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Eliot Fisk

About this Artist

A creative innovator linked to the great romantic tradition of the past, guitarist ELIOT FISK is one of the most exciting and unique artists before the public today. Fisk has performed to dazzling critical and public acclaim in recital, as soloist with major orchestras, and in a wide variety of chamber music combinations in most of the great concert halls of the world.

Fisk has expanded the repertoire for the guitar enormously through countless ground-breaking transcriptions of works by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Paganini, and others as well as through commissions from leading composers as varied as Luciano Berio, Leonardo Balada, Robert Beaser, William Bolcom, Xavier Montsalvatge, Nicholas Maw, George Rochberg, and Kurt Schwertsik. His numerous transcriptions and editions are published by Universal, Presser, Ricordi, and Guitar Solo Publications.

Upcoming projects include the premiere of a new Quintet for guitar and strings by Leonardo Balada with the Miro String Quartet; the premiere of a new guitar concerto by Robert Beaser; and a coast to coast tour of the US resulting in a duo CD with flamenco guitar great Paco Peña.

Eliot Fisk was the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia and also studied interpretation under the legendary harpsichordist, Ralph Kirkpatrick, at Yale University from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1976. Fisk devotes considerable energy to teaching. He is Professor at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he teaches in 5 different languages, and in Boston at the New England Conservatory of Music. Fisk has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society, DG, Arabesque, and EMI.