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Troubadour Series to feature guitar virtuoso Robinson

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Virtuoso extraordinaire Stephen Robinson will be the third performer for the Wofford College 2004-05 Troubadour Series, appearing on Friday, Oct. 29. The guitar concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

Robinson, a music professor at Stetson University, performs with “effortless virtuosity . . . intelligence and good taste,” says The New York Times. He has been described by Segovia as “one of the most brilliant guitarists of our times.

A native of New York, Robinson began his guitar career at Florida State University in 1976. He continued in graduate school at Yale School of Music, and in 1987, he received the first doctor of music degree in guitar performance from FSU.

Robinson, a top prize winner in five major competitions, including the XXIII Concours International de Guitare in Paris and the VI Concuroso Internacional de Guitarra in Venezuela, was awarded the first Fulbright Fellowship for Performance and Research in Music to Canada in 1993. As a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist, Robinson tours extensively and has appeared as a guest soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has received critical acclaim from American Record, Guide, Soundboard, Guitar Review, On the Air and Fanfare Magazine. His many recordings are available at www.stephenrobinsonguitar.com.

Robinson is the founding director of the Stetson University Guitar Program and the Stetson International Guitar Workshop.

Robinson’s appearance coincides with Wofford College’s Family Weekend, during which he will visit with his son, Nick Robinson, a sophomore and place-kicker for the Wofford Terrier football team.

While admission is free, a contribution of $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens is suggested. Seating is non-reserved. For information on the concert and the 2004-05 Troubadour Series, contact Jhon Akers at (864) 597-4261 or by e-mail at akersjc@wofford.edu.