Classical guitarist Emanuele Segre appears

MOUNT VERNON — Acclaimed Italian classical guitarist Emanuele Segre performs Nov. 3 at Cornell College for a Music Mondays concert.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in King Chapel. General admission is $8 at the door. This event, the second of four Music Mondays performances during the school year, is part of Cornell’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Segre’s program at Cornell highlights the music of Spain, including pieces by Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor, Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albeniz.

The Italian press has hailed Segre as “Segovia’s successor,” in reference to Andres Segovia (1893-1987), regarded as the father of the modern classical guitar movement. Britain’s Classical Guitar claims, “Everything he plays, believe it or not, becomes a masterpiece.” Segre has earned these and more rave reviews by splendidly interpreting the works of Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Paganini, Rossini and Giuliani and other composers.

Born in 1965, he studied at the Milan Conservatory under Ruggero Chiesa, graduating summa cum laude. In 1987 he won the prestigious East & West Artists Prize and New York’s Pro Musicis International Award. Two years later he was selected for the UNESCO International Rostrum of Young Performers. Since then Segre has performed throughout the world, including appearances with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the European Community Chamber Orchestra. He has attended master classes by Julian Bream and John Williams, and pursues studies in composition and violin as well.

The rest of the 2003-2004 Music Mondays schedule is:
Feb. 9, 2004: Chanson, male a cappella sextet
March 15, 2004: The Peabody Trio