Monday, December 03, 2012
Contact: Jaye Ike, College of Fine Arts 304-696-3296

Visiting guitarist to perform at Marshall Dec. 7

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Erisvaldo Borges, a Brazilian guitar player and teacher, will be visiting Marshall University’s Huntington campus to perform for students, faculty and members of the community. The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Smith Recital Hall.

Dr. Júlio Alves, associate professor of guitar at Marshall, said he looks for someone who can make a positive contribution to the academic experience when looking for a visiting artist. 

“I focus on bringing guests who are not only talented performers, but who also like to share their artistry and are excited to work with our students,” Alves said. “Such is the case of Mr. Borges. He is both an experienced teacher and an excellent performer.”

Borges has performed in major cities in Brazil and in five other Latin American countries: Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. Some of his performances have been broadcast by radio stations and national television stations. He also recorded several CDs during the period from 1996 to 2008.  He is the author of about 400 compositions and wrote the melody of the anthem of Teresina, the capital of the state of Piaui in Brazil.

Borges has taught guitar at the Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica do Piauí and at the Universidade Federal do Piauí. He has participated as teacher in several guitar and music festivals in Brazil. Between 2009 and 2010 he was the Executive Superintendent of the Fundação Cultural Monsenhor Chaves in Teresina. He currently serves as chair of guitar at the Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Piauí in Teresina.

“The audience will be able to see not only a real display of technical virtuosity on the guitar, but also experience an evening of lyrical and relaxing music by one of Brazil's top guitar performers of nowadays,” Alves said. “Another interesting feature of the performance is the fact that Mr. Borges will play some of his own compositions during the concert.”

For further information, persons may call Marshall’s Department of Music at 304-696-3117.

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