Jeff Lambert, Romantic guitar
CD Release Recital: The Complete Solo Guitar Works of Giulio Regondi
Admission is FREE
In his debut performance at The Baroque Room, guitarist, Jeff Lambert, will perform works from his latest album, The Complete Solo Guitar Works of Giulio Regondi (c.1822-1872). Evoking the sound world of an earlier century, the album features Jeff playing a newly commissioned 19th century style guitar similar to that used by the composer. Regondi’s musically rich and emotionally varied pieces range from capricious etudes to substantial concert works, requiring all the capabilities of a Romantic guitar virtuoso.
Jeff has performed extensively as a soloist and ensemble musician, having appeared in over thirty states. As a soloist, he has been awarded top prizes in guitar competitions in both Minneapolis and Chicago. As an ensemble musician, he has shared the stage with a variety of world-class artists including Zeitgeist, the Bakken Trio, the Minnesota Contemporary Ensemble, and members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Jeff was a member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MGQ) for ten years. As a member of the MGQ, he appeared as a soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,
Minnesota Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and others. The group also appeared on National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Twin Cities Public Television, WFMT – Chicago, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Also a composer, Jeff has written for a wide variety of instrumentations ranging from full orchestra to drum set to unaccompanied clarinet. He has been commissioned to compose for Zeitgeist, the Ironwood Trio (clarinet trio), the MGQ and the Saint Paul Guitar Trio. He has also received multiple commissions from MacPhail Center for Music. A full album of his works is currently in production.
Jeff holds Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from Northwestern University. He teaches at MacPhail Center for Music in downtown Minneapolis where he enjoys working with students in a variety of styles including rock and roll – a genre that allows him to revisit his musical roots on a weekly basis.