2017 PerformanceJune 3, 1.15 pm – Whitianga Town Hall
June 4, 1.15 pm – Whitianga Hotel
For more than 30 years, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur.
In addition to his concert performances, he offers a wide range of music education seminars for mature and young players.
Richard honed his skills both as a performer and composer during the late 1970’s at the University of Alabama, playing the local coffeehouse circuit while pursing degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music. He later joined the world of flight simulation design, telemetry and satellite systems.
In the 1980’s he went to Florida where he released his first LP recording. He left corporate life to teach and perform full time in a career that has propelled him into an international music arena.
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