Polish guitarist Tomasz Fechner, who is currently at the USC Thornton School of Music on a Fulbright Scholarship, will perform a program of all Polish music on May 25 for the Ventura County Classical Guitar Society. For this event, Fechner will perform solo guitar works by Aleksander Tansman and Roman Ryterband. The concert is free however donations are encouraged—all money raised will support Fechner’s continued study at USC in the fall, at which time he will serve as a Research Assistant at the Polish Music Center studying the newly acquired archives of Roman Ryterband.
Fechner performing Ryterband’s Sonatina for Guitar (1978)
at the Tribute to Roman Ryterband (2 April 2016, Los Angeles)
Guitarist Tomasz Fechner was born in Pleszew, Poland, in 1990, and started his music education at the age of seven. He received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in classical guitar from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, where he studied with Piotr Zaleski. Since 2001 he has participated in several guitar competitions throughout Europe and has received many accolades along the way, including third prize at the International Guitar Festival in Mottola (Italy) and third prize at Anna Amalia International Guitar Compatition in Weimar (Germany). In 2014 the Fulbright Commission awarded him a scholarship to the USC Thornton School of Music, where he currently studies with Los Angeles Guitar Quartet’s founding member and G. Roger Bailey Classical Guitar Scholarship supporter, William Kanengiser. Since 2014 he has been a member of the Orpheo Guitar Quartet where he plays the first guitar. Tomasz Fechner plays on the guitar made by Boguslaw Teryks op. 80 from 2002.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Tomasz Fechner Performs Ryterband & Tansman
Ventura County Classical Guitar Society
Pleasant Valley Parks and Recreation District Senior Center
1605 Burnley St., Camarillo, CA 93010
Admission: FREE, Donations accepted
[Sources: press release, www.vccgs.com]