Guitar virtuosos Ian O’Sullivan, Christopher Mallet and Aaron Cardenas to perform at UH Maui College on July 10

Following the success of last year’s free concert which packed the house, once again guitar virtuosos will perform at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College to shine a light on opportunities to study music and inspire the next generation of musicians.

The concert is scheduled to take place Friday, July 10 at 3 p.m. in the ʻIke Leʻa auditorium, and will feature guitarists Ian O’Sullivan, Christopher Mallett and Aaron Cardenas. The program will include a variety of music for solo and duet, with a mix of classical guitar and ukulele pieces. A reception with pupus and refreshments will follow at 4 p.m. for all attendees.

About the featured artists

Ian O’Sullivan
Ian O’Sullivan, a Kamehameha graduate and UH alumni who became the first guitarist from Hawaiʻi to earn a masters in guitar from Yale University, performed last July and is excited to return. “As a performer, I always feel good when the acoustics are good. It’s nice to share music with another part of the University of Hawaiʻi and especially with the community. I look forward to talking to students after the concert.” O’Sullivan is currently a lecturer in classical guitar at UH Mānoa, and was a finalist in the 2014 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards for his first CD, Born and Raised.

Christopher Mallett
Christopher Mallett has been awarded several prizes including the Eliot Fisk Prize for “outstanding guitarist” from Yale University, the Alumni Ventures Grant from Yale University, and as part of the Oberlin Guitar Duo received top Prize in the International Guitar Chamber Competition in Brownsville Texas. He has also been featured in Classical Guitar Magazine, Soundboard and the American Suzuki Journal.

Aaron Cardenas
Aaron Cardenas is a current UH Mānoa music student. He has been performing and teaching music since age 16 and has had the opportunity to study and perform with a number of well known guitarists such as Fredrick Hand, Carlos Barbosa Lima and Douglas Lora and Joao Luiz of the Brazilian Guitar Duo. He currently teaches guitar at Windward Strings Studio.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, contact Anne Ku via email or at (808) 385-2190.