Jesus Silva Merit Scholarship Recipients Recital
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2021
James W. Black Music Center Recital Hall
1015 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
Live stream at go.vcu.edu/concerthall
The program will feature works by Logy, Coste, Tárrega, Albéniz, Barrios, Brouwer, and Villa-Lobos. There is no charge for this event. For those attending the concert, masks will be required.
The students performing tonight are recipients of the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 to assist talented guitarists in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music.
Jesús Silva (1914-1996), world renowned guitar virtuoso and teacher, was Musician Artist in Residence at VCU from 1979 to 1982. Silva, a protégé of Andrés Segovia for over 50 years, was a graduate of the National Conservatory of Mexico. He taught at the National Conservatory, the University of Mexico, the Brooklyn Music School, and the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he established the guitar program. Many important composers dedicated works to him, including Manuel M. Ponce, Blas Galindo, Eduardo Hernandez Moncada, and Luís Sandi. Silva was also a distinguished poet, well-known in his native Mexico for two books: Corazón de Bruma and Rio de Espigas. In 1992, the Columbia Music Company published his Ten Preludes for Guitar.
If you would like more information about the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship Fund or the VCU Guitar Program, please contact John Patykula at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-4540.