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Award winning Russian guitarist to perform at GRCC


By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor


Russian guitarist Anton Baranov, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition in 2013, will perform at Grand Rapids Community College at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 as part of the college’s ongoing International Guitar Series.

Baranov will play classical guitar pieces, Russian pieces and original compositions.

“The artists we present are often only seen in this area (through the GRCC International Guitar Series),” said Brian Morris, GRCC Music Professor. “I think its great for our students to be able to see the very best artists in the field.”

Baranov was born in northwestern Russia and graduated from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, where he received grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.

Today, Baranov teaches at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Almost every year GRCC features the winner of the GFA Competition, and this past year it happened to be Baranov.

“The concerts are just great fun for anyone who loves music and especially loves the guitar,” Morris said.

The performance will be held in the Music Center Recital Hall, Room 200. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.