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UPCOMING DATES



March 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm: Virginia Commonwealth University Concert:  Guest guitarist in the Richmond Guitar Quartet.  For ticket info, please visit: 





April 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm: Cecil Community College:  Steve Reich Program as part of SONAR.  For more information, please visit:  SONAR


April 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm:  Baltimore Composers’ Forum Concert: as part of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet


April 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm:  Worldly Voices:  Guest Guitarist with the Lunar Ensemble




April 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm:  Andriessien 75 Festival:  performing “Hout” as a guest member of the EDGE Ensemble.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.boosey.com/cr/news/A-Festival-Honoring-Louis-Andriessen-at-75/100328


April 16, 2014:  Broadmead Concert Series: Duo Recital with Patrick Sise


April 18, 2014:  Cecil Community College:  Duo Recital with Patrick Sise


April 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm:  Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute of Music:  Performance with the Peabody Camerata conducted by Gene Young


May 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm:  Engineer’s Club, Baltimore, MD:  Artist-in-Residence Recital with the Atlantic Guitar Quartet



FROM THE PAST:


MARCH 2014


March 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm:  St. Matthias Concert Series, Midlothian, VA:  Guest guitarist in the Richmond Guitar Quartet


March 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm:  Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.:  Opening act for Cool and the Gang as part of the DC Guitar Trio


March 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm:  Candlelight Concert Series Outreach Concert, Columbia, MD:  Solo Recital


March 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm:  Shenandoah in the Valley Concert Series, Winchester, VA:  Solo Recital


March 9, 2014:  Baltimore Classical Guitar Series concert - “New Commissions!”, Baltimore, MD: as part of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet


March 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm:  Solo Concert at Randolph-Macon College:  Encore Performance from October 2012. 





FEBRUARY 2014


February 15 & 16, 2014:  Tedesco Concerto in D Major with the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jan Wagner


February 5, 2014 @ 12:00 pm: Joyful Noise Concert Series at Immanuel Church: Memorial Concert in honor of Georg Luck


February 2, 2014 @ 3:00 pm: Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD: Duo concert with Patrick Sise


February 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm:  Private Concert, Baltimore, MD.



DECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014


January 2014:  Mark joined the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory Division of Johns Hopkins University!  For more info, please visit:  Peabody Preparatory Division of the Johns Hopkins University




January 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm:  Academy Art Museum; Easton, MD:  Concert as part of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet


January 22, 2014:  Victory!  Mark won the Shenandoah University Concerto Competition!


December 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm:  Oldfields School:  Concert as part of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet



OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2013


November 22, 2013:  Concert at Frostburg State University




November 17, 2013:  CD Release Concert with Atlantic Guitar Quartet




October 18 & 20, 2013:  Theatrics as part of SONAR New Music Ensemble.  For more information, please visit:  SONAR


October 4, 2013:  Solo concert at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, Baltimore, MD.



MAY/JUNE 2013


June 22, 2013:  Bethlehem Guitar Festival:  Duo with Patrick Sise.  For more information, please visit:  Bethlehem Guitar Festival


May 4, 2013:  Danzon No. 3 by Arturo Marquez with the Occasional Symphony.  For more info, please visit:  Occasional Symphony Website




MARCH/APRIL 2013


April 27, 2013: Mark joined a wonderful panel of judges to evaluate the contestants of the Aguado Guitar Competition




March 20, 2013:  Shared recital with David Sobel, Baltimore, MD.


March 21, 2013:  Bach Celebration, Aguado Guitar Club, Sterling, Virginia.



FEBRUARY 2013


February 22, 2013:  Collaboration with Sonar New Music Ensemble. For more information, please visit:  Sonar




February 9, 2013:  Recital with Patrick Sise, Frostburg State University.




OCTOBER 2012


October 20, 2012:  Solo Recital, Randolph-Macon College


SEPTEMBER 2012


September 6, 2012:  Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama.  For more information, please visit:  Huntingdon College Music Program



September 6, 2012:  Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art; Auburn, Alabama


September 9, 2012:  Alumni Concert for the Schwob School of Music, Columbus, GA.  Mark will join former classmates Robert Sharpe, Chad Ibison, and Arash Noori for the first alumni concert for the CSU Guitar Department.


Date TBD:  Lancaster Guitar Festival and Competition


JULY 2012


July 29, 2012:  Silver Spring, MD:  Solo Recital


July 14-17, 2012:  13th Annual East Carolina Guitar Workshop and Competition.


