Welcome to MHCGS

The Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society was formed in February of 2010 by guitarists Russell Austin, Gregory Dinger, and David Temple, and luthier William Kramer-Harrison.
Our Mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of the classical guitar in our community and to share and enjoy the music of the classical guitar.
MHCGS meets about six times each year at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff, New York.
We host performing artists, master classes, lectures, and theme programs in which guitarists from the Hudson Valley region are invited to perform.
MHCGS is also a social and professional network for guitarists and lovers of the guitar. We invite everyone to participate.
MHCGS is a not for profit organization (501c3) operating under fiscal sponsorship of Arts Mid-Hudson Inc. formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council.

Schedule of Events

MHCGS Presents: Music of France

Our theme program this year features society members performing works by French composers: Robert de Visee, Debussy, Faure, Ravel and more.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 3pm
At Morton Memorial Library
Rhinecliff, NY
Admission: $10 at the door

November 11, 2018

Emerging Artist Concert

 Adam Hug and Congyi Zhang

Congyi Zhang is from Beijing, China, and is currently living in New York City. Congyi first learned to play classical guitar under his father’s instruction at age 8. He attended Central Conservatory of Music of China Middle School, graduated from Central Conservatory of Music of China in Beijing in 2016 with his Bachelor of Music degree, and is now a first year Master of Music scholarship student at Mannes School of Music in New York City. Congyi was a 2018 finalist in the 2018 JoAnne Falletta Guitar concerto Competition and was awarded the Grenier Prize.

Adam Hug is a classical guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City.
Adam holds a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City, where he was a scholarship student in the studio of Michael Newman. Adam holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance and graduated Sigma Cum Laude with an academic scholarship, also receiving the Joseph Turnau Graduation Award. Adam has also studied jazz guitar with Craig Boyd and Michael Belajonas, and he has performed in master classes conducted by Jorge Cabellero, Oren Fader, Rene Izquierdo, João Luiz, Gohar Vardanyan, and Fabio Zanon.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 3pm
At Morton Memorial Library
Rhinecliff, NY
Admission: $10 at the door