Marco Sartor

The prize-winning young Uruguayan phenomenon and Grammy-nominated recording artist

“Consummate skill, sparkling technique, and cleanly executed embellishments… a sizzling example of sterling talent” — The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 7:30 PM

The Diller-Quaile School of Music
24 East 95th Street
New York

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SCARLATTI Three Sonatas
CARLEVARO Preludios Americanos
AGUADO Rondó Brillante, Op. 2, No. 2
BACH Suite, BWV 997
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Two pieces from Platero y Yo, Op. 190
BROQUA Zamba Romántica
FLEURY Real de Guitarreros
PIAZZOLLA Primavera Porteña

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.