Dr. James Buckland guitar recital March 31
Dr. James Buckland, adjunct professor of music at Presbyterian College, will perform a guitar recital on Thursday March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Edmunds Hall on the Presbyterian College campus.
The recital, which is free and open to the public, will feature works by Napoleon Coste, Mauro Giuliani and James Buckland. Contact the Presbyterian College Department of Music at 864-833-8470 for more information.
Buckland received his training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada), the University of Toronto, the University of Akron, and the University of South Carolina. He also graduated with honors from the Guitar Institute of Technology jazz program in Hollywood, Calif.
Unique in his field, Dr. Buckland is also a luthier. He builds guitars primarily in the nineteenth-century style, using original tools, materials and techniques.
During recent trips to Italy, Dr. Buckland had the opportunity to examine original instruments owned and used by numerous celebrated guitarists, including Giuliani and Paganini.
He is also active as a guest clinician. He has lectured and/or performed at the
Guitar Foundation of America Convention (1999, 2006 & 2012), the Great Lakes Guitar Festival, the Symposium on Guitar and Improvisation, and the Guild of American Luthiers Convention (2008, 2011 & 2014).
Dr. Buckland premiered his reconstruction of the Second Concerto, Op. 36, for Terz Guitar and String Orchestra by Mauro Giuliani with Sinfonia de Camera conducted by Ian Hobson.
Active as a researcher, his writings have appeared regularly in American Lutherie, the journal of the Giuld of American Luthiers. Dr. Buckland was also cited in The King’s Guitarist: The life and Times of Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti (1801-1878) by Marcus Van de Cruys. Homunculus (Wijnegem, Belgium, 2005).
Dr. Buckland is one of a few guitarists in the world who performs on both the terz guitar and the conventional concert guitar. His CD, “Sonatas and Fantasias for Guitar” has won critical acclaim.