Canadian guitarist Andrew Mah will give a recital Tuesday at Youngstown State University.
Born in Ottawa into a family of guitarists, Mah has performed professionally for more than 17 years, touring France with the ensemble Guitares Nouvelle France and premiering some of the earliest work of Canadian guitarist / composer Patrick Roux.
In 2005, he was the first musician from the Americas ever to tour the Republic of Cape Verde and returned there later the same year to research regional guitar styles with Cape Verdean guitar legends Bau and Voginha. Mah was the first international guitarist ever to travel there for this purpose, and the following year he was invited to Yale University to perform two concerts of Cape Verdean and Brazilian music at in both solo and chamber music capacities.
A recipient of two grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Mah is currently collaborating with composers Roddy Ellias and Vasco Martins to create and premiere exciting new music for solo guitar.
His YSU performance will include work by Scarlatti, Bach, Aguado and Mangore.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bliss Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.