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Classical: Twentieth Century Moods: Featuring Guitar Moods: Solo Instrumental Holiday: Classical Classical: Contemporary

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Candice Mowbray

"In the moment, beautiful"–Kate Coleman, Herald Mail

"What a revelation this album is! It's definitely one of my favorites of the year" –Blair Jackson, Classical Guitar Magazine

Regarded for her beautiful tone and lyricism, classical guitarist Candice Mowbray shares the expressive and communicative qualities of her playing through programs of modern and classic works. From playful acrobatics in works by French guitar virtuoso Ida Presti to the elegance and solemnity of Fernando Sor's Fantaisie élégiaque, listeners enjoy her artful programming and thoughtful interpretations.

Appearing as a soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer, Mowbray has been a featured artist at many festivals and concert series such as the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Series, Toronto Guitar Weekend, Knoxville Guitar Series, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest, Charlottesville Guitar Festival, Lonestar Guitar Festival, Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian and Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Los Angeles. She has performed with Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington and National String Symphonia. Mowbray is an active chamber musician and can be regularly heard performing with Satori Chamber Ensemble and The Fairfield Duo with flutist and shakuhachi player, Nora Suggs.

Blair Jackson of Classical Guitar Magazine called Mowbray’s recent CD, Reverie, "a revelation!" and one of the Top 10 CD picks of the year. It has been featured on radio shows such as InTune (BBC Radio 3), The Intimate Guitar (Dayton, OH), G-Strings with Tom Cole (Washington D.C.) and Musica Mundi (Boulder, CO). The album includes a unique and cohesive program of twentieth-century and contemporary French compositions intertwined by homage including solo works by the great guitar duo, Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya.

Mowbray earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in classical guitar performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia where she studied guitar with Dr. Glenn Caluda. Also influential were lessons and masterclasses with distinguished performing artists including Berta Rojas, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Sharon Isbin, Roland Dyens, Angel Romero, Ricardo Cobo, Eduardo Isaac, Maximo Diego Pujol and Victor Villadangos.