From Washington DC to Rio de Janeiro, from Lima to Madrid, critics have hailed Gordon Kreplin’s performances as “… transcendent …”, “… making magic …”, and “… exploiting the guitar’s expressive possibilities.”

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Performance and Recording Career Highlights

Kreplin has performed throughout the US, Spain, Portugal and South America. Critics and audiences alike have experienced his performances as having an easy warmth.  His performances in Spain and South America were sponsored by the United States Information Service (USIS). Kreplin received an A+ rating from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and USIS for touring abroad.

Kreplin’s teachers have included Jose Tomas at the Oscar Espla Conservatory (where he studied for two years), Andres Segovia at Musica de Compostela, and John Marlow at American University.

Kreplin served for four years in the North Carolina Visiting Artist program. He has taught at various universities in the U.S. and in Portugal at El Conservatorio de Horta on the island of Faial.

Sample of an original work written for Gordon by Robert Powell

After establishing Ascencion Recordings, Inc. in 1995, Gordon and his wife Cathy recorded and released several location recordings. Their work received airplay on 600+ radio stations worldwide.


Photography Career Highlights

In 1989, Kreplin added a second artistic career: photography. Since that time he has gained national recognition as a photographer, having won several awards from Kodak, LexJet and ASP. He was granted status as an international judge for Professional Photographers of American (PPA), and has himself won five PPA medals in international competition.

Kreplin’s combined passion for music and imaging creates powerful musical storytelling.

Black and white photograhic image of an internal stairway, by photographer Gordon Kreplin.

Click the stairway to enjoy a collection of award-winning images.


Teaching Career Highlights

Kreplin served for four years in the North Carolina Visiting Artist program. He has taught at various universities in the U.S., and in Portugal at El Conservatorio de Horta on the island of Faial. Gordon is Co-Owner and Co-Director of Ascencion Music Academy, an independent studio music on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Writing Career Highlights

Gordon Fox Kreplin – multimedia artist.

Gordon Kreplin is a concert and recording artist, photographer, author and teacher. Critics have hailed his performances as " masterful, transcendent, organic, and limpidly beautiful." Throughout his artistic career, Gordon has found common elements of rhythm, form and color in music, imaging and poetry. These passions have shaped an artistic curiosity that reveals itself in the music, writing and photography found here.

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