David BurgessRecently returned from a seven-city European concert tour, guitarist David Burgess will perform some of Brazil’s finest solo guitar music during a concert at Limestone College on Tuesday, Sept. 17. 

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Carroll Fine Arts Building Recital Hall.  The public is cordially invited, and there is no admission fee.

Praised by critics for his polished technique and flamboyant style, Burgess has performed throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.  He has recorded for CBS Masterworks, Musical Heritage Society, Tritone, and Athena Records.  Formerly a student of Andres Segovia, he has captured prizes in international guitar competitions in New York, Mexico City, Toronto, and Munich.


“The appearance of David Burgess is a highlight of the new fall semester,” said Dr. Gena Poovey, the Chairperson of the Department of Music. “It promises to be an exciting concert, and we welcome everyone to come out and enjoy the night with us.”

Over the past ten years, Mr. Burgess has taken numerous trips to Brazil, rediscovering guitar music from Brazil’s past, as well as finding many progressive contemporary Brazilian works.

The program at Limestone will include music by some of the finest Brazilian guitarists, including Garoto, who performed throughout the world with Carmen Miranda, and who became a favorite performer of Duke Ellington and Art Tatem; Raphael Rabello, who recorded with virtually every major Brazilian artist in the period from 1962 to 1995; Yamandu Costa, recognized as today’s finest Brazilian guitarist; and Antonio Carlos Jobim, the best known composer of Bossa Nova.