Sacramento Guitar Society presents guitarist ELIOT FISK in a matinee concert at First United Methodist Church in Midtown Sacramento Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3 pm. A true guitar hero, Fisk closes the Society's 2014-15 season.
The legendary Andrés Segovia called Eliot Fisk " one of the most brilliant, intelligent and gifted young musical artists of our times, not only amongst guitarists but in all the general field of instrumentalists. His clear and flexible technique, his noble style of interpreting the beauty of the classic compositions as well as the colorful music of today, put him at the top line of our artistic world."
Eliot Fisk is known worldwide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. Fisk was the last direct pupil of Segovia and also studied interpretation with the legendary harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick at Yale University, from which he graduated "summa cum laude" in 1976.
Described by one New York Times headline as a "Fiery Missionary to the Unconverted", Eliot Fisk is Professor at the Universitaet Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he teaches in 5 languages, and in Boston at the New England Conservatory.
Eliot Fisk has revolutionized the guitar repertoire with innumerable transcriptions (including works by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Paganini, Schubert and Albeniz) and through works dedicated to him by composers as varied as Luciano Berio, Leonardo Balada, Robert Beaser, Nicholas Maw, George Rochberg, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Kurt Schwertsik.
The Atlanta Journal noted, "Eliot Fisk proved once more that he is a connoisseur's guitarist. His programming is invariably imaginative, his technique effortlessIf you didn't know better, you'd think playing the guitar was easy."
In June 2006, King Juan Carlos of Spain, awarded Fisk the "Cruz de Isabel la Catolica" for his service to the cause of Spanish music. Earlier recipients of this honor included Andres Segovia and Yehudi Menuhin.
Eliot Fisk is Founder and Artistic Director of Boston GuitarFest an annual cross- disciplinary and cross- cultural extravaganza co-sponsored by the New England Conservatory and Northeastern University and now in its 8th consecutive year.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness the highest level of nylon-string artistry in a beautiful environment on a Sunday afternoon. Reserve seats now for yourself and friends. General or premium seating is available.