July 9 2012:  Willow, PA:  Solo Recital


June 25 - August 2, 2012:  Mark has partnered up with a new projet in Baltimore to do outreach to students in the Elev8 program.  This is the first year that the program has included guitar, and Mark is glad to be a part of it.  More details to come on this exciting new Baltimore project.


MAY 2012


May 12, 2012:  Concert and Masterclass for the Aguado Guitar Club.  For more information, please visit:  Aguado Guitar Club


APRIL 2012


April 29, 2012:  Broadmead Concert Series; Baltimore, MD.  For more information, please visit: Broadmead.


April 8, 2012:  Philadelphia, PA:  Solo Recital


MARCH 2012


March 31, 2012:  1st Prize!  Mark won the First Annual Lancaster Guitar Competition.  For more information, please visit:  Ernesto Tamayo



JANUARY 2012


January 22, 2012:  Mark is in the studio recording “Fairy Tale” by Mark Lackey, recorded in Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute of Music.  The recording project will include percussionist Patrick Roulet, flutist Marissa LaBant, and cellist Caleb Jones.  More information coming soon.



NOVEMBER 2011


November 7, 2011:  Silver Spring, MD:  Solo Recital


November 3-4, 2011:  Concert and Masterclass at Wofford College; Spartanburg, SC.  For more information, please visit:  Wofford College Troubador Series


    


October 28, 2011:  Concert at An Die Musik; Baltimore, MD.  For more information, please visit:  An die Musik Website


SEPTEMBER 2011


September 27, 2012:  Bethesda, MD:  Solo Recital


AUGUST 2011


August 1, 2011:  New Video!  After great effort and care by David Pace, this new performance video of Scarlatti Sonata K. 466 is complete.  Please watch, comment, and enjoy.





JULY 2011


July 21, 2011:  Willow, PA.


July 11 - 13, 2011:  1st Prize!  Mark won the 12th Annual East Carolina University Solo Guitar competition.  The prize included a cash prize, a recital at the 13th Annual East Carolina Univeristy Guitar Festival, and a beautiful instrument by Travis Snyder.  For more information, pleast visit:  ECU Summer Workshop.




July 10, 2011:  Philadelphia, PA


July 2, 2011:  Maplewood, NJ


MAY 2011


May 25, 2011: Mark graduates from the Peabody Instutute of Music with a Graduate Performance Diploma in Guitar Performance.  Thank you to the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Smith for making Mark’s study possible!


May 12-15, 2011:  1st Prize!  Mark won the Rosario International Guitar Competition in Columbia, SC.  The prize included a cash purse, as well as a fantastic artisan classical guitar made by Jim Gangi.  For more information, please visit:  Rosario Guitar Festival.




APRIL 2011


April 15, 2011:  Quarryville, PA


MARCH 2011


March 25 - 26, 2011:  Concert and Masterclass for the Hattiesburg Guitar Society, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 


March 20, 2011:  Silver Spring, MD


FEBRUARY 2011


February 24, 2011:  Concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.




February 23, 2011:  Masterclasses at Baldwin Arts Magnet Junior High School and Carver Elementary School.


DECEMBER 2010


December 9, 2010; 7:30 PM:  Solo Concert, presented by the American Association of University Women, Baltimore Branch.  




December 5, 2010;  2:00 PM:  Mark joins Jaan Rannik to perform a couple of pieces for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society Holiday Concert.


OCTOBER 2010


October 20 - 30, 2010:  Mark will join his soprano, Jennifer Edwards, to perform music from Spain in St. Petersburg, Russia.


October 15, 2010:  Benefit Concert for Russia.  Mark will be joined by Jennifer Edwards, Yun Kyong Lee, and Vera Danchenko in a night of Russian, Spanish, and American music.  Made possible through the support of Loch Raven United Methodist Church.




October 10, 2010:  Solo Recital, Broadmead Stage, Baltimore, Maryland.


October 2, 2010:  Masterclass and Concert with duo partner Jaan Rannik, at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.




October 1, 2010:  Benefit Concert for Russia.  Mark will be joined by Jennifer Edwards, Yun Kyung, and Vera Danchenko in a night of Russian, Spanish, and American music.  Made possible through suport of the Ark & Dove School of Music.



SEPTEMBER 2010


September 16, 2010: Solo recital, presented by the Chattahoochee Valley Guitar Society; Auburn, Alabama. 


September 15, 2010:  Masterclass at Columbus State University, Schwob School of Music.


September 5, 2010:  Solo recital,  The Watermark at Logan Square in Philadelphia, PA



JULY 2010


July 31, 2010: Federal Hill Parlor Series on the opening concert of the 2010 - 2011 season.


