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Sacramento Guitar Society

Rovshan Mamedkuliev

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Rovshan Mamedkuliev is an incredibly talented Azerbaijani-born guitarist taking the classical guitar world by storm -- since 1999 he has won more than 20 awards in national and international guitar competitions. His playing is unique and enthralling. Mamedkuliev has included Sacramento Guitar Society at the Harris Center in his U.S. tour –- not to be missed!

Rovshan Mamedkuliev has premiered many new works for classical guitar. Rovshan also performs his own arrangements. He released an arrangement of music by Russian composers (Masters of Russian Composition: Alexander Borodin and Anatoly Lyadov, MelBay Publications, USA, 2014) and an arrangement of the music by his native Azerbaijani composer (Fikret Amirov. 6 Miniatures, LACG Editions, USA, 2015).

A number of works are recorded by Rovshan on CDs: his first professional CD “Con Anima” (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2011), a guitar recital CD at the Laureate Series on the prestigious label Naxos (Toronto, Canada, 2012), a solo CD “Semi-Awake, Semi-Dream” on the Contrastes Records (Sevilla, Spain, 2015). In January of 2016 Rovshan Mamedkuliev recorded his second CD on Naxos (Toronto, Canada). Expect music from multiple eras and countries and a surprise or two. Limited seating.

Rovshan Mamedkuliev has won more than 25 awards in national and international guitar competitions, including: First Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of the compositions of Leo Brouwer on the 10th International Guitar Competition “Hommage à Leo Brouwer” (Antony, France, 2009), First Prize, Prize of Public and Special Prize for the best interpretation of the compositions of Heitor Villa-Lobos on the 1st International Guitar Competition “Heitor Villa-Lobos” (Salamanca, Spain, 2011), First Prize on the 2nd International Guitar Competition named after A. Frauchi (Moscow, Russia, 2011), First Prize, Prize of Public and Special prize for the best interpretation of the compositions of Francisco Tárrega on the 48th International Guitar Competition “Francisco Tárrega” (Benicasim, Spain, 2014), First Prize the 48th International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga” (Alessandria, Italy, 2015). In 2012 Rovshan won one of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world - XXX Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition (Charleston, SC, USA). To see him play is to behold heroic talent and virtuosity brought to bear on a beautiful, handmade classical guitar. Do not miss this rare opportunity to meet with genius on classical guitar – Rovshan Mamedkuliev!

Sacramento Guitar Society

From the start, Sacramento Guitar Society (SGS) concerts at Harris Center for the Arts have seen brilliant artistry from international artists. SGS productions at Harris Center have set the bar for world-class unamplified guitar artistry in the 100-seat Scott-Skillman Recital Hall, where the best classical guitarists in the world have dazzled listeners. SGS has presented Laurence Juber, Muriel Anderson, Alex DeGrassi, Andrew York, Peppino D’Agostino and Michael Chapdelaine in the 200-seat City Studio Theater where the mics pick up every detail from the lowest note to the highest harmonic.

Besides our signature concert series at Harris Center, Sacramento Guitar Society provides local access to high level artistic performances, workshops, monthly meetings, a community guitar orchestra, community outreach, information and plenty of good music! SGS is a non-profit educational and service organization that has existed in one form or another since at least 1961—drawn together by the classical guitar and its music. SGS has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, a leading information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit organizations. For more information and a complete calendar of guitar events, visit our website.


$30-$35; Premium $45
Discounts available for Seniors, Students with ID, and Children 12 and younger

Event Length

1 hour, 30 minutes; with 15 minute intermission

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Rovshan Mamedkuliev Official Website

Sacramento Guitar Society Official Website


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