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Moravian College to host LV Classical Guitar Festival

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Department of Music hosts the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival, June 22, Peter Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

This year's guest artists are Julian Gray, Serap Bastepe-Gray, Pat Sise, Mark Edwards, Glenn Caluda and David Pace.

The festival, directed by Moravian College alumnus James Schultheis '10, is a full-day of recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts. The event is co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Society.

Gray has performed at the Second American Guitar Congress, the Guitar Foundation of America Festival and festivals in London, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.

Bastepe-Gray performs with guitar duo partner, Julian Gray, in chamber music series and at guitar festivals in the U.S., including the International Guitar Institute Festival and The National Guitar Workshop Classical Guitar Summit.

Sise received performed at the Guitar Foundation of America's regional symposium, Cecil College's Milburn Stone Theatre and the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. concert series.

Edwards performs throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, and Germany. He won the 2009 Montreal International Guitar Competition.

Caluda was guitarist and bassist 1970 - '73 with the Soldiers Chorus of the United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C.

Pace, guitarist, audio engineer and woodworker, created an artisan workshop in Baltimore, Md., for the design and construction of classical guitars.

Schultheis founded the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Society, a non-profit organization that promotes guitar performance.