December 2016 Meeting: Marco Sartor

Abel Carlevaro’s Instrumental Technique
Abel Carlevaro (1916–2001) had a remarkable and multi-faceted career as a performer, composer and pedagogue. In the year of his 100th anniversary, Marco Sartor will discuss the concepts laid out in Carlevaro’s revolutionary School of Guitar, Exposition of Instrumental Theory and their deployment in Villa-Lobos’ Twelve Studies. With a hands-on approach, Mr. Sartor will share strategies to greatly benefit from Carlevaro’s four Cuadernos and his series of Microestudios.

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests, and are supported by a generous grant from the D’Addario Foundation.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center
311 West 43rd Street, 8th floor, between 8th and 9th Ave. (map)
New York City

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Sartor is a top prize winner in numerous international competitions, and has performed solo and chamber music recitals in three continents to critical and public acclaim. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Allentown Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, and SODRE in Uruguay.

His debut solo recording for Fleur de Son Classics, Red, has received rave reviews and been broadcast on national radio. Marco is also featured on Marc Regnier’s Grammy-nominated album Radamés Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works for Guitar on Dorian Sono Luminus, and the recently released Tempo do Brasil on Reference Recordings.

Marco has been invited to give masterclasses in universities and conservatories in the United States, Uruguay, and Argentina. He has started the guitar programs at the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School in Pittsburgh and the Charleston Academy of Music in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently directs the guitar program of the “System of Youth and Children Orchestras” in Uruguay.

Marco has completed the highly selective Master of Musical Arts program (Doctoral Residency) at Yale University, earning the Friedmann Prize for his thesis on Tango and its deployment in contemporary works. He also received degrees from the College of Charleston and Carnegie Mellon University. His former teachers include Robert Ravera, Mario Payssé, and Eduardo Fernández in Uruguay, and Marc Regnier, James Ferla, and Benjamin Verdery in the United States.