pgs Guest artist series
COVID-19 has affected all of us in both big and little ways. PGS hopes that everyone is healthy and safe during this difficult time. Unfortunately, our monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum and all other in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We are saddened that circumstances have come to this and are eager to meet in-person again.
However, we are pleased to announce that we will continue our guest artist series via Zoom! The PGS will host Zoom meetings at our usual gathering time of 1:30 PM on the second Sunday of every month. During these Zoom meetings we will premier video recordings submitted by our guest artist and attendees, have Q & A sessions, and provide an opportunity for live performances.
To join these monthly for Zoom meetings please RSVP to and we will send the Zoom address to you. If you would like to submit a video to be played during our open stage, RSVP to the same email address above.
If you are submitting a video please do so 48 hours prior to the Zoom meeting date. All video submissions received after the 48 hour cut-off will be premiered during the next month's meeting.
Sunday May 9 1:30, PGS Guest Artist Series
Virginia Yep, Classic Guitarist
Her musical background builds up from her early childhood at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música (Lima, Perú) with Professor Juan Brito; expanding with studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música (Madrid, Spain) with the late José Luis Rodrigo; and a Ph.D. in Comparative Musicology from the Freie Universitat Berlin (Berlin, Germany).
She has participated in Master Courses in Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Bilbao and Vigo (Spain), with Flores Chaviano, José Luis Rodrigo and José Tomas; Ville de Castres (France) with Leo Brouwer; Prague (Czech Republic) with Vladimir Mikulka and Siena (Italy) with Oscar Ghiglia.
She has performed Concierto de Aranjuez (J. Rodrigo) as the soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Peru (Lima, Perú). She has also played the solo parts with the Camerata de Cuerdas de Trujillo (Trujillo, Perú), with the Orquesta de Cámara de Lima (Lima, Perú), and Baroque and contemporary musical groups.
Virginia Yep has under her belt a few world premieres and she has played recitals and concerts in Perú, South and Central America, U.S.A., Europe, Turkey, Morocco and China. She is very active in her participation to different events like the Uluslararsi gitar gunleri (2000, Turkey), Saiten der Kulturen (2010, Germany), Stiching Alhambra (2002, Holland), Gitarren der Welt (2012, 2013, Switzerland), Entrecuerdas (2009, 2012,Chile), International Guitare Festival (2010, Morocco), International Guitar Festival Ethos (2010 Dominican Republic), Guitarfest Perú (2010), Festival Cuerdas al aire (2011, 2012, 2017), Festival Internacional de Guitarra ICPNA (2005, 2012, Peru), Festival Guitarras del Mundo (2012, Argentina), Festival Internacional Guitarras en las Puertas del Sur (2019, Argentina), etc. She has also participated in the Chinese Documentary “La guitarra y yo” (CCTV, Beijing, China) in 2005.
She wrote articles and books about Peruvian music and has also recorded “Preludios Americanos” (2000), “Guitarreando” (2006), and “Poesía en Cuerdas de Guitarra”(2012) in compact disc format (CD).
About our monthly meetings:
PGS will continue to host our Guest Artist Series on Zoom every Second Sunday of the month. We start at 1:30 pm with our guest artist, followed by guitarist from the community and their submitted videos are enjoyed by our appreciative audience.
If you would like to join us please send a RSVP to and if you desire to submit a video send a RSVP to some email and a dropbox address will be sent to you. We welcome all ages and abilities to join us and there are no admission fees, the music is free.
REMINDER: Monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum are postponed until further notice. All meetings are held via Zoom.
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