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Dr. Emre

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Pasadena, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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Elegant classical, Latin, and Flamenco solo music from a world-class guitarist.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Emre Sabuncuoglu has established himself as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of his generation. His broad academic background and wide-ranging musical interests have led him in many different directions, forging a unique career rooted in performance, ethnomusicology, and composition.

Emre's work has earned many prestigious awards. In 1992, Emre won first prize in the nineteenth Arthez de Bearn International Guitar Competition, and in 1996, he captured first prize in the 1st Antonio Lauro Classical Guitar Competition. He has performed in South America, Europe, Mexico, and the United States, sharing the stage with some of the world's leading guitarists such as Rodrigo Riera, Alirio Diaz, Roland Dyens, Hopkinson Smith, Ernesto Bitetti, Luiz Zea, and Aquiles Baez.

Emre holds a Master of Music degree, magna cum laude, from New England Conservatory in Boston, where he was a student of guitarist and composer David Leisner. He also studied composition with Michael Gandolfi and David Leisner.

In February 2005, the Young Guru Academy selected Emre to participate in its inaugural USA Leadership Camp. The Young Guru Academy, whose mission is "to select, educate, train and inspire creative, innovative, and socially responsible leaders," selects young people to participate in its annual leadership camp for the purpose of sharpening their leadership skills, igniting their creativity, and inspiring them to seek ways in which they can use their gifts to benefit their communities and the world.

In 2006, Emre completed his doctorate (D.M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts) at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music as a student of Prof. James F. Smith. As an Andrés Segovia Endowed Music Scholarship recipient, he has pursued doctoral minors in the areas of Music Theory, Ethnomusicology and Flamenco Guitar, and has studied performance with the legendary guitarist Pepe Romero.


Quotes on Emre's playing:

"Outstanding recital. Very original programming and deeply musical playing."

-James F. Smith, chair, USC Classical Guitar Dept.



"One of the highly educated and talented Turkish musicians of this generation in the U.S."

-USA Turkish Times


"The artistry of Emre goes far beyond his superb instrumental command. His sensibility to stylistic nuance is refined and natural; his renditions of Bartok are world-class."

-Scott Tennant, guitarist, LAGQ founding member



"Emre played his ambitious program not only with technical certainty and a colourful interpretation, but also with professionalism."


-Manfred Hecker, Staccato Magazine



"Emre's crisp and clean tone projects his well-developed musicality."

-Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar Magazine



"Very balanced, voluminous, uniquely personal."

- Savas Cekirge, Antonio Lauro Biannual Competition

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Yet another delightful performance by Dr. Emre... Thanks again. Walter

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Awards Night Party

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If you need some high quality, elegant solo guitar music which is a nice blend of classical and latin music, he is your guy. Nothing loud and obnoxious like most some acoustic bands/ensembles. Very professional and accommodating, a true virtuoso. Highly recommended. Everyone at our event loved his playing.

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I would like to thank Emre for his contribution to an amazing weekend. I had a small intimate wedding and was very specific with my many requests. I gave him options and some very complex Flamenco and he played everything perfectly. He also mixed in a little classical with the Flamenco, adding the simple elegance I was hoping for at my wedding. He was very responsive and also checked in to make sure I had no additional requests the day before the wedding. On top of everything he is truly a nice and gracious person. My wedding was perfect and exactly what I wanted. Thank you very much Emre. My husband and I will be in touch when we have our next event.

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Private Party
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2010
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24
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Barbara, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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17
Wedding
Redlands, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2010
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26
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Los Angeles, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2009
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17
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Malibu, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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10
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Pasadena, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Please note Dr. Emre will also travel to San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Los Angeles, Rosemead, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Temple City, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Glendale, Montebello, South El Monte, La Canada, Monrovia, Montrose, Mount Wilson, Pico Rivera, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, City Of Industry, Duarte, Maywood, Pomona, Verdugo City, Whittier, Bell, Downey.
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