GIULIANIAD: The Music of Mauro Giuliani

by Jeffrey Cohan 4th June 2017


~ early music on period instruments on Whidbey Island and around the Salish Sea ~


WHAT:  GIULIANIAD: The Music of Mauro Giuliani

WHEN: Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 PM

WHERE:   St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at

                  5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland

ADMISSION:   suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free

                  will offering), 18 & under free

MORE INFO: please see

                  or call St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal

                  Church at (360) 331-4887


Giulianiad, the final 2017 Salish Sea Early Music Festival program, features works for flute and guitar by Mauro Giuliani on period instruments with John Schneiderman (Los Angeles) on the early 19th-century guitar and Jeffrey Cohan on an 8-keyed flute made in London in 1820 on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 PM at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. Please see


Clearly the most famous composer of music for flute and guitar still today, Mauro Giuliani was a phenomenal guitar virtuoso whose music is very rarely heard on the instruments with which he and his colleague Beethoven were familiar. These are considerably sweeter, more intimate and expressively nuanced than their modern equivalents. Giuliani composed the "cream" of the flute and guitar duo repertoire from Beethoven's time, which includes duos, serenades, divertimenti, marches, dances, and arrangements of opera melodies and other popular tunes of his day in variations and potpourris.


The Giulianiad was a journal for guitarists published in London a few years after Giuliani's death.




JOHN SCHNEIDERMAN early 19th-century guitar

A critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, John Schneiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars.  Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America. The young Schneiderman was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California before studying with British guitar pedagogue and author Frederick Noad, and at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, with the great modern pioneer of the baroque lute, Eugen Dombois.


A founder of the chamber ensembles Galanterie and The Czar’s Guitars, Mr. Schneiderman has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica and the American Bach Soloists among others.  His extensive discography, much of it rarely or never before recorded lute and guitar music, includes CDs on the Titanic, AudioQuest, Centaur, VGo, Profil:Edition Günter Hänssler and Dorian Sono Luminus labels.  Mr. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine and Irvine Valley College, and has been on the faculties of Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For further information please see



JEFFREY COHAN 8-keyed flute

Flutist Jeffrey Cohan has performed as soloist in 25 countries, both as a modern flutist and as one of few specialists on all transverse flutes from the Renaissance through the present. He is the only person to win both the Erwin Bodky Competition in Boston and the highest prize awarded in the Flanders Festival International Concours Musica Antiqua in Bruges, Belgium, two of the most prestigious awards in the United States and Europe for performers of early music.  His numerous prizes and awards include the First Prize in the Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards Competition, and a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music which sponsored his debut recital in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He is artistic director of the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Salish Sea Early Music Festival. For further information please see



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Sunday, 4th June 2017, 07:04pm.
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