Pleasing personalities put the icing on this cake and make Silver & Spruce a good choice for a concert series, wedding ceremony music or quiet romantic dinner music. One of two exceptional guitarists: Craig Goodwin or Sean Ferguson joins with Rodolfo Vázquez, former first chair flutist with the Mexico City Orchestra to make this a most compelling musical choice.
Rodolfo Vázquez, flutist, is former professor of flute at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and principal flute with the Orquesta Filarmónica del Conservatorio Nacional de Música both in México City and the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, México. He has been touring as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles in the United States, México, England and Switzerland. Rodolfo is music director of Vázquez & Ferguson (Silver & Spruce) and El Cálido Viento. He has been awarded three times by the Ohio Arts Council and three times by the Greater Columbus Arts Council for CD recordings of Latin American, classical, original music and for chamber music recitals in Franklin County. He has studied with the world renowned Irish flutist James Galway who wrote of Rodolfo: “Your music is charming and beautifully played.” In August 2006 he participated in Sir James Galway’s Masterclass in Interlaken, Switzerland performing with the James Galway Flute Choir. Sir James commented in January 2007: “The class in Interlaken was the best I have ever heard as a teacher or performer and your wonderful playing is still a very vivid memory.” He is a musician-in-residence at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Rodolfo taught flute at the Ohio State University CAP program for nine years and he is chairman of the Ohio Hispanic Fine Arts Association, an organization that promotes Latino arts in Ohio.
Sean Ferguson, guitarist, holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Music from the Ohio State University, where he studied classical guitar and music history. He also received a Master’s degree in Librarianship from Kent State University. Sean studied classical guitar with John Leonard and Peter Segal at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has performed in masterclasses with the noted guitarists Stephen Aron, Philip DeFremery, Nicholas Goluses, Oscar Ghiglia and Joshua Rifkin. A winner of the WFLN Radio Young Instrumentalists Competition in Philadelphia, he has performed actively on modern and historical guitars and lutes as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, including appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Young People Concert Series, Opera/Columbus and the Philadelphia and Columbus Guitar Societies. Sean and Rodolfo have been performing together for more than twelve years.
“Sean is a player with perfect blend of technical facility and interpretative style.”
– Columbus Guitar Society News