ANTON MACHLEDER: Guitarra de CristalEcuadorian-born American guitarist Anton Machleder has performed throughout the US in solo recitals and chamber music concerts. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Guitar and Director of Music Technology at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College; he has also taught at Alfred University and Finger Lakes Community College, and directs Red Creek Recording Studios in Rochester, New York. A former student of Ronald Purcell and Manuel Barrueco, he completed the DMA in guitar and music literature under the direction of Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music. He made his New York debut in 1992 at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Artists International Competition. He has received fellowships from D'Addario Strings, the Bowdoin Festival in Maine, and Yale's Norfolk Summer Festival. Guitar Player Magazine reviewed his CD as having "Crisp, brilliant upper-register work, sumo-weight bass tones, masterful long line logic .... dramatic sense of structure ... remarkable dynamic control." His performances are available on the La Tapa Recordings label (www.redcreekstudios.com).
A scholar of the guitar as well, Dr. Machleder has had articles published in various journals including the American String Teacher, Ex tempore, and Soundboard. He has also given lectures for the College Music Society on the classical music of Cuba and the music of Manuel Ponce (Mexico), as well as workshops & master classes at Brooklyn College and Oberlin College on guitar performance and improvisation.
"He traverses the wide range of classical music for the guitar - from the sixteenth century through the twentieth - with stylistic assurance" "In the chaconne...he builds the works mounting complexity gradually but forcefully up to the famous but always stunning change from minor to major, achieving at that spot a serene amplitude reminiscent of pipe organ music,not an instrument of six strings."
Chamber Music Magazine Editor, Clair W. Van Ausdall
"Excellent...gorgeous tone...absolutely delicious ...the performances entertain...sensually elegant...stunning."
SOUNDBOARD Winter 1995, pg. 89
"Flexible and deeply musical phrasing...wonderful...on the highest level...filled with inspiration."
Seymour Bernstein Pianist/Author/Teacher
"An accomplished guitarist with outstanding musicianship"
Manuel Barrueco EMI Recording Artist
"A Musician of exceptional talent and dedication."
Nicholas Goluses Professor of Guitar - Eastman School of Music
"The most enthusiastic expressions of pleasure and delight...a real treat."
Five Towns Concert Series
"A marvellous program...a most appreciative and complementary audience."
New York Public Library Concert Series
"Memorable performances included guitarist Anton Machleder's virtuostic performance of Aurelio de la Vega's Bifloreo"
The Society of Composers, Inc
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1. Leo Brouwer - study 1
2. Leo Brouwer - study 2
3. Leo Brouwer - study 3
4. Leo Brouwer - study 4
5. Leo Brouwer - study 5
6. Leo Brouwer - study 6
7. Leo Brouwer - study 7
8. Leo Brouwer - study 8
9. Leo Brouwer - study 9
10. Leo Brouwer - study 10
11. Leo Brouwer - Canticum, eclosion
12. Leo Brouwer - Canticum, ditirambo
13. Harold Gramatges - Bolero
14. Harold Gramatges - Guajira
15. Harold Gramatges - Habanera
16. Harold Gramatges - Son
17. Harold Gramatges - Preludio
18. Harold Gramatges - Alemanda
19. Harold Gramatges - Siciliana, sarabanda
20. Harold Gramatges - Minuetto
21. J. Nin-culmell - tema
22. J. Nin-culmell - variation 1
23. J. Nin-culmell - variation 2
24. J. Nin-culmell - variation 3
25. J. Nin-culmell - variation 4
26. J. Nin-culmell - variation 5
27. J. Nin-culmell - variation 6
28. Julian Orbon - Preludio
29. Julian Orbon - Danza
30. Aurelio de la Vega - Molto rubato
31. Aurelio de la Vega - allegro moderato