Asencio – Suite Valenicana – Preludi
Superb Musical and Technical Skill
Guitarist Zane Forshee Gives Breathtaking Performance
One of his Generation’s Finest Guitarists
Clarity, Precision and an Abundance of Fine Technique
As the old adage goes, those who cannot do, teach. Apparently, Zane Forshee didn’t get the memo.
Described as “…one of his generation’s finest guitarists (Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine), Zane Forshee seamlessly bridges the traditions of the past with works of living composers to engage and challenge audiences. With accolades such as the Top Prize in the Montpelier Artist Recital Competition and the First Prize in the National Guitar Workshop International Solo Guitar Competition, among others, Zane’s dynamic programming and presence has led to appearances worldwide, including the Palacete de Amezúa (Madrid), the Joseph Joachim Konzertsaal (Berlin), the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the New York City Classical Guitar Society, and the Chimei Museum (Taiwan).
Highlights of the 2019-20 season include solo performances at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Ogden Museum of the South in New Orleans, and a tour of the West Coast including collaborations with the Friction Quartet and solo engagements in Portland and the Bay Area at Old First Concerts and San Francisco Conservatory. In January 2020, Zane releases his second full-length album, recorded in Berlin, on the Artist’s Recording Collective (ARC) label. Tracing the evolution of 20th Century Valencian composers, this recording draws upon Zane’s extensive original research gathered while living in Spain as a Fulbright Grant Recipient.
Zane serves on the guitar faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and directs its LAUNCHPad Career Services office. He is also Chair of the Guitar and Harp department of the Peabody Institute’s Preparatory Division. Additionally, Zane directs Peabody’s annual Fret Fest, Summer Guitar Institute, and was most recently awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for his work within the Preparatory. “As the old adage goes, those who cannot do, teach. Apparently, Zane Forshee didn’t get the memo…do not miss out on the chance to learn a thing or two from the man who makes music his life in the classroom and on stage.” (Baltimore City Paper)
Zane Forshee is a D’Addario Artist and plays on D’Addario strings.