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Hear a real-life guitar hero

Guitar legend Pepe Romero holds a masterclass at UVic this week. - Submitted photo
Guitar legend Pepe Romero holds a masterclass at UVic this week.
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Legendary guitarist Pepe Romero, one of the world’s premiere classical guitarists, will mentor students at the University of Victoria this week.

With performances around the globe, Spanish knighthood, accolades from the Vatican and U.S. presidential administrations, Romero is a superstar of classical music.

In a special masterclass from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, four talented UVic guitarists will perform for Romero, who holds an honourary doctorate from the university, followed by a brief Q&A session. The class will be held in the David Lam Auditorium, Rm. A144. Admission is free.

On Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Romero will give a performance at the First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., with UVic faculty guitarist, Alexander Dunn, (whom Romero taught and mentored) along with several guests. For more information go to victoriaguitarsociety.ca.

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