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Hannah Murphy and Phil Goldenberg, Classical Guitarists

January 12 @ 2:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey welcomes classical guitarists Hannah Murphy and Phil Goldenberg back to the 1867 Sanctuary to perform a wide variety of Classical guitar solo and duo music spanning from classical to modern day.

Performing as a guitar soloist, Phil Goldenberg has played in numerous festivals and recital halls across the United States. Most recently, Phil was awarded the 1st prize at the Charlottesville International Classical Guitar Competition, receiving a near perfect score for his performance of Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tárrega.

Earlier this year, Phil won the first prize – Peter Segal Award – in the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar International Competition. Judges remarked on his “considerable sense of drama and varied color and dynamic range,” as well as his sense of “pleasing calm, juxtaposed by moments of technical brilliance.”

In 2015, Phil was a fellowship recipient at the Crown of the Continent guitar festival in Bigfork, Montana after winning first prize in the James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition. At that festival, he gave solo concerts and workshops, and collaborated with top musicians across all genres.

Phil also plays in a guitar duo with his wife, Hannah Murphy, who is one of the most popular young guitarists of her generation.

After studying with Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andrés Segovia, and graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance, Mr. Goldenberg went on to receive a Master of Music degree in guitar performance with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux. Phil is currently enrolled at the Mannes School of Music, studying toward the Professional Studies Diploma as a scholarship student with international performing artist Michael Newman.

Hannah Murphy is an active performer and teacher based in New York City. She holds a Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Mannes School of Music in New York City, where she studied with international concert artist Michael Newman. She achieved her Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Rowan University in New Jersey while studying with Kathleen Mayes and Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andres Segovia.

Ms. Murphy has been a featured performer at the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, Lincoln Center, and the Raritan River Music Residency Program. In the summer of 2019 she was awarded a fellowship to participate and give concerts in Italy as part of the Lanciano International Guitar Seminar. While there she performed in masterclasses with top teachers as well as giving concerts throughout the Abruzzo region. She is also a passionate guitar teacher, with certification in the Suzuki Guitar Method.

Ms. Murphy plays both solo concerts and in a classical guitar duo with Phil Goldenberg.

Ms. Murphy plays a guitar made by David J. Pace and uses Augustine guitar strings.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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January 12
2:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map