This is the Friends of the Guitar Hour’s 2019-2020 series finale concert, which of course got postponed due to pandemic, and finally re-scheduled for Aug. 28th. Jacob’s performance is at Leon’s private concert room on Upper Gold Creek Rd just north of Sandpoint, ID and was produced in part by Tonedevil Guitars. There is a live audience of 12-14 people in attendance with social distance guidelines in place.
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Friends of the Guitar Hour
Aires de la Manchas Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
II. Ya Llega el Invierno
IV. La Pastora
Three Lieder Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arr. Mertz
I. Das Fischermädchen
II. Lob der Thränen
III. Die Post
Three Pieces Bellerofonte Castaldi (1581-1649) arr. J. Johnson
Sonata Settima (7)
Fantasia detta Pegasea
Watts Chapel Steven Goss (b. 1964)
Sonata Del Caminante (Sonata No. 2) Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
I. Vision de la Amazonia
II. El Gran Sertao
III. Danza Festiva
IV. Toccata Nordestina
Jacob Edward Johnson is being hailed as one of the leading classical guitarists of the up and coming generation. At the young age of 23, he has began a regular performing career, a thriving private studio, and has won several awards in competition including first place in Spokane’s own music fest northwest young artist guitar division. He is currently studying for his Doctorate in guitar performance at Florida State University where he is studying with the world renowned guitar pedagogue Bruce Holzman and was awarded the guitar teaching assistantship there, giving him a full tuition waiver. He received his masters in guitar performance at University of Georgia where he also held a TA, and studied the international virtuoso Daniel Bolshoy.
Being an original Spokanite, Jacob got his start in classical and his undergrad at SFCC and Eastern Washington University where he studied with J.P. shields and Michael Millham. Along with performing and teaching, Jacob composes regularly and has been commissioned by guitarists like Kirk Redman, Luis Medina, and Sebastian Robles, as well as groups like UGA guitar ensemble and the DNT trio.