New York Debut of Exceptional Emerging Guitarists
The D’Addario Foundation presents a program of contrasting guitar styles feature flamenco wizard Grisha Goryachev and award winning Italian classical guitarist Andrea De Vitis.
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.
Grisha strives to keep alive older flamenco masterpieces that now exist only on records, by performing them in concerts. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical guitar.
A firm believer in exposing the young generations to the beauty of classical and flamenco guitar, he likes to include outreach performances and workshops at schools as part of his concert tours. Grisha’s YouTube videos have collected over two million views and many notable comments. This is Grisha’s first time performing in New York.
Andrea De Vitis
Andrea De Vitis is considered one of the most talented guitarist of his generation. Born in Rome in 1985, he began his musical studies in Rome with Marco Cerroni; he graduated with honors from the Perugia Conservatoire in the class of Leonardo De Angelis. He continued his studies at Segovia Guitar Academy (Pordenone, Italy) with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano Del Sal. He has performed in prestigious concert halls all over the world (USA, Russia, Spain, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic) and his recitals have been acclaimed by audience and press. He regularly plays with orchestras such as Aukso Kameralna (Poland), Anima Musicae (Hungary), Orchestra Classica di Alessandria (Italy). This is Andrea’s first time performing in New York.
The D'Addario Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit providing debut performance opportunities to some of the most talented young artists in the world today. Proceeds from performances go to support the hundreds of community based not-for-profit music education programs that bring music instruction back into impoverished areas and use immersive music instruction as a vehicle for positive social and academic development.
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