Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

Here is American guitarist Sharon Wayne playing Dusan Bogdanovic’s composition called “Jazz Sonata”.
According to her website, she is Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, and currently serves on the faculties of Worcester’s Joy of Music Program and the New School of Music in Cambridge.
Sharon Wayne received her BM and MM degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with William Kanengiser and James Smith. First Prize winner of the 1991 ASIA Solo Guitar competition, she was also a semi-finalist at both the Guitar Foundation of America’s Internatoonal Competition in Buffalo, New York and the Great Lakes Guitar Competition in Akron, Ohio. Ms. Wayne has played in the U.S. and Japan, and has twice been invited to perform at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. She has shared the stage with world renowned guitarists including Liona Boyd and Scott Tennant, and as a founding member of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has been involved in the generation of new repertoire for guitar, commissioning works by Carlo Domeniconi, Eitan Steinberg, and others. Sharon appears on five CDs, including “In the Midst of Winds” (MA. Recordings, Tokyo) with guitarist/composer Dusan Bogdanovic; Black Opals” (SFGQ2001) with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet; aoll her solo CD “Front the Heart,” (Joplin and Sweeney), which features works by 20 century composers. Her playing-has been lauded as “spectacular” with “superbly executed style” (Charleston Post and Courier) and the San Joese Mercury News called her “one of the most appealing new classical guitarists around.” A former member of the guitar faculties at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Santa Clara University, Ms. Wayne now resides in Massachusetts. She is Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, and currently serves on the faculties of Worcester’s Joy of Music Program and the New School of Music in Cambridge.
By Miche Archetto

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