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Classical guitarist Möller to play at Schreiner


Guitaris Möller

Photo credit: Glenn Cornelisse

World-renowned Swedish classical guitarist and composer Johannes Möller will perform in concert at 7:30 pm. Monday, Oct. 23, in Schreiner University’s Junkin Campus Ministry Center Chapel (formerly Dietert Auditorium).

The concert, funded by the Tim Summerlin Visiting Artist Endowed Chair and sponsored by the Schreiner University Music Department, is free to the public, but space will be limited. Earlier in the day, Möller will lead a master class with Schreiner students and others.

Audiences throughout the world have been captivate by his charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 in Austin, he won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.

As a performer, Möller artistry reaches beyond the usual guitar circles. In March 2008 he won the Dutch Vriendenkrans Concours while competing against performers in all instrumental categories. He also became the first guitarist ever to win the Ljunggrenska Competition (Sweden) in 2007, and the jury noted, “With the help of a breathtaking technique and all the colors of the rainbow, Möller opens a door to a world of subtle expressions which strikes us with great power and intensity.”

At the age of 12, as a self-taught composer, Möller wrote a large quantity of mainly chamber music works for various instrumentations. A selection of these works was recorded with some of the top instrumentalists in Sweden when he was 14. A critic from the Swedish newspaper Göteborgsposten wrote about these compositions referred to him as “a Swedish Mozart.”

Guitarist at Schreiner

For information about the concert, contact Kevin McCormick, instructor of guitar, at kcmccormick@schreiner.edu. Tickets can be picked up at the main desk in the Tom Murray building.

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