photo by Peter Schaaf
Dr. Connie Sheu is a performer, teacher, and advocate of classical guitar. She has been hailed by the New York Sun as “excellent, ruminative... scholarly" and in Soundboard magazine as “a superb character player.” According to Classical Guitar Magazine, “Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist.”
Past performances have brought her to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, 92nd StY, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; venues in Moldova, Italy, Hungary; and across the United States. She was a featured performer at the Guitar Foundation of American 2012 Convention, the 2014 New York Guitar Festival, and has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the American String Teacher’s Association Competition, San Jose Young Artist Competition, and the Donald Miller Guitar Concerto Competition.
Connie studied U.S. History and Music at Columbia University, and earned a Master of Music from the Juilliard School. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California under William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero. She also studied under scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Oscar Ghiglia in Siena, Italy.
Connie serves as Tour and Communications Director for the Guitar Foundation of America and teaches at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. She is currently performing a truly unique program featuring original works for guitar written by female composers. Her newest album, The Woman's Voice: Original Music for Guitar by Female Composers is available for purchase on her website at www.conniesheu.com and various online music services.