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Classical Guitar Concert w/ Nick Epple & Michael Videon
January 24 @ 7:30pm$10
BOZEMAN — Classical guitarists Nick Epple and Michael Videon will perform together in a recital on Montana State University’s campus. The performance, “Nick Epple, Classical Guitar with Michael Videon,” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in Reynolds Recital Hall and is open to the public. Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond.
Epple will perform a selection of music for solo guitar – featuring the “Sonata Op. 61” by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina and “Three Forest Pieces” by contemporary Russian composer Konstantin Vassiliev. He will also perform works by J.S. Bach, Mauro Giuliani and Miguel Llobet. Together, Epple and Videon, an MSU associate professor in the School of Music in the College of Arts and Architecture, will perform duets by Joaquin Rodrigo and Celso Machado.
Epple is a classical guitarist from Bozeman and studied under Videon before he received his bachelor’s degree in music from MSU in 2012. Epple has a master’s in music from the University of Arizona where he is currently pursuing a doctorate of musical arts.
Epple has been awarded prizes from numerous international competitions, most notably winning first prize at the David Russell Bach Competition in 2017 for his performance of the “Fourth Lute Suite BWW 1006a.” Epple has also received second place at the 2018 Domaine Forget International Competition in Quebec, Canada.
Epple has performed in festivals, workshops and competitions internationally. In 2010, he studied at L’Accademia Musicale Internazionale in Siena, Italy. In 2015, he was awarded a full scholarship to study in Volterra with musicians Antigoni Goni, Rene Izquierdo, Elina Chekin, Gohar Vardanyan and Maurizio Villa.
Tickets to the concert are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and are available at the door.