Enjoy an evening of classical guitar by world-renowned guitarist Augustin Wiedemann on Jan. 26. The recital is set for 8 p.m. in Pitman Recital Hall of the Catlett Music Center on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. 

Wiedemann performed as a soloist in many of the European countries, the United States, South Korea, Russia and Cuba, as well as with diverse orchestras, including the Members of the Munich Philharmonic and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic. His chamber music partners include Anja Lechner, cello, and Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin. Alongside his classical concerts, Wiedemann also plays in the crossover-project “Classic meets Soul” with jazz singer and guitarist Kosho, a member of the most successful German hip hop/rockband “Söhne Mannheims.”

Wiedemann serves as professor for guitar and chamber music at the Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium in Feldkirch, Austria. Throughout his teaching career, he has taught guitar at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. 

Wiedemann earned several prestigious awards at the International Guitar Competition, held in Havanna, Cuba, in 1992. He was honored with the first Cultural Award for Young Artists by the city of Deggendorf; and in Munich, Germany he was awarded the Pasinger Art and Culture Prize in 2008.

Advance purchase tickets for the Wiedemann Classical Guitar Recital are $9 for adults and $5 for students, or $10 at the door. For tickets call (405) 325-4101 or visit the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 500 W. Boyd St. Norman. For accommodations, please call the box office at (405) 325-4101.

Parking is available in the Elm Avenue Parking Facility located adjacent to Catlett Music Center.

Caleb Slinkard was hired as the editor of the Norman Transcript in August of 2015. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce and previously was in charge of several newspapers in northeast Texas.