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French guitarist Judicaël Perroy is now a professor of guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a past winner of the Guitar Foundation of America as well as other international competitions. We open this concert with a ten minute Prelude performance by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Guitar Youth Orchestra.
Conor Padmanabhan will play the Concerto in D Major BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by Judicaël Perroy)
Conor, 16, from Palo Alto, is a high school junior who studies guitar with Scott Cmiel at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division. Conor recently performed Joaquin Turina’s Sonata for solo guitar on the national public radio program From the Top where he also played a song by Ed Sheeran with host Peter Dugan. Conor was a prizewinner in the National YoungArts Foundation in both 2019 and 2020 and the first place winner of the California American String Teachers Association Solo Competition and the first non-pianist invited to perform for the Steinway Society of the Bay Area. In his spare time Conor enjoys hanging out with friends and watching action and comedy movies.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Guitar Youth Orchestra conducted by Scott Cmiel will play Tango by Mark Houghton.
All members of the orchestra are students at the nationally acclaimed San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division where guitar students have won prestigious awards from the American String Teachers Association, Christopher Parkening Youth Competition, Downbeat Magazine, From the Top radio program, Grammy Awards, Guitar Foundation of America Youth Competition, Junior Bach Festival, Menuhin Dowling Young Artist Awards, Pacific Musical Society, Portland Guitar Festival, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, and YoungArts.
SFCM Pre-College guitarists study with Theresa Calpotura, Scott Cmiel, Scott Gossage, Natalia Lipnitskaya, Mark Simons and Ross Thompson and have had master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Raphael Feuillâtre, Antigoni Goni, William Kanengiser, the Katona Duo, Judicaël Perroy, Meng Su, David Tanenbaum, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Jason Vieaux, and Andrew York.
Scott Cmiel, the SFCM Guitar Youth Orchestra Director, has won awards for excellence from the American String Teachers Association and the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and his teaching has been praised by some of the guitar world’s most outstanding artists, from Sergio Assad and Manuel Barrueco to Benjamin Verdery and Andrew York.