St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Kevin Sherwin – guitar

Tuesday, 18 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Kevin Sherwin – guitar

F Mendelssohn

Songs Without Words op. 30

3. Adagio non troppo  

F Tárrega

Paquito

G Meyerbeer

Coro dei vescovi (from L'Africaine)

L van Beethoven

Minuet no. 3, WoO 10

H Villa-Lobos

Etude no. 11 in E minor 

F Chopin

Nocturne op. 9, no. 2 

A Tansman

Cavatina

Prelude

Scherzino

Barcarolle 

Kevin Sherwin

Hymn in Two Parts

Kevin Sherwin is a guitarist and leader of orchestral and choral ensembles, who infuses his active concert schedule with scholarly work in music performance practice. His extensive engagements as a guitarist include his solo debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, performances at the Great Music Series in San Diego, the Long Island Guitar Festival, the Music without Borders Festival of Montreal, the Yale University Art Gallery, and concert tours throughout North America, including Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. As a concerto soloist, he has also performed major works including the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, Villa-Lobos Concerto, and Vivaldi Concerto in D Major.

Mr Sherwin is currently in his third season as Associate Artistic Director of the period-instrument ensemble, The American Baroque Orchestra. As well, in the 2017-2018 season, he led interactive projects with students at the Yale School of Music and Yale College to explore, study, and perform masterpieces of the Romantic Era according to performance practices of the time. The culmination of these projects were three performances at the New Haven Lawn Club, featuring works by Brahms, Tchaikowsky, Gustave Charpentier, Puccini, Verdi, and Sarasate, among others. Previously, Kevin Sherwin was conductor of the Yale-based ensemble, the Academy Sinfonietta, Artistic Director of the New Haven Summer Chorus and Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the renowned Yale Russian Chorus.

Among his awards and honors, Mr Sherwin was cited in 2016 by the Town of North Haven, Connecticut, for excellence in contributing to the musical arts. In addition, he has received awards from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, the Guitar Foundation of America, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Long Island Guitar Festival. Kevin Sherwin has been invited to give presentations at the following international conferences: Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and Competition (University of Louisville, 2018) - The Classical Guitar on Early Sound Recordings: Style, Expression, and Technique; Perspectives on Historically Informed Practices in Music (University of Oxford, 2018) - Conductors on early film: coordinating romantic-era orchestral expression; Historical Performance: Theory, Practice and Interdisciplinarity (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2017) - The performance of baroque synagogal music in eighteenth century Amsterdam.

Kevin Sherwin, a graduate of Yale University, studied guitar with Tali Roth at the Juilliard School, and subsequently with Christopher Ladd. During his time at Yale College, he served as an apprentice conductor to Mark Bailey. He continues to work with Mr Bailey on several ongoing projects related to the American Baroque Orchestra, including as a founding member of The Musica Vera Duo and the ABO Summer Festival, both of which he co-conceived.

Guitarist and conductor Kevin Sherwin is a soloist and leader of orchestral and choral ensembles, who infuses his active concert schedule with scholarly work in music performance practice. Mr Sherwin's engagements as a guitarist include his debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, performances at the Great Music Series in San Diego, the Music without Borders Festival of Montreal, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Mr Sherwin is a founding member of The Musica Vera Duo with violist Mark Bailey. As a conductor, Mr Sherwin is Associate Artistic Director of The American Baroque Orchestra (ABO), and is an invited speaker at the University of Oxford, presenting 'Conductors on early film: coordinating romantic-era orchestral expression.'