Entries by Marco Sartor

GuitarFest at New World School of the Arts

Marco will be hosting GuitarFest 2017 at New World School of the Arts, on April 22. A full day of guitar activities, for guitar students of all levels. Free registration. Take masterclasses, attend a sight-reading workshop, have lunch with the faculty, and rehearse and perform solo and ensemble pieces. Learn more and register here.

Technique article on Soundboard 43.1

Check out Marco’s latest column “Short strokes: road or destination?” on the latest Soundboard (43.1). Marco discusses whether minimizing the length of the right-hand strokes is a good strategy to achieve speed, relaxation and endurance.

(Yet More) Thoughts on De Falla’s Homage to Debussy

A lot has been written about the creation, content and significance of Manuel De Falla’s “Ommagio per le Tombeau de Debussy.” For example, I encourage you to read Rey De la Torre’s interview and Benjamin Verdery’s reflections. After having heard this piece numerous times in concerts and lessons, I’d like to add some comments and ideas.   (1) […]

College Guitar Instructor at New World School of the Arts

Marco Sartor was recently appointed as Guitar Instructor for the College Division of the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. He looks forward to working with talented students in this unique and most auspicious institution. To learn more about the NWSA Bachelor of Music program, applying,  audition requirements, and more, click here.   […]

Resources and timing

Compared to that of other instruments, the guitar’s repertory consists predominantly of short pieces. While pianists, string and wind players regularly tackle lengthy masterworks, guitarists usually program seven, eight or more works in a single night. Furthermore, our repertory appears lighter, or less ambitious, than that of other instruments. We certainly wish that composers such […]

Guitarras en el Auditorio 2016

On July 26, the series “Guitarras en el Auditorio” (Montevideo, Uruguay) featured Marco, together with soprano Lucía Leite, in a program of Spanish and Uruguayan music.

Random thoughts after the Tristan chord

The “Tristan” chord, the first chord of Richard Wagner’s opera “Tristan und Isolde,” is arguably the most famous chord in history. Theorists have dedicated countless pages to it, and still do, after more than 150 years. To many, it is a landmark in the starting of post-tonal music–a pivot to the twentieth century. The chord’s function–or […]