July 18, 2010: Opening concert of the 2010 National Guitar Workshop Classical Summit.


   


June 28 - August 6, 2010:  Mark will join the faculty at the St. Bartholomew campus of the Levine School of Music’s annual Music Day Camp, Bethesda, Maryland.  For more information, please visit:  Levine School of Music Day Camp



JUNE 2010


June 30, 2010:  New Instrument!  Mark will now perform on a fantastic instrument made by Baltimore luthier, David Pace.




June 20, 2010:  Second Prize! Mark is the first American to win second prize in the Asia International Guitar Festival and Competition, held in Bangkok, Thailand.





MAY 2010


May 30, 2010:  Solo / Tedesco Concerto Recital, partnered by Ruriko Osawa; Bedford Court, Silver Spring, Maryland.


May 29, 2010:  Tedesco Concerto, partnered by Ruriko Osawa;  Light Street Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland.



APRIL 2010


April 28, 2010:  Concert with duo partner, Jaan Rannik, Baltimore, Maryland.


April 25, 2010:  Half-Recital, presented by the “Friends of Peabody;” Baltimore, Maryland.


April 25, 2010:  Friends of Peabody performance, Baltimore, Maryland. 



MARCH 2010


March 21, 2010:  Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD.  For more information, please visit:


Catonsville Presbyterian Concert Series



March 20, 2010:  Toronto Guitar Symposium, Toronto, Canada.  For more information, please visit: 


Toronto Guitar Society




FEBRUAY 2010


February 12, 2010:  Spring Run in Willow, PA with pianist Ronaldo Rolim



JANUARY 2010


January 14, 2010:  Willow Valley in Lancaster, PA



DECEMBER 2009


December 10, 2009:  Spring Run in Willow, PA


December 6, 2009:  Mark performs Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies with the Arundel Vocal Arts Society at Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis, MD at 2:00 pm.  Website:  Arundel Vocal Arts Society Concerts



NOVEMBER 2009


November 29, 2009:  Martins Run in Media, PA


November 19, 2009:  Glen Meadows in Glen Arm, MD


November 15, 2009:  Classic Residence in Chevy Chase, MD


November 12, 2009:  Willow Valley Lakes Manor in Willow, PA


November 8, 2009:  The Watermark at Logan Square in Philadelphia, PA


November 7, 2009:  Faculty Concert, Ark and Dove School of Music, Odenton, MD at 7:00 pm.         

                                Admission is free.



OCTOBER 2009


October 31, 2009:  Mark performs a concert at Winchester Gardens in Maplewood, NJ



October 30, 2009:  Mark performs a concert at Presbyterian Village in Quarryville, PA


October 16, 2009:  Mark performs a concert at Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, PA


October 5, 2009:  Mark performs a concert in Bedford Court in Silver Spring, MD


October 3, 2009:  Mark represents the Ark and Dove School of Music at Odenton Day, Odenton, MD. 


October 2, 2009:  Mark performs a Latin program for the National Aquarium to celebrate Latino Heritage Month, Baltimore, MD.



SEPTEMBER 2009


September 30, 2009:  Mark performs a concert in Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda, MD.


September 24, 2009:  Mark performs in the Thursday Noon Series in Freidberg Hall, Peabody

                                    Conservatory.


JULY 2009


July 25, 2009:  New CD released!  Giving Voice is now available through:

                                                Happy Lemon Publishing Website




July 23 - 25, 2009:  Mark will perform and give masterclasses for the Piedmont Guitar Workshop in Purcellville, Virginia.  For more information, please visit: 





July 22, 2009:  Mark is going up to New York City to play in the “Sounds of Summer” Series at Trinity Church, on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway.  For details, visit: 





JUNE 2009


June 22 - July 31, 2009:  Mark begins teaching for the Levine School of Music “Music and Arts Day Camp.”  For more information, please visit:  Levine School of Music “Music and Arts Day Camp”


June 10, 2009:  Mark joins Baltimore composer Karen Amrhein to record Variants for guitar, flute, and strings.


June 4 - 5, 2009:  Mark performs and gives a masterclasses for two days at Potomac Falls High School and Loudoun County High School.



MAY 2009


May 21, 2009:  Mark graduates with a Master of Music in Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy, from the Peabody Conservatory!



APRIL 2009


April 26, 2009:  1st Prize!  Mark wins the grand prize in the Montreal International Guitar Competition in Montreal, Canada.  For more information, please visit:





April 19, 2009:  Mark has expanded his YouTube page.  To watch, please visit: Mark’s YouTube Page


April 17, 2009:  Mark performs solo recital in Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory to fulfill requirements of the Master of Music degree.


