Jan. 8, 2013
-- Connecticut native, Neal Fitzpatrick is both an active soloist and chamber musician who studied extensively with jazz great Sal Salvador. Neal's concerts reflect a combination of extraordinary talent and exceptional charm where the music is majestic, often haunting, and always eclectic. In this concert Neal will enhance the audiences' musical appreciation with historical footnotes and personal insights into musical pieces by Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luis de Milan, Fernando Sor and more.
Neal Fitzpatrick has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. He has won numerous awards including the Hartt School's highly competitive Applied Music Department Guitar Award for Excellence and Yale's Benjamin Jepson Award. In addition to his studies with Sal Salvador, Neal also studied with world renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isben and master and innovator of the guitar Benjamin Verdery. His CD recording A Classical Guitar Concert has been featured on WMNR and he has also been heard on WPKN. He has performed in such diverse venues as the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, The Yale Center for British Art, Sprague Hall, The Aspen Music Festival, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. His website is www.nealfitzpatrickguitar.com.
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