Trio Concerts

Kossler Trio5

     The Kossler Guitar Trio was formed in 2009.  The trio consists of William Kossler and two of his sons, Adam and John Kossler.  Their current program includes music from both classical and jazz genres.

 

Reviews

Great delivery! Wonderful arrangements, technically brilliant and musically moving.  This family has it all ~

David Stevenson, Head of Guitar Department, Clemson University

 

"Absolutely stunning performance.  Each player is excellent in his own right, but in combination, the trio truly shines."

Kevin Dollar

Director, Greensboro Guitar Festival (NC)

 

Bios


William Kossler, Guitar

     William Kossler is a gifted guitarist in demand internationally as both a teacher and performer. He holds Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of South Carolina where he studied with Christopher Berg.  William has placed as a finalist in regional and national competitions and received positive reviews for his compelling performances.  He is the author of several publications on guitar pedagogy and his articles have appeared in Soundboard (the Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America), The Suzuki Journal (the Journal of the Suzuki Association of the Americas) and several other publications.  He has conducted Long Term Artist Residencies with both the South Carolina and Tennessee Arts Commissions.  As a recipient of a Rotary International Scholarship he spent a year in Japan studying with pedagogue Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.  A co-author of the Suzuki Guitar Method, Mr. Kossler has conducted pedagogy workshops for guitarists throughout the United States, South America, Canada, Europe and Australia.  He currently Directs the Winston Salem Suzuki School in Winston-Salem with his wife Lauren, a violinist, he teaches guitar at Piedmont International University, and has served on the North Carolina Arts Council's Touring Artists Directory as a performer on the guitar, lute, and vihuela.

 

 Dr. Adam Kossler, Guitar

 

     “Virtuoso technique, beautiful sound and a sincere musicality” are terms music critics are using to describe guitarist Adam Kossler.   In addition to performing regularly as a solo artist, Adam joins his father William and brother John in both duo and trio concerts.

     Kossler is a top prizewinner in a number of national and international guitar competitions including the Boston Guitarfest, Columbus Guitar Symposium, East Carolina Guitar Competition, MANC Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Music Teacher National Association Competition, and the Appalachian Guitarfest Competition.  Kossler’s international performance career has taken him throughout the US, Canada and Central America.  He has been a featured artist with numerous concert series including the John E. Marlow Guitar Series (Bethesda, MD), Isle Newell Concert Series (Appalachicola, FL), and the Seven Hills Guitar Series (Tallahassee, FL) among many others. In 2015, his Marlow Guitar Series performance was aired in it’s entirety on Classical WETA’s weekly program, “Front Row Washington”. 

     In addition to his performance career, Kossler is also in demand as a teacher and clinician.  Recent engagements include The Denver Guitar Summit (Denver, CO), Festival Internacional Suzuki (Guatemala City, Guatemala), University of Alaska Guitar Festival (Anchorage, AK) Rantucci Guitar Festival (Buffalo, NY), and in 2015 Dr. Kossler was the featured Artist in Residence for Utah Classical Guitar (Salt Lake City, UT).

      In 2014, Kossler released his first solo recording,  Guitar Recital.  The album was received with enthusiasm by critics and audiences and was featured Tom Cole’s show, “The G String” on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington D.C. In 2015 Kossler released his second solo record.  Ekloge, an album of 20th century music, includes works by Joaquin Rodrigo, Manuel Maria Ponce and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, as well as his own new transcriptions of music by Jean Sibelius.

     Adam Kossler began his musical studies with his father William Kossler.  He went on to earn his BM degree at East Carolina University with Dr. Elliot Frank, his MM degree at Appalachian State University as a teaching assistant to Dr. Douglas James, and completed a DMA in Guitar Performance at Florida State University where he served as a teaching assistant to Bruce Holzman.

 

John Kossler, Guitar

     John Kossler started his guitar studies through the Suzuki Method with his father, William Kossler, at the age of four years old.  He eventually attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, North Carolina, studying under Joseph Pecoraro.  Placing in competitions such as the ECU Guitar Festival in Greenville, North Carolina, the Young Arts Festival in Miami, Florida, and the Music Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, John then attended Wake Forest University, studying under Patricia Dixon.  During his education at WFU, he performed in Europe in cities that include Milan, Italy and Postojna, Slovenia.  He also won the New York Artists International Competition for 2016, performing at Carnegie Hall.  John has just finished both his Masters Degrees in Guitar Performance and Masters Degree in Musical Arts with Ben Verdery at Yale University.  Along with writing and arranging music, he currently teaches and performs throughout the country as a soloist, also joining his father William and brother Adam in both duo and trio concerts.

 

For information concerning booking the Kossler Trio, contact

     William Kossler at wkossler “at” triad.rr.com

 

Adam and John Kossler can also be contacted for solo and duo bookings:

         Adam Kossler:   adamkossler "at" gmail.com

         John Kossler:   kossjw8 "at" gmail.com

 

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