- (Corey Whitehead)
- Format: CD
Douze Cordes Guitar Duo at Strathmore Mansion, July 28th, 2005 (Washington Post Review) 'The most interesting and rhythmically exciting music-making came in the second half of the program in Turina's 'Rafaga' played as a solo by Whitehead; in two pieces by Bonfa that Bard played with considerable intensity; and in a flamboyant Flamenco dance by Baliardo delivered by the duo with compelling energy.' Joan Reinthaler, The Washington Post, July 30th, 2005. Dr. Corey Whitehead has performed on television, radio and in concert halls in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia to critical acclaim. He has has performed as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State on three occasions with his guitar duo Douze Cordes. They were the first Americans to perform in Kuwait after September 11th, 2001. He has given performances for the Kennedy Center Millennium Series (three times), Chitarra Imperia Italia (2001,2003), Casa Thomas Jefferson (Brasilia, Brazil), Club de Jazz de Santiago (Chile), Strathmore Hall (Bethesda, Maryland), The California Guitar Panorama (2003-2005), the Washington D.C. Guitar Society, The Columbus State Guitar Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and the Musee de la Musique in Paris, France just to name a few. His duo Douze Cordes have performed in the U.S.A. for fourteen U.S. Senators, and for Royalty and dignitaries in Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen. Corey has been appointed to the Guitarist-Lecturer position at California State University, Fresno where has been teaching Flamenco, and Classical guitar performance during the sabbatical terms of one of the greatest guitarists of all time; the incomparable Maestro Juan Serrano, and has since assumed his duties at CSU, Fresno. He has studied Flamenco guitar privately with Juan Serrano and at the Curso Flamenco XIV with Gerardo Nuñez.