theresa calpotura, guitar

Theresa Calpotura has won a number of awards from associations such as the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the American String Teachers Association, and has received scholarships from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Yale School of Music. Ms. Calpotura studied with the renown guitar pedagogue Scott Cmiel of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with guitarist Stephen Aron. She then continued at the Yale School of Music with guitarist and composer Benjamin Verdery. Ms. Calpotura has given concerts and masterclasses in the US and in the Philippines and is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division.

She is currently working on a premiere recording of arranged Filipino folk and art songs for solo guitar in collaboration with Filipino composer Bayani Mendoza de Leon for the VGO Recordings label, scheduled for release in 2009. In addition to her solo work, Ms. Calpotura collaborates with cellist Susan Millar as Duo Ethos. She has studied the lute with Christopher Morrongiello of the Venere Lute Quartet. In addition, Ms. Calpotura has participated in several masterclasses with guitarists such as John Williams, Sharon Isbin, Antigoni Goni, David Tanenbaum, Mark Teicholz, David Leisner, Scott Tennant, Nicholas Goluses, Julian Gray, Ronald Pearl, Lily Afshar, Stanley Yates, John Holmquist and Benjamin Verdery.

 

 

 

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