CALLAWAY, Md. – Mark Edwards is stuck in Amsterdam on his way back home to Baltimore from and extensive engagement in Moscow Russia. Thanks to the help from the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society we were able to get Fang Yuan, to fill his headlining position at the concert and workshop.
Fang Yuan is an active guitarist in the United States and abroad. She was the recipient of the Graduate Assistant Scholarship award at the Peabody Conservatory, was the recipient of the Renmin scholarship award at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, and won the First Prize at Qingdao National Guitar Competition. Fang’s performance also appeared in the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Qingdao International Guitar Festival and Japan International Guitar Festival. In 2017, she was invited to the Chinese Embassy, celebrated the Chinese New Year with ambassador Pan Tiankai.
When Fang’s performance career and teaching career was going well in China, she got an opportunity to study with world renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco. She decided to give up the life in China, and move to United States, for perusing the highest level’s education on guitar performance. From 2013-2017, Fang received her Master and GDP degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. At Peabody Conservatory, she also had the opportunity to study with a list of world class guitarist including David Russell, Pepe Romero, Sharon Isbin, Sergio Assad, Marcin Dylla.
Fang has been teaching guitar for over one of third of her life. At Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she was the only one selected in charge of teaching guitar minor students. From 2009-2012, Fang was the director of Bosi Music School in China. She developed strong background in music education, including general music management for over 100 students, and teaching a great number of guitar students in different levels, from beginner to performance level. Her students have won guitar competitions and perform in the music festivals, such as Qingdao Young Artist Music Festival, and Shanghai Young Students Instrumental Showcase. Fang currently holds guitar instructor position at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Come with your guitar on March 10th at 2 PM to 4 PM for the Guitar Workshop with Fan Yuan and stay around for the Guitar Concert and Art Show at 7 PM to 11:30 PM. All ages are welcome. The festival will be held at the 5 South Event Center, 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, Maryland 20620. The festival is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. For further information, go to www.PJMA.info or call 240-925-8659.