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Canadian guitarist Jerome Ducharme in concert Feb. 13

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Canadian guitarist Jérôme Ducharme, the 2005 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, will perform on Tuesday, Feb. 13, as a part of the Troubadour Series concerts at Wofford College. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building.

Ducharme began his musical studies at the Cultural Center of Joliette in 1990 with André Morissette. Other teachers have included Pierre Morin and Clément Canac Marquis at the musical camp of Lanaudière, as well as a year of private instruction with Marquis. He graduated from the Music Conservatory of Montreal in 2000, and was awarded a prize of distinction. He later spent a year studying with Oscar Giglia and Stephan Schmidt in Switzerland.

Ducharme has been a multiple prizewinner in various other competitions including the 2004 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, the Guitare-Antony in France and Montreal’s Guitarre-Lachine of 2003, as well as the 2000 Festival-Concurs de Lanaudiere.

Recent performances have included an appearance in 2005 with the Montréal Symphonic Orchestra for Donizetti’s opera Don Pasquale. A featured performer on the Montreal Guitar Society’s inaugural and 2004 season, Ducharme’s playing has also been broadcast on SRC-CBC radio in Canada.

Admission to the concert is free.

For more information, contact Dr. Jhon Akers at (864) 597-4261, or go to http://webs.wofford.edu/akersjc.