April 15, 2009:  After negotiations between the Peabody Institute of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, Mark has decided to enroll in the Graduate Performance Degree program at the Peabody Institute of Music.


April 10, 2009:  New events for the summer!  Mark will be playing in New York City for the River to River festival, be a featured guest at the Piedmont Guitar Festival in Upperville, Virginia, and teach on the faculty for the Levine School of Music “Music and Arts Day Camp.”  Stay posted for dates of these events!


MARCH 2009


March 6, 2009:  Mark has entered the world of YouTube.  To watch, please visit:  Mark’s YouTube Video


FEBRUARY 2009


February 15, 2009:  The Touring Artist Roster is released!  Please visit the Maryland State Arts Council website for information on how to book Mark with funding help from the Capital Region Performing Arts Touring Grant.




JANUARY 2009


January 30, 2009:  Mark Edwards performs for the Maryland Conservatory of Music “Impromptu Concert Series” in Havre de Grace, MD.


January 24, 2009:  New Look!  The website has been updated in response to fan reactions!  Enjoy!


January 17, 2009:  Mark and soprano Jennifer Holbrook perform at the Common Man’s Inaugural Ball, Washington D.C.


January 10, 2009:  Mark joins the faculty of the Maryland Conservatory of Music in Bel Air, MD


January 1, 2009:  Mark joins the Maryland State Arts Council Touring Roster.  For more information on how to book Mark from the Roster, please visit:  Maryland State Arts Council Website


DECEMBER 2009


December 23, 2008:  New Disc Release!  The recording sessions from earlier in the summer have been released, this disc entitled Yule Like This.  For ordering information, please visit:  Karen Amrhein Ordering Page


 


December 19, 2008:  Performance of solo Christmas music at the Odenten Jazz Series, Odenten, MD


December 2, 2008:  New Disc Release!  The recording sessions from earlier in the summer have been released, this disc entitled ...for Moonlight.  For ordering information, please visit:  Karen Amrhein Ordering Page


 



NOVEMBER 2008


November 20, 2009:  Performance and Masterclass at Salisbury University.  For more information, go to:  Salisbury University Website


November 18, 2008:  Mark accepted the position as Director of Contemporary Music at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church


November 16, 2008:  2nd Prize!  Mark took second prize at the 4th Annual International Guitar Competition m presented by the Music Academy of North Carolina.  For more information, go to:  Music Academy of North Carolina Website



OCTOBER 2008


October 2, 2008:  Mark performs in the Thursday Noon Series in Freidberg Hall, Peabody Conservatory



SEPTEMBER 2008


September 5 - 6, 2008:  Mark performs at the AARP National Convention at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington D.C.



AUGUST 2008


August 17 - 31, 2008:  Southern tour!  Mark and soprano Jennifer Holbrook will do a series of concerts in the southeast, including a performance at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas on August 26 at 7:30 p.m.

 

August 7, 2008:  2nd prize!  Mark took second prize at the National Guitar Workshop and D'Addario Solo Competition in New Milford, Connecticut.  For more information, go to: National Guitar Workshop Competition Website



JULY 2008


July 26, 2008:  Concert and Masterclass at the Piedmont School of Music in Upperville, Virginia.

 

July 19, 2008:  Mark and soprano Jennifer Holbrook perform "Seven Sketches of Beginning," a piece written for them by composer Mark Lackey, at Baltimore's largest outdoor festival, ArtScape.  For more information, go to:  AfterNow Website

 

July 14, 2008:  2nd Prize!  Mark took second prize at the East Carolina University Solo Guitar Competition in Greenville, North Carolina.  For more information, go to: East Carolina University Solo Guitar Competition Website

 


JUNE 2008


June 27, 2008:  Recording is done!  A project six months in the making, Mark recorded several works for Baltimore-based composer Karen Amrhein.  Works recorded were "About the Shire," a three-movement work for solo guitar, "Lullaby" for voice (Jennifer Holbrook, soprano) and guitar, "Hamilton Street Duo" for flute (Tracey Shutty) and guitar, and two christmas songs for voice and ensemble.  For more information, go to:  Karen Amrhein’s Website

 

June 23 - July 11, 2008:  Mark will join the faculty at the St. Bartholomew campus of the Levine School of Music:  Music and Arts Day Camp.  For more information, go to:  Levine Music and Arts Day Camp Website


June 22, 2008:  Mark is online!   For the first time, the Mark Edwards website exists, and is available for browsing by the curious music enthusiasts.