- Featured: Michael Anthony Nigro
- Release Date: 2/19/2008
REVIEWS OF GUITAR SUDAMERICANA 'Nigro presents a successful album with an exciting interpretation of Insectos, Pajaros y Nubes by composer Jose Luis Merlin. Acoustic Guitar 'Today, your CD arrived. I ordered it less than a week ago. As I am mailing you now, I am listening to it and I already love it! Your repertoire is just my kind of music: M.D. Pujol, Cardoso, Merlin, Villa-Lobos. Can't get enough of them. I hope that your CD will further your career. At least, you have one fan in The Netherlands and I hope, more will follow. Erik Zurcher -The Hague, The Netherlands Né en 1971, le guitariste Michael Anthony Nigro est Bachelor of Music de la prestigieuse Indiana University School of Music. A la California State University, il a travaillé avec David Grimes. Son premier enregistrement était un hommage à Piazzolla et à la musique d'Argentine. Guitar Sudamericana présente des compositeurs originaires pour la plupart du même pays. Le programme sort des sentiers battus et ce choix est allié à une belle sonorité de guitare. Très agréable récital. La Media Theque - Belgium Michael Anthony Nigro showed an interest in the guitar at an early age and began playing by the age of 12. After several years of lessons with local teachers and self-study, he attended the prestigious Indiana University School of Music where he graduated with his Bachelor of Music Degree in 2000 under the direction of Ernesto Bitetti. After moving back to his native Southern California, he attended California State University, Fullerton and earned a Master of Music degree under the tutelage of David Grimes. Michael Anthony Nigro's debut recording, "Homage to Piazzolla; Argentine Dances, Songs, and Rhythms," is released on the label, Music & Arts. The American Record Guide stated, "Nigro has a big sound, a smooth tone, and sure-footed interpretive instincts." His latest CD, "Guitar Sudamericana," is released on the Austrian label, Balcon Records and features guitar works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro, Adolfo Luna, Jose Luis Merlin, and many others. As a performer and teacher, Michael has played concerts and masterclasses at many esteemed colleges which include Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Marlyhurst College in Portland, Oregon, William Jessup University in Rocklin, California and many others. Michael is an active member of the guitar community; he is co-founder of the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, independent reviewer of new music publications for Soundboard Magazine, and sought after teacher and performer. In January 2006, Michael joined the faculty at Vanguard University of Southern California where he teaches private guitar, class guitar, and guitar ensemble. Mr. Nigro is endorsed by Savarez Strings.
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