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Annual Guitar Festival Comes To Collin College

January 26, 2024

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Annual Guitar Festival Comes To Collin College

The Annual Collin College Guitar Festival will feature free performances and classes for guitarists of all ages and skill levels. The festival is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, Feb. 8-9 at the college’s Plano Campus.

Guest artists Duo Chinoiserie will open the festival with a free concert in the Plano Campus Living Legends Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Spearheaded by Chinese guzheng virtuoso Jing Xia and classical guitarist Bin Hu, this duo comprises two highly accomplished musicians who have attained unrivaled acclaim in their professional fields. Grammy-winning guitarist David Russell praises their work as a “moving and impressive combination” that showcases their mastery, profound musicality, and attractive phrasing of melodies. 

The festival continues with a technique and master class by the duo beginning at 9 a.m. the following day. Collin College Professor Dr. Olga Amelkina-Vera will offer a lecture that day discussing her newest work written for Duo Chinoiserie.

The guitar festival is hosted by the Collin College Music Department and Collin College Guitar Studies. The festival is sponsored by the Student Activity Fee Advisory Committee (SAFAC). Plano Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. For more information, contact Dr. Fernand Vera at fvera@collin.edu

Collin College serves more than 58,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management, and a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Clinical Operations Management. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. For more information, visit www.collin.edu.