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pgs Guest artist series

Guest Artist Series

The Phoenix Guitar Society


Ana Maria Iodache

Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm

First Church UCC, Phoenix, 

1407 N. 2nd Street, Fellowship Hall.




















Sunday, April 14, 2:00 pm,

First Church UCC, Phoenix, 

1407 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


The first Tuesday of April has historically been our fundraising campaign. 

The Phoenix Guitar Society has been giving back to our community in many ways. Please support PGS so we can continue to provide the same quality music we have become known for. 

We have hosted several concerts including internationally known and local guitarists. Since coming out of COVID we have been able to compensate our guest artists and pay them for their performances.  

The PGS educational program has helped bring guitarists to visit some of our High Schools.  The  guest artists have thrilled students with small performances and master class performances by the students. 

PGS has collaborated with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra organization. PGS was able to provide a quartet of guitarists to perform for the Preludes Program before the Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez. The quartet drew quite a crowd as people entered the lobby in the hour before the PSO concert. 

PGS has enjoyed the First Church UCC as our venue, it has been a warm place to hear classical guitar. Some sad news to share with you. The church will be sold next year and we will be looking for a new venue. We will continue to utilize Fellowship hall at the church until we find a new venue. 

PGS desires to grow and continue to support the classical guitar community.

We cannot do that without your support. Please consider making a donation to PGS during our annual fundraising event. Please come and enjoy the concert this Sunday.

Making a charitable donation is as easy as clicking on the link I have provided below. You can donate directly to the PGS using PayPal. You can also make a donation at one of our concerts.  

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We will end our week of fundraising Sunday April 14

hosting a concert with Ana Maria Iordache.


Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm at First Church UCC, 1407 N 2nd Street.

Born in Bucharest, Ana Maria Iordache is one of the most outstanding

Romanian classical guitarists of her generation.

She is a laureate of multiple prestigious international guitar

competitions, receiving first prize in the “Texas Guitar Competition” (USA), “Festival

Internacional de Guitarra de Madrid”, Festival Internacional “Arroyo de la Luz”, “Certamen

Llobet” (Spain), “Classical Guitar International Competition Sinaia - România”, ̈Eduard

Pamfil ̈ , ̈Maeştrii Chitarei ̈ (Romania).


Ana Maria has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Latin America

(Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico) and Europe (Romania, Spain,

France and Germany).

At the age of 14 she made her debut with the Tirgu Mures

Philharmonic at the International Classical Guitar Festival Tirgu Mures in Romania. Her

work as a performer includes several chamber music projects: guitar duos, trios and

quartets, as well as ensembles with other instruments.

In November 2019 she was

featured in the performance of the Concierto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo for guitar quartet

and orchestra within the first Alumni Congress of Alicante, Spain. She was also invited in

several editions to perform for the “Science Lectures” program at the Centennial Hall

(USA) for a public of aprox. 2000 people.


In 2017 Ana Maria released her debut album “Reverie” recorded with the Romanian label

E&E Music Production, where she presents some of the most renown classical guitar

works by A. Barrios Mangoré, M. Llobet, E. Granados and I. Albéniz.


Ana Maria began playing the guitar at the age of six with Eugen Mang and received her

Bachelor in Music Performance within the National University of Music in Bucharest under

the tutelage of Conf. Dr. Catalin Stefanescu- Patrascu.


In June 2018 she graduated with

honours “Cum Laude” from the Master in Classical Guitar Performance Alicante, Spain, a

program where she studied with most acclaimed artists such as David Russell, Sergio

Assad, Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Pepe Romero, Ignacio Rodes, Ricardo Gallén.

After receiving her second Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona, she is currently

pursuing the title of Doctor of Musical Arts within the same university with Tom Patterson

and artists in residence David Russell, Sergio and Odair Assad.


Through music we learn about different cultures. Through other musicians we learn about our cultural differences. It is the music that brings us together and gives us opportunities to learn from each other. 


Music is what color sounds like. 


Please donate to the Phoenix Guitar Society, without you we cannot exist.

The event will take place at the 

First Church UCC Phoenix,

1407 N 2ND ST 

(Downtown Phoenix, one block south of McDowell)

PGS is a non-profit charitable organization, we need your support to continue to provide such great music through our Guest Artist Series. We ask that you please consider making a donation of $10 at the door.

Upcoming PGS Guest Artist Series


Sunday, April  14, 2:00 pm

Ana Maria Iordache, Classical Guitarist from Tucson. 

Ana Maria is a DMA student at the University of Arizona.

Spring 2024 Guitar Events


Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm

    Glendale Community College, Guitar Ensembles

GCC Performing Arts Center, Free Admission

The Phoenix Guitar Society is pleased to host live performances at

 First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N. 2nd Street Phoenix, Az. 85004.

We will be in Fellowship Hall inside the church.

PGS COVID and Mask Policy:

The Phoenix Guitar Society has developed a statement regarding COVID-19 and Mask requirements. 


    The CDC is not recommending wearing a mask at an indoor event in Maricopa County, PGS will not require wearing a mask or proof of vaccination, to our events at this time. 


    You are always welcome to wear a mask if you desire to do so. PGS will have a box of mask at the door for our indoor events. 


    This policy is subject to change based on community health and safety conditions.  The Phoenix Guitar Society continues to follow guidance from the CDC, Maricopa County Health Department and other recognized health advisors. 

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First Church UCC, 1407 N. 2nd Street Phoenix, Az. 85004

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