Kevin Manderville is active as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and scholar. He has appeared in major cities and festivals throughout North America and Europe including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention, the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, the 2nd Acadia International Guitar Festival, and the New York Guitar Seminar, among others. He has won prizes in several international competitions, including first prize at the Concours International de Guitare de Lachine, second prize at the Rantucci International Guitar Competition and consecutive top prizes at the Columbus Guitar Symposium Competition. His debut CD, titled Through the Centuries, was released in the fall of 2010 on Clear Note.
Dr. Manderville holds degrees from Stetson University, where he studied with Stephen Robinson, and Florida State University, where he completed the Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman. In addition, he has studied in the master classes of some of today’s most prominent guitarists, including Sergio and Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Roland Dyens, Eliot Fisk, and Oscar Ghiglia. A dedicated teacher, Dr. Manderville has taught in many diverse settings from universities to community programs and serves on the Guitar Foundation of America’s Education Committee. He currently resides in Montgomery, Alabama, where he directs the classical guitar program at Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School and began teaching classical guitar at Huntingdon College in 2009.
Honors and Awards
Florida Artists Enhancement Grant, 2006
Fourth Prize, Columbus Guitar Symposium International Competition, 2006
Fourth Prize, Columbus Guitar Symposium International Competition, 2005
Second Prize, Rantucci International Guitar Competition, 2004
First Prize, Concours International de Guitare de Lachine, 2002
First Prize, Florida MTNA Collegiate Artists Competition, 1997
First Prize, FCCAA Collegiate Artists Competition, 1993