Entries by Marco Sartor

Lecture at 2019 GFA Convention

Marco will be offering a technique workshop for the next Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Miami, FL. June 18, 2:30 pm. It will focus on fingerings; in particular, strategies for arriving at unique, personal fingerings that best portray our musical intentions. Don’t miss it!

Marco to inaugurate guitar program at Killington Music Festival

Marco will be running the guitar program at Killington Music Festival, the 36-year-old chamber music festival for strings and piano in Killington, Vermont. From June 29 to July 26. Come take private and group lessons, participate in guitar- and mixed-ensembles, perform, attend concerts and masterclasses by guest artists, and explore beautiful Vermont with diverse planned activities. […]

Augustine Artist

Marco is now an Augustine Artist. Check out his profile here. And try some great Augustine strings for yourself!

A lesson from Hindemith

The fourth movement of Paul Hindemith’s Viola Sonata Op. 25 No.1 reads: “Rasendes Zeitmass. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache.” It closely translates to “Frantic pace. Wild. Beauty of sound is a minor matter.” The indication leaves no doubt about the intense character or the piece. I find the last phrase to be especially meaningful: although Hindemith […]

Featured Article on next issue of Soundboard

Check out the next issue of Soundboard (44.1), the magazine of the Guitar Foundation of America. In a featured article, Marco discusses how to recognize, evaluate and treat the constant sympathetic resonances that occur in our playing, with practical examples taken from Fernando Sor’s Lessons Op. 31.

Numbers Versus Images

Our brains like numbers. Whether we engage in scientific, artistic, sporting or other activities, we focus on aspects that can be measured–meaning assigned a numerical value. These quantifiable aspects allow us to make objective assessments of our performances (in music or in other fields) and, in turn, compare our performances to those of others. Our […]

GuitarFest 2018

Announcing the second GuitarFest at New World School of the Arts, March 10, 2018. A full day of guitar activities, for guitar students of all levels. Free registration. Take masterclasses, attend workshops, lunch with the faculty, and rehearse and perform solo and ensemble pieces. Learn more and register here.

DMA at Yale University

On October 6, 2017 Marco completed all requirements toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Yale School of Music. Featured photo of the final recital program.

UWM Recital

Thanks to Rene Izquierdo, the guitar department at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and its Student Organization for featuring Marco on September 15.