About Samuel Hines
Samuel Hines, 27, is an award-winning guitarist from Southern California. He obtained his bachelor of music from Vanguard University with Michael Nigro and a master of music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with René Izquierdo. He has also performed for many of today's greatest artists of classical guitar, including David Russell, Christopher Parkening, Judicaël Perroy, SoloDuo, the Romeros, and the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
Praised for "virtuosity and deep musical interpretation," Hines was a guest artist at festivals in California, Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin this past year. Besides having a busy performance schedule, Hines is also a frequent competitor, winning prizes in more than 25 competitions throughout the United States and Canada. He recently won 1st prize at the 2017 Florida Guitar Festival, 1st prize at the 2017 East Carolina University Solo Guitar Festival, 1st prize at the 2015 Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition, 2nd prize at the 2017 and 2018 Louisville Solo Artist Guitar Competition, 2nd prize at the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival, and 3rd prize at the 2015 Montreal Guitar Festival.
Hines was also one of five American competitors at the 2012 Parkening International Guitar Competition and one of two selected for the 2015 Parkening Competition. Hines now lives in Mora, Minnesota.