MUSICA ANTIQUA CONCERT January 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the CWU Music Department Recital Hall in Ellensburg, WA, and January 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Fire On Main gallery in Soap Lake, WA.


An evening of early 19th-century chamber music including the guitar.  Neil and Tamara Caulkins will be joined by Hal Ott (flute), Jeff Snedeker (horn), and John Michel (cello) for performances of works by Henry, Dickhut, Burgmuller, and Carulli. Admission to the Ellensburg performance is free, and to the performance in Soap Lake is by donation.

Guitar in the Gallery Presents: Angelito Agcaoili, Sunday, May 6, 2:00 pm, 2018

shapeimage_3Angelito Agcaoili, Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00pm
Gallery One, 408 N Pearl, Ellensburg WA, Admission by donation

ANGELITO AGCAOILI studied guitar under the tutelage of Mario Rodriguez at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, with Jose Luis Rodrigo at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Madrid, Spain and in the U.S. with Elliot Frank at East Carolina University and Frank Koonce at Arizona State University. He has also participated as a performer in the workshops and master classes conducted by world-renowned guitarists such as Leo Brouwer, Jose Tomas, John Williams and David Russell.

A prize winner in guitar competitions in the Philippines (1st prize at the Concurso de Guitarra del Centro Cultural de España en Manila and 3rd prize and Honorable Mention at the National Music Competitions for Young Artists), Angelito Agcaoili has also been the recipient of several scholarship awards including grants from the Spanish government through the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional and from the Young Artists Foundation of the Philippines.

His work and research on the guitar music of the Philippines has been steadily gaining recognition. He has premiered the guitar works of Filipino composers such as Bayani de Leon, Lucrecia Kasilag, Antonio Pahang, Jose Valdez and Angel Peña. Many of these compositions were either commissioned by him or dedicated and written for him.

Mr. Agcaoili has been featured in solo and chamber music recitals in the Philippines, Spain, Canada and the United States of America.

Neil and Tamara Caulkins started the Guitar in the Gallery Series in 2016 to present classical guitar music in the intimate and acoustically resonant Evelith Green gallery on the third floor of Gallery One. We are deeply appreciative of the internationally-recognized artists who have come from all over the world to share their music. We would also like to thank the community members who have supported this series with donations and enthusiastic attendance. Assistance from Gallery One board and staff, particularly Monica Miller, Renee Adams and Clay Maer has been invaluable in making this concert series possible. We are also grateful to Laughing Horse Foundation for a start-up grant.


Caulkins Guitar Duo to Perform Nineteenth-Century Guitar Duets as part of NW Guitar Festival, April 6th.


Tamara and Neil will perform the following program on period instruments on April 6th, in Spokane WA as part of the NW Guitar Festival.  For more information, go to

Tamara & Neil Caulkins

19th Century Classical Guitar Duets


Allegro Moderato, Op. 21                               (Benigne) Henry (fl. 1818)




Duet # Three, Op. 34                                         Antoine de Lhoyer (1768-1852)

            Allegreto Moderato

            Andante Sostenuto

            Rondo Allegro


Caprice                                                                A.H. Varlet (fl. 1821)


Mr. and Mrs. Caulkins’ playing has been described as “altogether exciting!” (by Fanfare, New Jersey), “a striking debut album” (by Guitar Review, New York), and as A well-matched team(by Guitar International, Wiltshire, England). Their scholarly publications have been published in the US, England, Japan, and Germany. They studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain and hold Master of Music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The duo has commissioned several new works for two guitars including Three Cherokee Legends by Sarah Pierce, Kootenai East, Op. 56 by Michael E. Young, Pentamerisms by Michael Daugherty, and Water Leaves by Bruce Reiprich.

They are currently bringing the nineteenth-century repertoire to life through research in archival sources and a study of historically informed performance practices. Neil plays a replica, built by Scot Tremblay, of a seven string guitar made in Mirecourt, France in 1840, and Tamara plays an original anonymous French instrument from about 1825.