U.S. Classic Guitar First Virtual Concert With Grammy-Winner Jason Vieaux was a huge success! September 03 2020
U.S. Classic Guitar presented their first virtual concert of the U.S. International Guitar Series 2019-2020 season grand finale featuring Grammy-Winner Jason Vieaux which was a success and next on Saturday, September 12 at 1 PM (PST) will be a virtual master class for legendary guitarist Eliot Fisk followed by a concert on Sunday, September 13 at 4 PM (PST) from his home in Boston where he will perform solos and duets with his lovely wife Zaira Meneses presenting a different program than their recent highly acclaimed recital performed at the online Gfest.
Eliot Fisk is known worldwide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. After nearly 50 years before the public he remains as his mentor Andres Segovia once wrote, “at the top line of our artistic world.” Eliot Fisk was the last direct pupil of Andres Segovia and also studied interpretation with the legendary harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick at Yale University, from which he graduated “summa cum laude” in 1976, and where, directly following his own graduation in 1977, he founded the guitar department at the Yale School of Music.
Zaira Meneses is hailed by the New York Times as: "a captivating edge full of colors and feelings" and is recognized as the first female Mexican classical guitarist with a successful career as a soloist, teacher, and director in the USA. She was also the first female guitarist to record a new 45-minute album of J.S. BACH compositions where she includes her own guitar transcription of the well-known Partita No.2 in D minor.
Check out this interview with Eliot Fisk, Zaira Meneses, and U.S. Classic Guitar President William jenks.