Michael Kudirka (guitar) opens EUROMicroFest 2019 on Friday, May 24th, 20:00.

Michael Kudirka – guitar

EUROMicroFest 2019. Friday, May 24th, 20:00.

Elisabeth Schneider Stiftung. Freiburg im Breisgau​, Germany.



  • 1⁄4-comma Meantone Tuning

Francesco Canova da Milano (1497-1543)

Fantasias from the libro terzo (pub. posth. 1562) Fantasia 2 (N 31) Fantasia 10 (N 13) Fantasia 6 (N 35) Fantasia 5 (N 33) Fantasia 11 (N 38)

John Dowland (1563-1626)

Four Lute Pieces Lachrimae (P 15)

Forlorn Hope Fancy (P 2)
Semper Dowland Semper Dolens (P 9) Mr. John Langton’s Pavan (P 14)

  • 1⁄5-syntonic comma Continuo (Werckmeister 1698)

 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996

Praeludio, Allemande, Courante  Sarabande,  Bourrée, Giga

  • 12-TET with 1⁄3-tones and 1⁄4-tones

Jeffrey Holmes (b. 1971)

Draumr [Dreams] (2013)
I. Svarti Sæ [Black Sea] II. Blakkr Straumr [Dark Current] III. Svalbarð [The Cold Edge]

  • Temperament Ordinaire (Jean-Philippe Rameau, 1726)

Bryan Johanson (b. 1955)

I. Two Gizmos (2018) I Presto, ma realistico; II. Allegro vivo

  • 11-Limit Just Intonation (Lou Harrison and William Slye, 2001)

Dusan Bogdanovic (b. 1955)

Village Music (2004)  I. quasi improvvisando; II. Moderato ritmico


Michael Kudirka is a classical guitarist with many interests including collaborations with living composers, chamber music with guitar, and historical performance practice on lute and theorbo. Performing internationally throughout Europe, Asia, and North America he has appeared in many notable concert series, including Other Minds 8, the 43rd Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Montreal’s “Musique Contemporaine”, Portland Guitar Festival, Guitar Foundation of America 2011 International Convention, Jacaranda “Music at the Edge”, and the L.A. Philharmonic’s “Minimalist Jukebox”, among many others. He has won first prize at several major guitar competitions including the 2000 Portland International Guitar Competition, the American String Teachers Association Competition, the Pacific Guitar Competition, and the University of Southern California Concerto Competition. He has won grants from the Theodor Presser Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the American Composer’s Forum and has held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Southern California, and Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Michael Kudirka is sponsored by D’Addario and Augustine strings.


with grateful support from Carl-Schurz-Haus:

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