Formed in 2008, the TxGQ is hailed as “impeccable in every respect” by Classical Guitar Magazine. Throughout the United States, Central America, Spain and China, audiences embrace the foursome for their daring programs, dazzling virtuosity and joyful music making.
Performing with the Texas Guitar Quartet will be Tarleton’s Dr. Brian Walker on flugelhorn and Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Dr. Julee Walker on flute.
The TxGQ has been featured in concertos with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Bach and Nicaraguan Youth Symphony, Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra and the Abilene Philharmonic.
Members of the quartet are Drs. Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Jay Kacherski and Alejandro Montiel.
Bustos is director of guitar studies at Texas A&M University and directs the TAMU International Guitar Symposium and Competition.
Dotson has taught for the renowned guitar program at the University of Texas at Brownsville and is presently teaching at Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Kacherski is on the guitar faculty at Loyola University, the University of New Orleans and McNeese State University, as well as the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He is an associate editor for Soundboard magazine, director of the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra Guitar Program, a reviewer for the American String Teacher journal and associate artistic director of the “Classical Minds” International Guitar Festival in Houston.
In addition to performing, arranging and recording, Montiel directs the guitar programs at Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College.
The group has been part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster since 2010.