Evan Taucher

7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Newly Renovated GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Building

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American classical guitarist Evan Taucher was born in 1992 and began studying the classical guitar at age 19. Since then, he has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions and has received worldwide acclaim.

During his two years of study with Cuban virtuoso Rene Izquierdo, Taucher won 8 separate prizes in professional competitions throughout the United States including 1st prizes in the Schubert Club Competition, Appalachian State Guitar Competition, and the SIYAO instrumental competition where he competed against all instruments and ensembles. In 2017 and 2019, Taucher was awarded grants from the U.S. Embassy to represent that United States at the GuitarArt festival in Belgrade, Serbia. In the summers of 2014 and 2015, he performed at Busch Gardens Tampa on both solo classical and electric guitar with the award-winning Burn the Floor dance company. Taucher was also the first guitarist to enter the University of Texas at Austin’s prestigious Artist Diploma program where he studied with Adam Holzman. In 2018, Taucher was chosen from all North American applicants as the Magellan Scholar which funded his studies at the Universitat d’Alacant in Spain for a Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clásica where he currently studies.

Taucher holds a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University where he studied with Bruce Holzman, as well as a Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with Rene Izquierdo. During his studies, Taucher had classes with musical luminaries such as John Williams, Alvaro Pierri, Sergio and Odair Assad, Aniello Desiderio, and Jakob Lindberg among others.

Taucher is passionate about sharing music on stages around the world, as well as connecting the vast guitar community through social media – namely Instagram and YouTube. Taucher hosts live-streamed technique classes as well as competitions targeted at connecting guitarists with young composers.

Taucher is a D’Addario Artist and is sponsored by Accord Cases and Soundbrenner. Taucher plays a guitar made by American luthier Steven Walter.

$15.00 General Admission/ $10.00 for Students and Seniors/ $5.00 for GRCC students with a valid Raider Card

Parking is available in the GRCC Parking Ramp for $3.50.  Be sure to ask for a parking voucher at the door.

Call (616) 459-2921 for further information or e-mail: jmarshall@grcc.edu