Phillip De Fremery To Perform On Classical Guitar In Free Public Concert At SCSeptember 30, 2003
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 30, 2003 -- Phillip de Fremery, internationally known classical guitar musician and former student of the master Andres Segovia, will perform works of Fernando Sor, Mauro Juiliani, and Isaac Albniz in a free concert at Springfield College’s Marsh Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the college’s William Simpson Fine Arts Series of free public visual and performing arts events.
De Fremery first gained international acclaim with professionals, critics and audiences in the 1970s in concerts with orchestra, radio, television, and scores of master classes throughout the United States, Canada and Central Europe.
In an unusual move in 1995, the widow of de Fremery’s mentor Segovia commissioned de Fremery to create new manuscripts from the commercial recordings of 56 of Segovia’s performances. De Fremery handwrote manuscripts, entirely by ear, of the performance editions which Segovia had not had time to publish in his lifetime and for which no manuscripts had survived. The manuscripts were complete with articulation and string indication.
Upon the release of de Fremery’s “Andres Segovia, Transcripciones” in 2003, critic Stephen Kenyon noted in the distinguished English monthly “Classical Guitar Magazine,” “This is the most important (and largest) document I have ever reviewed… as close as we will ever get to what can only be viewed as by far the most important, influential and historically persuasive transcription process ever to be conducted on the guitar’s behalf…for once the term ‘historic’ is an understatement.”
At the personal invitation of Mme. Segovia, de Fremery attended the four days of concerts and lectures at the dedication of the Casa Museo de Andres Segovia at the master’s birthplace in Linares, Spain in June 2002.
The Five Colleges Adjunct Instructor of Classical Guitar, de Fremery lectures and performs on classical guitar and has appeared annually since 1987 at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral recital series in New York City. Several of his students majoring in performance have gone on to establish international careers.