dazzling technique but also his sensitivity and charm. Recipient of New England Conservatory’s first Doctorate in Guitar, Mouffe earned his Master of Music degree magna cum laude at age 20 at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He continued his studies under renowned masters including Eliot Fisk, Ricardo Gallen, David Russell, Angel Romero and Pepe Romero.

As a chamber musician Mouffe concertizes with guitarist Grisha Goryachev, violinist Emil Altschuler and flutist Ben Smolen. Mouffe has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Western Europe and has shared the stage with Eliot Fisk at the Agustin Barrios Mangore Festival in Brussels, Belgium.

Tickets are $8. For more information, call 707-664-2324. Schroeder Hall is located at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, near the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road.

Program

GIULIO REGONDI —Rêveries  (Nocturne)                                                                       
AGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORE —Mazurka Apasionata                                              
MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO—Capriccio Diabolico
GIULIO REGONDI—Introduction et Caprice, Op. 23
JOAQUIN TURINA—Sonata, op. 61
ISAAC ALBENIZ—Sevilla (Sevillanas), Mallorca (Barcarola), Asturias (Leyenda), Castilla (Seguidillas)

 

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JEROME MOUFFE

Virtuoso guitarist Jerome Mouffe has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Western Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Highlight performances include recitals for Omni Concert Series in San Francisco, Austin Classical Guitar Society, International Brussels Guitar Festival, Festival del Noreste in Saltillo, Mexico, La Guitarra California Festival, and Boston GuitarFest, among others. In 2009, Jerome was invited to perform at the Agustin Barrios Mangore Festival in Brussels, where he shared the stage with Eliot Fisk, his teacher and mentor. Jerome’s performances have been broadcast on Belgian national public radios Musiq3 and Klara.

Jerome frequently performs with guitar phenomenon Grisha Goryachev, violinist Emil Altschuler, and flautist Ben Smolen. In 2011, Jerome performed with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora conducted by Hector Reyes, in Mexico. Jerome has released his debut CD—Capriccio—on the VGo Recordings label in 2009. The album features early nineteenth century virtuoso Italian music. It includes caprices by Regondi, Legnani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and transcriptions of Paganini’s famous violin capricci for solo guitar.

In September 2013, Jerome joined the String Department Faculty at New England Conservatory in Boston. Jerome also serves on the faculty of Bridgewater State University (MA) where he teaches a private studio class, as well as general studies courses. In addition, Jerome has been invited to teach masterclasses or lecture at various universities including San Jose State University (CA), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (WI), Acadia University (Canada), Dalhousie University (Canada), University of Sonora (Mexico), Middlesex Community College (MA), and Music Conservatopia. Jerome presented a lecture/recital about improvisation in early nineteenth century guitar repertoire at the College Music Society National Conference in 2013.

Jerome was the first guitarist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory of Boston. His doctoral dissertation analyzes how collaboration between composer and soloist achieved an optimization of the guitar’s capabilities in Robert Beaser’s Guitar Concerto (2009). Jerome earned his Master of Music degree magna cum laude at age 20 at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, studying with Hugues Navez. He then earned a Postgraduate Diploma at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, studying with the renowned masters Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen. He followed the master courses of David Russell, Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Joaquin Clerch, and Pavel Steidl, among others. He also studied flamenco with the Spanish guitarist Antonio Segura in Brussels. Based in the Boston area, Jerome maintains an active private guitar studio made up of talented young guitarists and advanced adult players.

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Sonoma State University

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